201 7 Pop corn and Nuts !


The 2017 Popcorn and Nut Sale officially kicked off with our kickoff August 2nd!  The Popcorn and Nuts Team would like to thank everyone that was able to attend the event at Sky Zone!  Whether you picked up your packet that night, at the New Kernel Training August 9th or some other time please take some time to review all the information that was provided.  If you have any questions, contact your District Kernel listed below and they will be happy to work with you. 
If you were unable to attend either event, we have your unit's packet at the Council Service Center, if you have not already picked it up; you may pick it up Monday - Friday, 8:30-4:30. Your District Executive and/or District Kernel will be contacting you soon to make sure you have the materials in your hands as soon as possible. If you are planning to make a trip to the Council Service Center soon, please contact us at 717-394-4063 or Leisha Rivera at  leishamarie.rivera@scouting.org and we will have your packet waiting for you in the store.  We are continuing to put up resources on the Council website but here are some quick links to some of the most important pieces from the kickoff:

The deadline for your Show and Sell order will soon be here.  To help ensure that this process goes smoothly here are a few reminders and tips;
Make sure that your unit has filed a 2017 Unit Commitment Form.  Trails End zeros out the system every year.  If you have not filed a commitment form, we do not have the information necessary to load you into the system.  This will prohibit you from placing an order.
80% rule.  Every returning unit's threshold of 80% of their combined sales was on the sticker of their Popcorn Packet.  This is the maximum order you can place without filing a Show and Sell Orders and Return Policy Form.  Orders over the 80% will not be processed without the accompanying form.  Your 80% includes both Popcorn and Nuts.
You can use the Unit Potential Worksheet tool on the Website to help you assemble your order.
Due date.  Orders need to be placed by the due date of August 25th.  If you are having issues, contact your District Kernel or Executive.
Submit.  Be sure to submit your order once you are through with it.  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 it will then be checked to make sure it passes the 80% rule.
The product will be available for pickup September 8th, or 7th if you are helping your district to sort.  Specific questions should be addressed to your District Kernel or Executive.  


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.

The popcorn machine is available for units to borrow for their Kickoff and Show and Sell Events this fall!  It's a great way to help generate excitement for the sale!! You can down load the request  form a nd return it to Leisha, at  Leishamarie.Rivera@scouting.org   to schedule  the use of it.  Machine use is on a first come first served basis.  As long as the machine is being used as part of your sale there is no fee.  Use of the machine includes corn and oil packets, the first 8 packets are free.  Additional packets are available at $1.00 each.  Each packet feeds approximately 10 people.  Please be sure to clean the machine before returning.  If you would like to use the machine for other events there is a small cost.


Popcorn Team
Joe Flaim
Council Kernel
Roger Harvey
Conestoga River Kernel
Heidi Patterson
Harvest Kernel
Tom Carr
Horseshoe Trail Kernel
Candy Quattrini
Horseshoe Trail Co-Kernel

Leishamarie Rivera
Council Popcorn Admin.
Scott Arnold
Council Staff Advisor