In this edition:

  • Thank you to Popcorn Kernels
  • Webinar about Online Sales - July 2 at 1 pm (central)
  • Earn an extra 2% by Participating in Key Leader Briefing in August
  • Council Information and Tools Available Now
  • Camp Masters Information and Tools Available
  • Winner of the $50 Scout Shop Gift Card
  • Council Contacts

Thank You!

We would like to say "thank you" for signing up to be a Popcorn Kernel in 2020!

Our goal is to help you have the best popcorn sale possible. If you have questions, reach out to your District Popcorn Kernel or the Council Popcorn staff.

Due to ongoing pandemic, we will need to be creative and try different methods to reach our Scouting supporters. Through these Popcorn News emails and on our website, we will share new information and ideas as they become available.
Ready to Rock Your Online Sales?

Camp Masters invites you to a special Online Sales & Marketing forum with Steph Cottrell on  Thursday, July 2 at 1 pm (central) .

She will discuss best practices, provide guidance on engaging the community and answer your questions LIVE.

Register for the webinar and you will receive more information.
Key Leader Briefings

The Northern Lights Council is offering an additional 2% commission for sales when your unit has the Popcorn Kernel and one other leader (Committee Chair, Scoutmaster or Cubmaster) participate in one of the Key Leader Briefings.

These briefings can be attended in-person (locations will be added in the near future) or by registering to participate in one of the webinars listed below.

Tuesday, August 4 @ 7:00 pm (central)  
Thursday, August 13 @ 7:30 pm (central)  
Tuesday, August 18 @ 7:00 pm (central)  
Council Information and Tools

Visit the council popcorn page at for the most up to date information and tools.

Items available now include:

  • DRAFT version of the 2020 Popcorn Guide
  • Scout Sales Guide & Take Order Form
  • Timeline
  • Pack & Troop Budget templates (submitting a budget and calendar by August 19 will qualify for an extra 2% commission)
  • District Kernel's contact information
Camp Masters Information and Tools

Camp Masters is the popcorn vendor the council is working with in 2020. Our Council Popcorn Kernel, Steve Smith, explains the reason for the change in a short YouTube video that you can watch now.

With the new vendor, there will be a new popcorn resources this year. Information about Camp Masters available now include:

  • Link to the Camp Masters Popcorn System
  • DEMO site for you to log in and see what the popcorn system will look like
  • Camp Masters General Information

Note - as soon as the Camp Masters popcorn system is ready for the 2020 sale, we will send information to you for creating your log in.
Scout Shop Gift Car Winner

Every unit that was signed up for the popcorn sale by June 30, 2020 was entered into a drawing for a $50 Scout Shop gift card.

The drawing was held in a top secret location on July 1 and the winner was - Pack 652 from the Northern Sky District. The gift card can be picked up at the Center for Scouting in Fargo (ask for Terri).
Council Contacts

For general sale questions and technical assistance, please contact Darin Steindl at:

(701) 499-0646 office
(218) 979-4653 cell

For assistance with orders, paperwork or prizes, please contact:

Terri Schultz (until August 31, when she will be retiring from the council after 39 years!)
(701) 499-0649 office

Emilie Frenzel (after August 31)
(701) 293-5011 office