The New Birth of Freedom Council is pleased to offer the 2020 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 has been a difficult year and there still is a lot of uncertainty in the months to come. We hope that through this sale we can provide a safe, easy way for Scouts to raise money for their future Scouting Adventures.
A Letter from our Council Popcorn and Nuts Committee Chairman
Greetings Unit Leaders and Popcorn and Nuts Kernels,
Your Council Popcorn and Nuts Fundraiser team is hard at work to develop a sales plan for the Fall of 2020 that will help you achieve your program goals in the upcoming year within the constraints of the uncertain sales environment we are currently facing.
In 2019, Scouts in the New Birth of Freedom Council benefited over $400,000 from the sale, with almost $250,000 directly being added to individual unit bank accounts. Losing that opportunity would severely limit our program options as we come out of the COVID-19 restrictions and try to launch the best Scouting year in history in 2020/2021.
From innovative Show and Sell/Take Order methods, to new concepts and Scout Delivery, to a greatly improved online ordering system, there are a lot of exciting initiatives in play which could help you have the greatest year ever in Popcorn and Nuts sales.
As you may already be aware, Program Launch has been postponed. We normally showcase our items at Program Launch and request unit commitments at that time. To help us plan, we are requesting that you use the link above to register your unit commitment to the sale. Whether we hold “in person” kickoff events in the Summer or host them virtually will largely depend on the nature of the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 restrictions. By having solid contact information for your unit Kernel, Committee and Leaders, we will be able to keep all our key decision makers informed as we firm up the Kickoff Plans.
Like you, I am frustrated and saddened by the loss of Scouting Program opportunity that our Scouts have suffered, but I am equally committed to ensuring that as soon as possible, my Venture Crew can come back strong with the best year of program ever – all powered by Popcorn and Nuts.
Yours in Scouting
New Birth of Freedom Popcorn and Nuts Committee Chairman
Advisor, Crew 46
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!
For the upcoming Popcorn and Nuts Sale the New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA is please to announce that Whitley’s Peanuts will be returning again as our nuts vendor and Camp Masters will be our popcorn vendor!
Working with Camp Masters in 2019 was a great success! Units and consumers alike were excited about the quality of the product in taste and appearance! We are excited to again be partnering with Camp Masters. 70% of every can or box of popcorn stays local and supports Scouting right here in south-central Pennsylvania!
Whitley’s Peanuts have now become a mainstay of the fall product sale. The quality and freshness of their products are in popular demand for both Show and Sell and Take Order alike!
Camp Masters offers great tasting products, and most of them are available in attractive TINS. 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 with a few new additions. We are working closely with our vendors to make sure that all of the products selected for the sale will be available to units. Given the uncertainty that COVID-19 brings to the fall, there is some possibility that some products could be delayed in release. If there are any delays, we will notify units immediately.
Please note the early deadlines for the Show and Sell Sale order!
- July 7 – Virtual Camp Masters Exclusive Leader Motivational Training, Featuring Michael Beck, Opportunity 1
- July 8 – Virtual Camp Masters Exclusive Leader Motivational Training, Featuring Michael Beck, Opportunity 2
- July 9 – Virtual Camp Masters Exclusive Leader Motivational Training, Featuring Michael Beck, Opportunity 3
- July 13 – Popcorn and Nuts Workshop – Freedom Valley Church, 3185 York Road, Gettysburg, PA – 7:00PM
- July 14 – Popcorn and Nuts Workshop – York Service Center, 2139 White Street, York, PA – 7:00PM
- July 15 – Popcorn and Nuts Workshop – Londonderry Fire Company Social Hall, 2655 Foxianna Road, Middletown, PA – 6:30PM
- July 16 – Popcorn and Nuts Workshop – New Kingston Fire Company 33, 277 N. Locust Point Road, New Kingstown, PA – 7:00PM
- July 22 – Popcorn and Nuts Workshop – Hidden Valley Scout Reservation
- August 5 – Popcorn and Nuts Workshop – Virtual Meeting, 7:00PM
- July 21 – Show and Sell Sale Orders Due
- August 14 – Show and Sell Sale Product Distribution and Start of the Sale!
- October 15-17 – Show and Sell Sale Product Returns
- October 20 – Take Order Sale Orders Due
- October 20 – Prize Orders and Outstanding Seller Forms Due
- November 13 – Take Order Sale Product Distribution
- December 11 – Payments Due
Units earned up to 40% on all product sales!
Prize Incentive Program
The Prize Incentive Program available to units is through the National Supply Division of the BSA. View the 2020 prize order form.
Prizes for all Scouts
Scouts selling $1,000 or more received two tickets to a Hershey Bears Game.
Scouts selling $1,500 or more received two passes to HersheyPark OR a $50 Amazon Gift Card.
Any Scout selling at least one popcorn item will receive a 2020 Popcorn Sales patch.
Any Scout selling at least one nuts item received a 2020 Nuts Sale Patch.
Camp Masters High Achiever Prizes
Camp Masters has rewards to motivate and congratulate Scouts who sell $3,000 and up!
Top Selling Scouts
The top five selling Scouts in the New Birth of Freedom Council will received a $500, $400, $300, $200 and $100 Amazon Gift Card respectively.
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
Visit this page to contact members of our Council Popcorn and Nuts Committee to assist you with any questions you might need answered.