201 7 Pop corn and Nuts !
 
 
UNIT RETURNS
 
Unsold product may be returned Sunday October 22nd or Monday October 23rd.  Returns for Sunday will be between 1:00-5:00 and on Monday between 3:00-8:00.  All returns must be made at the Greenfield warehouse in Lancaster, 2832 Freedom Road, 501 Richardson Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603. Please do not return your leftover product to the Council Service Center, since there will not be anyone there able to help you.  If you must make other arrangements please contact your District Kernel or Executive as soon as possible.  No returns will be accepted after 8:00PM Monday October 23rd and your unit will be billed for unreturned product.
 
Returns may be made by the piece.  You will receive a copy of your return paperwork for your files.  Damaged product, that has not been previously noted, may not be returned.  Returned product will be removed from your initial Show and Sell order and an adjusted invoice will be presented at the Take Order pickup.  
     
   
TAKE ORDER ORDER
 
The deadline for your Take Order order will soon be here.  To help ensure that this process goes smoothly here are a few reminders and tips;
 
When you filed your 2017 Unit Commitment Form you received your Trails End login and Password for 2017 since Trails End zeros out the system every year.  You must have your 2017 Login and Password to place your Popcorn order.  This information was either on the front of your Popcorn envelope if you had preregistered or emailed to you if you did not.  If you have changed Unit Kernels be sure to update that information with the Council office before you try to place your order.
 
Orders are due Wednesday, October 25th by Midnight.  If you are having issues, contact your District Kernel, Executive or the council support team.  To aide you we will have someone in the office that night till 7:00.  He may contacted by phone at 717-553-4208 or by email at   scott.arnold@scouting.org
 
Please place your order by the number of containers that you need.  Be sure to submit your order once you have completed it.  Unsubmitted orders show as no order in the Trails End system.  While working on your order you may save and go back to it later, but once completed it will not show up in the system as a submitted order.  Once submitted you should receive an email from Trails End.
 
Once submitted you will later receive another email in the next few days letting you know the order was approved, or a phone call/email if there were issues.
 
The product will be available for pickup Friday November 10th, or 9th if you are helping your district to sort.  Specific questions should be addressed to your District Kernel or Executive.  



PRIZES

Don't forget to order your prizes by October 25th.  Please remember there are two types of prizes, Prize Mania and council specific prizes.  Prize Mania prizes may be accessed through the Trails-End website by the Unit Kernels from their Trail's End popcorn account using their Trails End username and password.  Kernel instructions and video links are posted on the Prize Mania site under "Program Instructions".  There are Customer Service specialists on hand Monday -Friday able to assist you if you are having issues.   They may be contacted at NDC.PrizeIncentiveProgram@Scouting.org or by calling 800-323-0736.

Please also complete the 2017 Council Prize Report Form, http://padutchbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Fill-In-of-2017-Council-Prizes-ReportForm-21.pdf . Have the form completely filled out.  Address and email are essential so that they may be invited to the specific recognition events.  If you have youth who have achieved enough to be eligible for either the T-shirt or Sweat Shirt be sure to include their size.

Once you have completed the form please send to Leisha at leishamarie.rivera@scouting.org .  If you have questions check with your District Kernel, Executive or the Council support team. 

 
2017 FALL PRODUCT SALE CALENDAR
Date
Action
Show & Sell
Take Order
Combined
7/21
Units submit their Unit Commitment Forms and RSVP for Kickoff
X
X
X
7/1-8/30
Contact local venues for Show and Sell Opportunities. Schedule early!
X
 
 
8/2
Product Sale Kickoff
X
X
X
8/4-9/15
Units conduct individual kickoffs to share information about the Product sale with their Scouts and their parents.
X
X
X
8/25
Show & Sell Orders due at Council Support Center or Online.
X
 
 
9/7&8
Units pick-up their Show & Sell product.  The unit kernel will be emailed information regarding the pick-up location & time.
X
 
 
10/23
Product sale return date. Returns are made to the warehouse by district.  Please do not return to service center.
X
 
 
10/25
Product sale campaign ends.  Unit Orders for the Take Order Sale are due.
X
X
X
11/1
Prize order completed online or form and incentive sheet due.
X
X
X
11/9&10
Unit's pick-up their Take Order product.  The unit kernel will be emailed information regarding the pick-up location & time.
 
X
X
11/28
Any missed or additional orders due.  The unit kernel will be emailed information regarding the pickup location and time. 
 
X
 
12/11
Product sale money Due - Final deadline.  Unit retains base commission on all sales.
X
X
X
12/13
Late Payment penalty begins:  Units will incur a 3% penalty per week on all outstanding balances due to the Council. i.e. late one week = -3%, and is ineligible for bonus commissions.
X
X
X
12/20
Late Payment penalty:  Units now incurs a 6% on all outstanding balances due to the Council and is ineligible for bonus commissions. 
X
X
X
12/27
Late Payment penalty:  Units now incurs 9% on all outstanding balances due the Council and is ineligible for bonus commissions.
X
X
X
1/7/18
Victory Celebration at Penn Cinema, By invitation only.  "Star Wars" movie.
X
X
X
2/1/18
Bonus commission and Online Sales commission checks sent to units.
X
X
X
 

MEET YOUR 2017 POPCORN TEAM

Popcorn Team
Phone
Email
Joe Flaim
Council Kernel
717-­768­-0961
 
Roger Harvey
Conestoga River Kernel
717­-468­-5438
 
Heidi Patterson
Harvest Kernel
717-406-8776
 
Tom Carr
Horseshoe Trail Kernel
610­-203-4335
 
Candy Quattrini
Horseshoe Trail Co-Kernel
607-207-5038

Leishamarie Rivera
Council Popcorn Admin.
717-394-4063
Scott Arnold
Council Staff Advisor
717­-553­-4208

 
PAST ISSUES
Missed a "What's Poppin'" or accidentally deleted it.  Don't worry.  There is an archive of past issues on the Council Website.  Just go to http://padutchbsa.org/popcorn/whats-poppin/, look at the menu on the left hand side and click on "What's Poppin'," and pick the issue you are looking for.