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Popcorn Sale 2018 

Popcorn Resources

  Online Sale
  Online Sale Helps & Information
  Kernel Handbook
  Kernel Journal
  Pecatonica River Popcorn website
  Scout's 2-page/table tent Order form
  Scout's 4-page Popcorn Order form
  Desk Top/Take to Work Order form
  Customizable Business Card
  Unit Commission Structure
  Key Dates
  Popcorn Prizes
  Prize Ordering Instructions
  Show & Sell Order Form (Unit Order)
  Take Order Sales Form (Unit Order)
  Unit Web Portal Guide
  Unit Prize Ordering Form
  Unit Master Record
  Evaluation Form (coming soon)

Why Sell?

• Increase your unit and council income – more than 70% stays local
• Pay for your entire Scouting program with just one fundraiser
• Scouts learn life lessons by “earning their own way”
• The prize program motivates Scouts
• NEW unit level commission structure increased for 2018
• For additional revenue, sell online to friends and family out of town 


Commission for units

NEW structure for 2018 - units have opportunity to receive 36%

This year, units have the ability to earn more commission for their sale's efforts with 36 percent available. Last year, the max commission was 33.5 percent

This year's Base Commission maximum is 31 percent, with every unit which participates is guaranteed 25 percent just for signing up to sell. Included in the Base Commission is a 3-percent bonus when the Unit has its Unit Kernel attend one of our training sessions on Aug. 9, 14 or 18.

The biggest change in the commission structure comes in the simplification for the Performance Bonus Commission structure. Units averaging $350 or more per Scout in sales, will receive an additional 2 percent commission, and units that average $500 or more per Scout in sales, will awarded an additional 3 percent commission. This means units with the $500 plus sales average, will earn the 5 percent bonus commission.

For full details on the 2018 Commission structure, please see the Kernel Handbook.


Important Dates

This dates listed are key dates for unit kernels, Scout Parents. Please ask your Unit Kernel for dates related to your unit sale, which maybe different than the following council dates. 

  • Aug. 9 & 14 – District kickoffs/kernel training
  • Aug. 18 – Kernel training Camp Berry
  • Aug. 25 – Show & Sell orders due to Council
  • Sept. 14-15 – Show & Sell popcorn pickup
    • Take order sales due to Council   
    • Popcorn return day
    • Prize order forms & prize registration forms due
  • Nov. 8 – Show & Sell payment due to Council
  • Nov. 16-17 – Take Order sales pickup
  • Dec. 14 – Take Order payment due to Council
    • Units with outstanding balances will forfeit bonus
  • Dec. 21 – Unit commissions deposited into Unit account


Rewards for Scouts

Seller's Club & beyond

Beginning with their first item sold, Scouts can begin earning rewards for their efforts. At $650 in sales, Scouts earn additional rewards as a member of the Seller’s Club. Beginning with Scout Shop gift cards, Scouts can quickly add rewards such as tickets to a private Black Swamp Area Council screening of a Scout-appropriate movie feature. If a Scout hits the higher levels of the Seller’s Club incentives, then additional prizes only available to Seller Club members become available for Scouts to earn.

Additional rewards include when a Scout fills out an entire order form to qualify for a drawing for tickets to Cedar Point in 2019. One set awarded per District.

For complete details on Rewards of Scouts, please see the Kernel Handbook.


More than $6,500 in prizes possible to earn!


Congratulations to the 2017 Popcorn Top Sellers

Black Swamp Area Council's Top Seller: Kody O. of Pack 314, $4,160

Arrowwood District   Great Oaks District
Pack 314 Kody O $4,160   Pack 777 Keri C $2,705
Pack 314 Andrew W $3,314   Troop 777 Josh M $2,695
Pack 313 Austin R $3,036   Troop 777 Luke B $2,634
Pack 471 Zachary R $2,786   Troop 103 Paul H $2,550
Pack 313 Carter J $2,606   Pack 131 Cooper H $2,515
Chinquapin District   Old Sycamore
Pack 139 Gavin M $2,825   Troop 35 Ronnie K $3,545
Pack 191 Nolan S $2,776   Pack 36 Daine V $3,019
Pack 141 Wyatt S $2,638   Pack 4 Trevor B $2,755
Troop 216 Cory M $2,510   Troop 32 Evan E $2,515
          Troop 138 Joey H $2,500


District Contacts & Warehouse Locations

For more information, first contact your Unit Kernel. The district kernels and district executives are:

Arrowwood District, serving Hancock & Seneca Counties 

  • District Kernel: Ted Blum, (419) 306-4153 or tblum1@woh.rr.com
  • District Executive: Alice LaLone, (567) 208-5286 or alice.lalone@scouting.org
  • Warehouse: Ohio Logistics facility (east side of building, to right/rear of Wolfe Brothers), 6000 Fostoria Ave., Findlay OH 45840

Chinquapin District, serving Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding & Williams Counties

Great Oaks District, serving Allen, Hardin & Putnam Counties

Old Sycamore Districtserving Auglaize, Mercer & Van Wert Counties

Black Swamp Area Councilserving each of the district popcorn teams


Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356