Official Popcorn Fundraiser Newsletter of the
Cradle of Liberty Council, BSA
VOLUME 2 | August 23, 2018
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Thank you for all you do to help fund Scouting Adventures!
Order #1 Pick-Up
The units that qualified for "in-home" delivery for order #1 should have received their popcorn or will be shortly.

All other units should pick-up their orders at the Council-Wide Roundtable & Popcorn Kickoff this Saturday, August 25 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Victory Church in Audubon. Distribution will take place in the parking lot -- look for the big trailers.

Please make sure your vehicle(s) will accommodate your order.

In addition to product pick-up, please join us for a popcorn seminar, pick-up order forms and other resources from the popcorn table on the midway, and check out all the other great stuff happening in your council. The event is free to attend and lunch is provided, but please RSVP so we have enough food.

We'll do our very best to expedite the pick-up process, but please keep in mind that we have 80+ orders to fill on Saturday. If there's a long line for pick-up, we'd encourage you to park and head inside to check out the Council-Wide Roundtable and pick-up popcorn materials. If you're new to the fundraiser or want a refresher, we'll be having a seminar at 12:30.
Time's Running Out to Enter the Wawa "Lottery"
On October 6 or 7, our units will have a great opportunity to sell at a selection of Wawa stores in our area. Wawa has graciously allowed Scouts this opportunity for many years at their available and approved locations, with site coordination through the council. Please do not contact your local Wawa store or the corporate office directly. This will negatively effect our ability to provide this service in the future.

Click the button below for your unit to enter the Wawa location lottery, which will be closing at the end of August. The results/schedule will be posted on the website during the first week of September. Please note that not all Wawa locations are made available due to safety and logistic concerns or pending Wawa renovations.
Are You Holding a Unit Kickoff?
Start your sale off right! Hold a 30-minute unit kickoff for your Scouts and families to build excitement, share information, teach sales techniques, and set the goal! This is a great way to set the tone and the expectations.

Find all you need to run a great kickoff at colbsa.org/popcorn -- Go to the Info & Resources section and click on the documents tab.
Resources and Training
Weekly Video
Scout Training Video - Great to use at your unit's kickoff!
Cradle of Liberty Council | popcorn@colbsa.org | 610-688-6900 | colbsa.org/popcorn