When participating in popcorn, Scouts gain self-confidence, people skills, money management, salesmanship, and business
ethics – things that help prepare them for life! These are great values and skills for youth to learn. Units also have the ability to fund their entire year’s program through the popcorn sale alone. That means less fundraising, less time asking parents for money, and more time for Scouting fun. All proceeds stay right here to help support local Scouts. That’s 73% that goes to Scouting. While a portion of that goes to directly support your Scout unit, the remaining portion gets reinvested into supporting your unit, and into local programs and supplies. For example, a bunch of the materials you received for free to support your popcorn sale this year, came from popcorn. New program equipment like bows and arrows, and facility improvements like composite decking at Cub World were also funded in part by popcorn. Together we make a huge difference to support local Scouting program and the adventures of a lifetime!


EARN BONUS COMMISSION! Sign up and attend one of the Popcorn Kickoff Rallies. You’ll get tons of free supplies to aid your sale that night, learn important new updates, and hear some helpful hints and tips toward making your sale even more successful. Click here to register.



Example from 2018 Popcorn Festival

The Dan Beard Council hosts a Popcorn Festival in the Fall which is free for all Scouts selling popcorn this year (1 free Scout and 1 free accompanying adult)! Siblings and family are also invited to attend with the purchase of additional tickets.

Scouts will earn their “I’m Trained” Patch by attending several popcorn booths where they will have fun and learn about popcorn. Then, all attendees will get to explore the Cincinnati Children’s Museum throughout the evening. We’ll also be giving out fun prizes and giveaways throughout the evening. Click here for 2018 details!