Cub Scout Pack 1776
27Aug/19

2019 Popcorn Show & Sell

September 6-22, 2019

Many things are new this year, so please read the below and download the Trails End App

Does your scout need to practice his or her public speaking, good manners, or accepting rejections gracefully? Selling popcorn is a great way to practice all these skills!  This year we booked opportunities at different locations; try them all!  Sales earned at the store, along with your individual sales to friends and neighbors, all count toward your scout's Trails End Prizes and rewards through Pack 1776!

Why do we do this?

This is a key fundraiser for our council, the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council (MDSC).  MDSC does not receive any funding from the national registration fee that is charged to Pack 1776 for each scout and leader.

73% of all popcorn funds will go to support scouting locally - proceeds are shared between MDSC, our local district – “Meridian District” and our Pack.  MDSC and Meridian District use these funds to support activities such as Webeloree, Summer Day Camp, insurance, training and much more and keep participation costs low.  Our fundraising effort helps to make Scouting a great experience for our scouts.  Here is a sampling of the Pack 1776 activities supported by your fund-raising efforts and participation:

  • Halloween Party
  • Pinewood Derby Equipment, Awards and Facilities Rental
  • Pack Camp Outs, craft and skill station supplies, food
  • Blue & Gold Celebration entertainment and dessert
  • End of the Year Graduation

We've chosen to do a shorter sales period this year.

This year we are concentrating our fundraiser into the first 3 weeks of September.  We have multiple storefront locations reserved with Draeger’s, Starbucks and Safeway.

This year everyone needs to download the Trails End App as:

  • Signing up for sales shifts will only be on the App.
  • Tracking Inventory will be on the App
  • Credit Card sales will be used through the App by using a Pack supplied Square Reader or typing in the credit card number.
  • Door to Door / Sales to families can be made through the APP.

You may download the App on your on. If doing so, select "Meridian" for the district and "Pack 1776" for the unit. The Pack will send one family member an invitation to set up an account with the Trails End App that is linked to Pack 1776.  You can also text APP to 62771 for a link to download the app.

Unfortunately, we can only send one invitation out per scout, so Mom and Dad, one of you will get the invitation and have to set up the account and give that log in information to the other parent. 

We are no longer using a standalone Square account like we did last year since Trails End is covering the credit card transaction fees if we go with them.

What is our goal?  What are the rewards?

Our goal is for every scout to sell $250. 

Every scout that sells $250 or more will receive a cool camping headlamp!

The top three individual sellers will a prize:

  • 1st: 2 x “1-Day” Single Park Tickets to Disneyland (Peak Time Tickets);
  • 2nd: AKASO Brave 4 4K 20MP WiFi Waterproof Action Camera With Remote Control;
  • 3rd: Mini RC Helicopter Drone 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channels Quadcopter

Every scout that sells $250 or more will have their winter camping fee discounted (we are looking towards participating in an overnight at the Monterey Bay Aquarium). 

Scouts that sell $350 or more can earn Amazon Gift Cards through the Trails End Reward Program. Click here for the prize flyer.

Parents Earn Volunteer Hours This Year

New this year! A parent may earn 1 hour of volunteer credit per 2 hour shift. This goes towards the 8 hour volunteer deposit. Only one credit per family per shift. There is no limit on the shifts you may staff - each 2 hour block will earn your family a 1 hour credit.

Be sure to read Pack 1776 Popcorn Sales Station Instructions

Be sure to read PACK 1776 Popcorn Sales Station Instructions (2019) If you’re the first or last shift, you must pick up or return the popcorn and cash box to our Popcorn Chairperson Govind's home.

Alternatively, you can also:

1) Show and Sell at the locations where we have reserved spots. See the App for these locations and times.

2) Take Order:  let your customers choose all the flavors of the Trails End App; collect the advance payment. Popcorn will be available for you to pick up and distribute in mid-November.

3) Online: Set up an account at trails-end.com and sell online. Note that Trails End will ship the popcorn for fee.

When selling door to door, please follow these safety rules:

  • Never enter someone’s home.
  • Don’t carry large amounts of cash with you.
  • Always walk on the sidewalk and driveway.
  • Always sell with another scout or adult.
  • Remember to wear your Class A uniform, be respectful and have fun!

