- Popcorn and Nuts Popcorn 101 Recording
- Popcorn and Nuts Instructions on How to Place Your Order
- Popcorn and Nuts Slidedeck
- Popcorn and Nuts Unit Guidebook
- Prize Order Instructions
- Rutter’s Show & Sell Request Form & Guidelines
The New Birth of Freedom Council is pleased to offer the 2023 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. 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 training, and much more.
By participating in this product sale, your unit helps build a strong and healthy local unit and the local council, which will build strong and healthy Scouts who will become tomorrow’s leaders!
The New Birth of Freedom Council is committed to ensuring that we provide the best options for a successful sale, and that means securing vendors that provide a great product, a great return to Scouting, excellent customer service and sales support, and follow through on their commitments. We had a great year with Pecatonica River, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for our sale this year. 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 about this year’s sale and introduce you to what Pecatonica River and Whitley’s Peanuts 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 ensure all of the products selected for the sale will be available to units. 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.
|1-Jun||2023 Popcorn and Nuts Kick-off at Program Launch|
|22-Jun||Pioneer District Kickoff – 6:00 pm at Mt Zion United Methodist Church|
|1-Jul||Show and Sell Sign-ups for Karns, Rutter’s, and Capital City Mall|
|5-Jul||Battlefield District Kickoff – 6:00 PM Barts Centenary United Methodist Church|
|6-Jul||Conococheague District Kickoff – 6:00 pm at Newville First Church of God|
|6-Jul||Heritage Trails District Kickoff – 6:30 PM St John’s Lutheran|
|7-Jul||Scout Boss System Opens for Unit Show & Sell Orders, and Consignment System Opens for Unit Consignment Orders|
|11-Jul||Units can sign up for any remaining Karns and Capital City Mall locations and times|
|13-Jul||Do you have questions? We have answers at Popcorn 101 – Virtual Office Hours|
|16-Jul||Keystone Capital Kickoff – 7:00 pm at Harrisburg Hunters and Anglers|
|18-Jul||Popcorn 101 In-depth Session – 7:00 pm – Designed for New Kernels|
|20-Jul||Do you have questions? We have answers at Popcorn 101 – Virtual Office Hours|
|23-Jul||Traditional Show and Sell Orders Due|
|27-Jul||Do you have questions? We have answers at Popcorn 101 – Virtual Office Hours|
|1-Aug||Online Sales and Scout Deliver Open|
|3-Aug||Do you have questions? We have answers at Popcorn 101 – Virtual Office Hours|
|3-Aug||District Roundtables – Battlefield, Heritage Trails, Keystone Capital, Pioneer|
|10-Aug||District Roundtable – Conococheague|
|11-Aug||Show and Sell Sale Orders pick up to units at assigned sites|
|17-Aug||Do you have questions? We have answers at Popcorn 101 – Virtual Office Hours|
|21-Aug||Reorder #1 Due|
|24-Aug||Do you have questions? We have answers at Popcorn 101 – Virtual Office Hours|
|1-Sep||Reorder #1 Pick up|
|21-Sep||Reorder #2 Due|
|29-Sep||Reorder #2 Pick up|
|October 12 – 14||Units may return unsold products to the Scout Service Centers during designated hours|
|10-Oct||Shopnbof will be turned off|
|13-Oct||Unit Kernels will receive a report of all Shopnbof purchases|
|17-Oct||Take Order Sale Orders Due, All Prize Orders Due|
|9-Nov||Take Order Sale Orders and Scout Deliver Pick up to units at assigned sites – NOTE: This is Thursday|
|1-Dec||Payments postmarked or due to Mechanicsburg or York Service Centers|
Download the 2023 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 answering:
|Council Kernel||Mark Fahnestock||Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org||(717) 418-0259|
|Battlefield Co-Kernel||Jamie Jacksonemail@example.com||(717) 521-9477|
|Battlefield Co-Kernel||Ernie Finfrockfirstname.lastname@example.org||(717) 451-7511|
|Conococheague Kernel||Pam Neryemail@example.com||(717) 977-2564|
|Heritage Trails Kernel||Scott Gonzalezfirstname.lastname@example.org||(717) 578-2208|
|Keystone Capital Kernel||Erika Frankemail@example.com||(717) 421-6379|
|Pioneer Kernel||Mark Fahnestock||Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org||(717) 418-0259|
|Council Staff Advisor||Brian DeBeaseemail@example.com||(717) 620-4520|
|Council Support||Christina Stoutfirstname.lastname@example.org||(717) 620-4519|