The New Birth of Freedom Council is pleased to offer the 2021 Popcorn and Nuts Sale for units to fund their programs and to help financially support their local council. This fundraiser is held annually each fall and is a ready-made, turn-key, simple product sale that offers up to 40% commission to participating units. For all of us, 2020 and 2021 have been difficult years but we are hopeful that Scouting will rebound as we kick off the 2021-22 Scouting year. We hope that through this sale we can provide a safe, easy way for Scouts to raise money for their future Scouting Adventures.
This Sale Strengthens Both Units and Your Council!
In addition to the funds that will directly benefit units, the proceeds of this sale provide critical financial resources that the New Birth of Freedom Council depends upon to reinvest in providing service and support to units, such as providing two fully-staffed service centers with two Scout Shops in Mechanicsburg and York, three camping properties, a full-time professional staff, accident and liability insurance, council-wide activities and trainings, and much more.
By participating in this product sale, your unit helps build a strong and healthy local unit and local council, which will both build strong and healthy Scouts who will become tomorrow’s leaders!
2021 Vendors – NEW!
The New Birth of Freedom Council is committed to making sure that we provide the best options for a successful sale and that means securing vendors that provide a great product, provide a great return to Scouting, provide excellent customer service and sales support, and follow through on their commitments. We recognize that there were some challenges with the 2020 sale and are excited to start a new chapter with a new popcorn vendor, Pecatonica River! We also look forward to continuing our partnership with Whitley’s Nut Company to provide the nut products for our fall sale.
We can’t wait to share more with you about this year’s sale and introduce you to what Pecatonica River and Whitley’s Peanuts have to offer.
Pecatonica offers great-tasting products, and all of them are available in attractive TINS or branded Popcorn Buckets. Prices are competitive and reflect the quality of their product all while helping to support Scouting. Most of Whitley’s core products will be available again this year. We are working closely with our vendors to make sure that all of the products selected for the sale will be available to units. At this point, we do not anticipate any issues with either vendor having to make any substitutions or changes to the product lineup that will be released in June.
PECATONICA RIVER PRODUCTS – Check out our delicious product line up here.
WHITLEY’S PRODUCTS – Check out our delicious product line up here.
|June 29||2021 Popcorn and Nuts Kick-off (Recording Available here)|
|July 26||Show and Sell Orders Due|
|August 5||Popcorn Workshop – Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Enola (Pioneer District)|
|August 5||Popcorn Workshop – Freedom Valley Church (Battlefield District)|
|August 5||Popcorn Workshop – Location TBD (Heritage Trails District)|
|August 5||Popcorn Workshop – Location TBD (Keystone Capital District)|
|August 12||Popcorn Workshop – Wagner Training Center, Hidden Valley (Conococheague District)|
|August 12||Popcorn Workshop – St. John’s UCC, Chambersburg (Conococheague District)|
|August 13||Show and Sell Orders distributed to units at assigned sites|
|September 3||Reorder #1 Due|
|September 10||Reorder #1 Pick up and Scout Deliver Pick up #1|
|September 17||Reorder #2 Due|
|September 24||Reorder #2 Pick up|
|October 1||Reorder #3 Due|
|October 8||Reorder #3 Pick up and Scout Deliver Pick up #2|
|October 13 – 16||Show and Sell Returns – Units may return unsold products to the Scout Service Centers during designated hours|
|October 20||Take Order Sale Orders Due, All Prize Orders Due|
|November 12||Take Order Sale Orders distributed to units at assigned sites and Scout Deliver Pick up #3|
|December 3||Payments postmarked or due to Mechanicsburg or York Service Centers|
Download the 2021 Popcorn and Nuts Sale Calendar here.
Commissions are based on Show and Sell, Show and Deliver, Take Order, Scout Deliver, and Consignment Sale.
Prize Incentive Program – Coming Soon
Popcorn and Nuts Sale Resources
Visit this page to view resources that will help your unit have a successful sale.
Popcorn and Nuts Sale Committee
Contact members of our Council Popcorn and Nuts Committee to assist you with any questions you might need to be answered.
|Council Kernel||Bruce Apgarfirstname.lastname@example.org||717-961-9305|
|Battlefield Kernel||Matt Philipsemail@example.com||717-813-4931|
|Conococheague Kernel||Pam Neryfirstname.lastname@example.org||717-977-2564|
|Heritage Trails Kernel||Jim Mooneyemail@example.com||717-767-5128|
|Keystone Capital Kernel||Peter Von Getziefirstname.lastname@example.org||717-777-1305|
|Pioneer Kernel||Mark Fahnestockemail@example.com||717-418-0259|
|Council Staff Advisor||Chris Styersfirstname.lastname@example.org||717-854-7942|
|Council Support||Holly Schwalmemail@example.com||717-620-4526|