First time selling? Here's a video on what this is all about!

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28Sep/14

2014 Popcorn Sales – Danville Draeger’s location moved to San Ramon Walmart

Popcorn Sales will continue at the following stores:

Please sign up on SignUpGenius if you have not signed up for this exciting event! Remember, sales earned at the stores, along with your individual sales to friends, neighbors, relatives, and parents' co-workers, all count toward your Trails End Prizes !

Parents/shift leaders who want to accept credit card payment, please email our Pack Treasurer Silvia Yeh with your name, email, den #, and your Scout's name. Please also download the free PayAnywhere app to your smart phone:
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Lastly, be sure to read these instructions.

With the Take Order form, you can start selling today. Please view the training video below to see how easy it is to go out there and get people to support cub scouting!

Also, click here to learn how to sell online!

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13Nov/13

Online Popcorn Sales Promotion

Scouts: How would you like to win an X-Box One Console!?

The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council is working with Trail's End to offer additional prizes to all Scouts selling popcorn online starting Wednesday, November 13 through Friday, December 20.

Your Scout will receive a drawing entry to win a X-Box One Console for every online sale he makes starting November 13. The more sales your Scout makes, the more entries he will receive!

Along with the drawing entries your Scout can earn a $5 Wal-Mart Gift Card for every 3 items sold during this promotion.

Is your Scout just short of the $2,500 prize level to qualify for the Trail's End Scholarship Program? If so, this is his opportunity to get to the qualifying level while earning more prizes!

Scouts: Click here to learn how to sell online.

Leaders: Click here to learn how to track your unit's online sales.

This program does not qualify for the Mt. Diablo Silverado Prize Program or Bonus Clubs.

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20Sep/13

2013 Popcorn Sales – Danville location moved to Fresh & Easy

Popcorn Sales begin this Saturday & Sunday at the following stores:

New den leaders, please sign up at the Sign-up-Genius invite

Please contact your den leader if you have not signed up for this exciting event! Remember, sales earned at the stores count toward your Trails End Prizes!  These prizes are listed on the Face-to-Face Take Order forms that were handed out at the last Pack Meeting.  These sales and the individual sales you make selling to friends, neighbors, relatives and parents co-workers will count towards your Trails End Prize.

As an additional incentive announced at the Pack Meeting, to drive individual Face-to-Face Take Order sales, we've added more prizes to help motivate our boys.

  • Take Order Popcorn sales -  $10 Target Gift Card for every $100 popcorn sold on Face-to-Face forms - sell $500 worth of popcorn, get a $50 gift card!

Also, the Den that sells most on an average per cub basis gets an ice cream party prize! With the Take Order form, you can start selling today. Please take some time to view the training video, so that you can see how easy it is to go out there and get people to support cub scouting!

Yuji Yamada
Pack 1776 Committee Chair

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18Sep/12

2012 Popcorn Sales – Starts This Weekend at Safeway!

Popcorn Sales begin this Saturday & Sunday at the following Safeway stores:

New den leaders, please sign up at the Sign-up-Genius invite from Popcorn Chair Mette Spears. If we run out of slots, we can add additional shifts.

Please contact your den leader if you have not signed up for this exciting event!

Remember, sales earned at the stores count toward your Trails End Prizes! These prizes are listed on the Face-to-Face Take Order forms that were handed out at the last Pack Meeting. These sales and the individual sales you make selling to friends, neighbors, relatives and parents co-workers will count towards your Trails End Prize. Objections in Sales does happen in businesses, but when it comes down to it, resolving this can make all the difference to how much product you sell. From this, you can start building connections with potential clients and generate more sales.

As an additional incentive announced at the Pack Meeting, to drive individual Face-to-Face Take Order sales, we've added more prizes to help motivate our boys.

