boy scouts popcorn sales

boy scouts popcorn sales

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Boy Scout DAD

Brownsville, TN

#1 Aug 30, 2010
Did you know you can help scouts earn thier own way in Scouting?
Trail's End has made a lot of improvements this year. All microwave products are made with canola oil and all caramel products are naturally sweetened, so there are plenty of healthy, flavorful snacks to choose from.

70% of your purchase will be returned to the council, yhe unit and the Scouts rewards. Online purchases help us fund fun, educational activities and help more kids experience all the things that make Scouting great.

Thanks for your support, Click below to order
http://www.trails-end.com/estore/scouts/email...

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Since: Sep 08

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#2 Aug 30, 2010
My personal experience with Trail's End or that other kettle corn is that it was priced way out of line and tasted like crap - We threw most of ours away -

Now , having said that , it's not about popcorn - It's a very good way to help the scouts and support their projects - Being an old former scout , I know they deserve all the help they can get - Just wish 100% of their share went to the kids and not toward expenses for the big wheels in other states - Same thing with Girl Scout cookies - The parents expend time , gas , vehicles , stress , and , lo & behold , out of the kids hard earned labors , go those paychecks - Strictly volunteer organization ??- Not so - Buy the popcorn and cookies and help our neighborhood kids , but keep in mind that somebody is making plenty of money off of this - Not the kids - Everything new that rolls around , the kids still have to come up with their own pocket money -
Pos

Dallas, TX

#3 Aug 30, 2010
Thank you kia9 for putting another damper on their sales like it's not hard enough for them anyway.
good luck

Sheridan, AR

#4 Aug 30, 2010
My child sold it (popcorn) a couple years ago and he sold enough to earn prizes Which HE NEVER GOT, and we kept asking for them for 6 mnonths or longer.BUT for some reason they still yet have not given this child his prizes for salling load of popcorn,I was told the popcorn chair person got the prizes but failed to give him his. shame on boys scouts. Needless to say our children will NEVER SALE ANYTHING FOR Boy Scouts again,Nore do we support any sales for Boy scouts. Matter of fact they are in with the Rangers now through Church where I can Honestly say no cheating there.

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Since: Sep 08

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#5 Aug 30, 2010
Pos wrote:
Thank you kia9 for putting another damper on their sales like it's not hard enough for them anyway.
Don't mean to dampen - I'll buy some again - I've still got my Scout cards from the early '60's - JMO and that's all it is - It just irks me to lay all these sales on kids , scouts and schools alike - Wouldn't be so bad if I didn't know that somebody is drawing a salary for having a title and we poor folks help to support a supposedly "non profit" agency - Absolutely no offense intended toward the scouts -
matthew cats

Arlington, TX

#6 Sep 15, 2010
http://www.trails-end.com/estore/scouts/email...


link please buy popcorn all year shipped directly to u for free

please
Joe1b

Mount Vernon, KY

#7 Sep 15, 2010
Before I buy any I want to know what share of the money goes to the local troop.

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Since: Sep 08

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#8 Sep 15, 2010
The proceeds go to either the state or national level - Then I guess they have a process as to how it's parceled on down -If any -
Scouting is good

Brownsville, TN

#9 Sep 16, 2010
Joe1b wrote:
Before I buy any I want to know what share of the money goes to the local troop.
In a purchase of about $40.00 the unit recieves about $11.00 and the council recieves about $15.00

http://www.trails-end.com/estore/scouts/email...

LBZ

Livonia, MI

#10 Oct 21, 2010
Joe1b wrote:
Before I buy any I want to know what share of the money goes to the local troop.
I'm a popcorn kernel for our troop. 70% of sales goes back to local scouting. I know that for a $100 of retail value popcorn, what goes back to local scouting is approximately $70. Our council gives us 38%(we elect to forego the prizes to keep an extra 5% commission), so the troop gets $38. The council keeps 32% approximately to pay for any additional incentives, camping facilities, and yes, salaries to full-time scouting professionals who without their work the organization wouldn't function. The other 30% goes to Trails-End to pay for the popcorn, salaries of Trails-End folks. For scouts that have sold $2500 or more in one year, they earn an extra 6% in a college scholarship fund. In an average hour going door-to-door, my son sells about $80 per hour, which means he has just effectively made a $30 commission per hour a portion that goes to his scout account and a portion that goes to his troop general fund.
never again

