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Scout Popcorn

Top CEC Popcorn Seller

Aidan Rumble of the 27th Guelph Pack, Wellington Area, was the top seller in the Central Escarpment Council 2015 popcorn campaign.
The Go-Pro was presented to Aiden in front of the 27th Group at their recent Spring Registration event.
In the picture are Aidan Rumble and his brother Alex, as well as Popcorn Administrator Joyce Timmerman and Fundraising coordinator, Ruby Langdon for the 27th Group.
Congratulations Aiden!
Doug Lemcke
Area Commissioner
Wellington Area -Scouts Canada
Rumble Popcorn

Changes to Trail’s End Sales History

Trail’s End will be launching a new website which integrates both the Popcorn Selling System (where you place product orders for in-person selling) and the online selling platform.

 

As we migrate to this new system, any section Scouter that has an existing account in the current Popcorn Selling System will be sent an email with their new username and password, as well as instructions for logging into your account at  Scouting.Trails-End.com. If you do not currently have an account in the Popcorn Selling System, work with your appropriate Council contact to have an account created. You will receive additional email notifications regarding login and systems training when the new site launches in June.

 

Most importantly, Trail’s End will NOT be migrating any past sales or order information from the Popcorn Selling System or the Online Selling System. Both platforms will be decommissioned on June 1, 2016.  Please download and save any sales or order information reports needed before June 1st. After June 1, 2016, you will no longer have access to download your past sales history.

 

Please reach out to us at Support@Trails-End.com if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Trail’s End

Scout Popcorn Photo Contest 2014

Just a reminder that time is running out for the photo contest.

Get ready and say …. POPCORN!!

Grab your uniform, some Scout Popcorn and a camera.
Take a fun and creative picture promoting the Scout Popcorn campaign.

The 5 best pictures will win a $50 Walmart gift card!!

The deadline for the Scout Popcorn Pix Contest is December 31, 2014.
Submit your digital pictures to cec_popcorn@scouts.ca

Don’t wait until the last minute – get clicking!!

YiS,
Debra Bechamp
CEC Popcorn Coordinator

Sears Canada Show ‘n Sell Opportunity

Hi everyone,

Hope that you have been enjoying this gorgeous weekend!

As our Groups begin another Scouting year, our Council has been given an opportunity to help Groups raise more money by selling Scout Popcorn in local Sears stores.
Scouts Canada has teamed up with Sears Canada to sell Scout Popcorn on Saturday, October 25th from 9am until 6pm.

This Show ‘n Sell opportunity is absolutely at no risk to our Groups.  Scouts Canada has already made the necessary arrangements with the Sears stores and our Council will provide the necessary popcorn.  Should there be any leftover product at the end of the day, we will it take back.  The Group just needs to enlist the help of their leaders, youth and parents.

In order to be fair, if there are more than one Group selling popcorn at a location, the total sales for the day will be shared.

Please forward the attached flyer to your Area announcing this Show ‘n Sell opportunity and any interested Group or Section should register by October 4th by sending me an email with their contact information, Group/Section, Sears location and times.

As always, should you have any questions, please let me know.

YiS,
Debra
CEC Popcorn Coordinator

Join us for a 2014 Popcorn Kick-Off

The 2014-2015 Scouting Season is almost here… and so is our 2014 Popcorn Campaign!!!

Central Escarpment Council is offering three Kick-Off Events.

Who Should Attend?  All Volunteers Welcome!  We encourage Groups to have two representatives at one of these events.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 – 7:00-8:30pm
Church of the Incarnation
    Light Refreshments
    1260 Old Abbey Lane, Oakville, ON (Off Dorval Dr. North of QEW)
Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Continental Breakfast 9:00-9:45am, Kick-Off 10:00-11:30am
    Hillcrest United Church
    8958 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown, ON (corner of Trafalgar & #5 Side Rd.)
Monday, August 18th, 2014
Dinner 6:00-6:45pm, Kick-Off 7:00-8:30pm
    Bingeman’s (FunWorx)
    425 Bingeman’s Drive, Kitchener, ON
    Youth Activity at FunWorx Indoor Playground

 

By attending a kick-off, Groups benefit from:
– What’s New in 2014
– Running a Successful Sale
– Important Campaign Details
– Best Practices
– Group Packages

Please RSVP to confirm your Group’s attendance on/before 8pm on August 12th, 2014

We hope to see you there!!!  Any questions, please e-mail cec_popcorn@scouts.ca

To RSVP, Click Here:

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=Iv6ZIFPVZoZUqpZPF-VncA#

CEC’s 2014 Popcorn Show ‘n Sell

Show ‘n Sell is used by Groups to increase required funds to provide an amazing year-round program and assist our youth and families.  Groups should be reminded that it is not a replacement for our Fall Take Order fundraiser.

All Show ‘n Sell orders are due to me via email (debra@scouter.cano later than July 16th, with a pick up date of Saturday, August 23rd. We will advise the pick-up location and time before delivery. Please click – HERE –  for the Show ‘n Sell flyer and let me know if you require an order form sent to you.

 

If there are any questions, please contact me.

 

YiS, Debra Bechamp, CEC Popcorn Coordinator

 

You’re invited to a Popcorn Workshop

Attached is a flyer for the Popcorn Workshop being held on May 31st with a RSVP of date of May 26th.  This does not replace the Council Popcorn Kick-off’s held in August/September; this workshop is to assist Groups organize and prepare for the fundraiser in order to provide a memorable Scouting year for our youth.
It’s more than just handing out the forms.  Get some tips and resources on how to get everyone engaged and raise the funds you need to run an outstanding program.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Mike McCoy,
Mississauga Area Popcorn Coordinator

CEC Popcorn Workshop

Central Escarpment Council is holding a fun and informative Workshop on how to enhance your Popcorn sale.

When? Saturday May 31, 2014 – Gathering 9:30-10am, Event 10:00am-2:00pm (Lunch Provided)
Where? Hillcrest United Church 8958 Trafalgar Rd, Milton (Located near Trafalgar Rd. & Hwy 401)

This does not replace the Council Popcorn Kick-off’s held in August/September; this workshop is to assist Groups organize and prepare for the fundraiser in order to provide a memorable Scouting year for our youth.

You can find more details about the event by reviewing the flyer for the workshop.  Click here if you would like to reserve your spot

Scout Popcorn Survey

On behalf of CEC, I would like to thank everyone for another great year of Scout popcorn sales.

In order to ensure that the Scout Popcorn fundraiser helps you meet all of your Groups fundraising goals, Trail’s End and Scouts Canada, would appreciate hearing your feedback on the Popcorn program by responding to the 2014 National Scout Popcorn Survey. This survey is for leaders, youth members and their parents to express their experiences and help us determine what worked well and where we can make some changes and improvements.

The survey should take approximately 10-12 minutes to complete.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could complete this survey by March 19th, 2014.

Please select one of the following links to complete the survey:

Parent/Scout:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZD9P6F8

Scouter:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z9PXRWY

Thank you for your participation and we look forward to hearing from you.

Yours in Scouting,
Debra Bechamp
CEC Popcorn Coordinator