Popcorn Campaign Update

A big thank you to all the scouts and parents that participated in our site sales.  Kernels Vince & Matt have tabulated the results and we are ahead of our record-breaking year last year.  We will soon circulate an email to summarize hours worked by scout to we can make sure everyone gets an appropriate level of credit towards their sales goals.

Although the site sales are over, we encourage everyone to get out with your scout to go door-to-door to visit neighbors & friends.  This year our popcorn campaign will wrap-up on Saturday, October 18, with all orders (and collections) due to the den leader (or parent coordinator) on this dateNote this is the date of the fall camp out as well – more details will be provided soon.

One way to ask friends & family to support scouting is to ask them to participate in the online campaign.  To facilitate your scout’s involvement in this campaign, Kernel Matt put together the following “how to” guide to online popcorn sales.

Creating an online account to sell popcorn through Trails End

Log on or click on the link http://sell.trails-end.com/login

In the top right corner choose “Create Account” and then choose “Scout”

You will then be prompted enter your child’s birth date and year

On the next page is where you enter the rest of account information to sign up:

  • Child’s first name and last name initial
  • Create a user name and password
  • Enter your email address to be updated with online sales

You also need to choose the correct information to for our Troop to get credit for the sales. That is listed on the right side of the sign up page for which you created the user name and password.

  • Council: Des Plaines Valley
  • District: Voyageur Trace
  • Unit: Pack 3024-Riverside Presbyterian Church

Once all information is complete, you just need to hit “Sign Up” at the bottom and you are now registered.

Once registered, you can now send out your child’s sales page to friends/family via email. That is listed under the “Spread the Word” tab.

In addition, you can copy the link from your child’s sales page, and paste it to your Facebook status (with a picture of your child in uniform) to gain more visibility and sales opportunity to their page.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kernel Matt at:  mdominick@simplyproven.com



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