United States

#11 Dec 17, 2010
It's not bad enough that the popcorn taste like crap but now it served in dog bags. The only good think about buying the pop corn (besides helping the Boy Scouts) was getting it in a can.
OVER PRICE CRAP THAT PAY FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE A JOB WITH BENEFITS. WHY DON”T YOU JUST SPEDIND TIME WITH YOU KIDS AND STOP SELLING THEM DREAMS.
Youth believer

London, KY

#12 Dec 18, 2010
never again wrote:
It's not bad enough that the popcorn taste like crap but now it served in dog bags. The only good think about buying the pop corn (besides helping the Boy Scouts) was getting it in a can.
OVER PRICE CRAP THAT PAY FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE A JOB WITH BENEFITS. WHY DON”T YOU JUST SPEDIND TIME WITH YOU KIDS AND STOP SELLING THEM DREAMS.
You have no clue what you are talking about. Probably no kids or scouts. Admin cost is minimal in this program. Move away.
Cari

Brighton, MI

#13 Jan 4, 2011
Wow, bitter, bitter people... life is too short to get angry about pocorn
Donita

United States

#14 Aug 17, 2011
Joe1b wrote:
Before I buy any I want to know what share of the money goes to the local troop.
70% comes back to the council and 30% goes to the troop.It really is not much for all the work the boys do.

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#15 Aug 17, 2011
Eliminate the paychecks and benefits to certain higherups and maybe more people would buy and help the kids -For some in Scouting , it's still all about the money -
wolffmama

Alpharetta, GA

#16 Aug 23, 2011
Boy Scout popcorn: Too expensive - too hard to sell because of the price, especially these days! The concept of fundraising for the scouts is good, but the prices are way out of line.
Bubba

San Francisco, CA

#17 Aug 30, 2011
The cost of a great program is expensive. The benefit is your help in raising a kid that adds to the community.

The kids take turns leading a program and this teaches them leadership skills. The guy who started it all was a general in the army and knew what it takes to create good leaders of the future. This is how you do it.

Imagine if you were a young teenage boy. Wouldn't you like to spend the summer at scout camp. Wouldn't a parent appreciate the boy being away from the video games for a week? How about going on a 75 mile backpacking trip in the New Mexico wilderness? How about a week in the Keyes on a boat, kayak, and hiking on the beach? How about learning community leadership and understanding what it might take to be a successful community leader? How about being around peers that lift you up?

The boys need your help. This is America and it's just another organization that try's to keep us a little less messed up than the rest of the world.

Remember that no one gets rich off of this. Your money goes to a nearly 100% volunteer organization. The popcorn is great.

So, buy some popcorn and feel good about what you have done for your country.

Bubba

San Francisco, CA

#18 Aug 30, 2011
Lets not forget the girls. Many of the high adventure programs involve girls from the Venture Crews. I have been on treks with girls from around the country and they wouldn't be there if it weren't for boys selling popcorn to subsidize these programs.

If you are a outdoorsy gal and want to continue the experience for those tough little girls, buy the popcorn.

Feel good about how you spend a small amount of money on popcorn.
Bubba

San Francisco, CA

#19 Aug 30, 2011
Go out and get some fresh air. Go hiking in a nice park or up in the wilderness on a backpacking trip. Chances are you will see a scout. No gang bangers out there. Amazing what a little popcorn can do. These kids need your help.
squish

Topeka, KS

#20 Aug 30, 2011
I am a mom of two scouts. I have bought popcorn from many, many neighbor kids. I have always tried to give where I can but, honestly, I would just cringe when I see the popcorn sales starting. Love girl scout cookies, expensive but you can still help out for less than $5.00. But the popcorn is going to cost over $10.00 and probably closer to $15.00 or more. This is too much to ask from one person. Our scout leader said instead of trying to sell the $350.00 dollars worth of popcorn (which I do not want my kids to put my neighbors through)We could donate $100.00 dollars which will go directly to our troop. So I am thinking about having my kids sell candy bars (which every one likes) and it is not asking for so much money from one person. And donate the money from the candy bars to the troop. What do ya think?

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