  • $100 Take Order Popcorn sales - 1 Skylander game figure or $10 Target Gift Card
  • $150 Take Order Popcorn sales - Pie in Face
  • $200 Take Order Popcorn sales - 2 Skylander game figures or $20 Target Gift Card (Please note that the prizes are not cumulative, meaning that earning the $200 prize mean they only get the 2 Skylanders or $20 Gift Card, and not the $100 prize of $1 Skylander and $10 Gift Card)
  • $300 Take Order Popcorn sales - 3 Skylander game figures or $30 Target Gift Card (Please note that the prizes are not cumulative, meaning that earning the $300 prize mean they only get the 3 Skylanders or $30 Gift Card)
  • $400 Take Order Popcorn sales - 4 Skylander game figures or $40 Target Gift Card (Please note that the prizes are not cumulative, meaning that earning the $400 prize mean they only get the 4 Skylanders or $40 Gift Card)
  • $500 Take Order Popcorn sales - 1 Skylander Giants Portal Owners Pack Game or $50 Target Gift Card (Please note that the prizes are not cumulative, meaning that earning the $500 prize mean they only get the game or $50 Gift Card)

Though, everyone can get a prize and the Pie in Face.

Also, the Den that sells most on an average per cub basis gets an ice cream party prize!

With the Product flyer and Take Order form, you can start selling today.

Please take some time to view the training video, so that you can see how easy it is to go out there and get people to support cub scouting!

Yuji Yamada
Pack 1776 Committee Chair

1Dec/11

Popcorn News

News from Meridian district:

Thank you to everyone who sold popcorn. Many of our Troops and Packs had very successful sales this year. Our top 5 overall were:

Pack 995--$30,100+
Pack 814--$12,100+
Pack 205--$11,700+
Pack 536--$10,700+
Pack 689--$10,400+

The top 5 biggest increases from 2010

Pack 995 $10,500+
Pack 205--$10,100+
Troop 216--$9,300+
Pack 814--$4,200+
Pack 1776--$3,600+

Way to go! Over all MERIDIAN DISTRICT did $150,000+ in total sales which is an increase of 28%! AMAZING JOB EVERYONE!!

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3Sep/11

Popcorn Training


Pack 1776,

The popcorn season has arrived!  Our sales goal for this year is $5000.  Not only every scout participating in this annual fundraising event receives a patch, more prizes and rewards are available for top selling den and scouts.  There are many ways to participate.  Besides the upcoming show-and-sell at Safeway and Lucky, scouts can sell door-to-door and online. Learn more about this at our first Pack Meeting on Wednesday, September 9th.

Meanwhile, get a head start and check out the training videos for tips on selling popcorn. Contact our Popcorn Kernal Yuji Yamada if you have questions.

Stella Lei
Webmaster

12Oct/10

Popcorn Drive Schedule

Our Show-and-Sell Popcorn Drive at Gale Ranch Safeway is coming up and the schedule is posted below. When selling popcorn, make sure the following:

  1. If you are the first den for the day, den leaders, please arrive about 10-15 minutes early to help set up.
  2. A Den leader, Assistant Den leader or designated leader must be present at the time of the shift.
  3. Parents should not just drop off cubs and leave. They should supervise their child.
  4. Cubs should be in full Class A uniforms
  5. You will need to keep track of what was sold and which cub worked the shift. There will be a binder with a tally sheet that will help you keep track of this information. Each den will have their own section in the binder.
  6. Customers can make cash donations, if they don't want to buy popcorn. There will be an envelope for this in the cash box.
  7. Customers can make donations to the military. There will be an envelope for this in the cash box as well.
  8. Last den of the day should help clean up. We shouldn't leave a mess.

Contact Popcorn Kernal Yuji if you have questions.

Shift Oct 16 (Sat) Oct 17 (Sun) Oct 23 (Sat) Oct 24 (Sun) Oct 30 (Sat) Oct 31 (Sun)
12pm - 1pm - Den 2 - - - Den 8
1pm - 2pm Den 11 Den 11 - Den 8 - Den 9
2pm - 3pm Den 7 Den 3 - Den 3 Den 1 Den 9
3pm - 4pm Den 7 Den 4 Den 2 Den 3 Den 1 -
4pm - 5pm Den 7 Den 4 Den 5 Den 6 Den 5 -
1Oct/10

Pop Pop Pop

October is popcorn month.  While our popcorn kernel is working hard with leaders to sort out the details, I would like to share with you another view of corns.  That is corn mazes.  Amazing corn mazes around the country celebrating the Centennial of BSA.  Click on the picture to see more.