2014 Prize Program
Instructions for submitting prize orders (please do not rearrange columns)
To order popcorn prizes this year, you will need to know each Scout's total popcorn sales. This includes sales via order form(s), storefront and online.
Devise a plan to collect this information from each Scout's parent or leader near the end of the sale, before prize orders are due. Perhaps request this information at your last pack/troop meeting prior to the November 4 deadline by passing a clipboard or asking parents to email the Unit Kernel a total sales figure by a certain date.
The following information will be requested online for each Scout that sold popcorn:
It is critical that all the spreadsheets submitted to council stay in the same format. We didn’t lock down the columns, though, so you still have the ability to sort/filter your information. Violating this request increases the chance that your prize order will be received/processed incorrectly, and will delay your receipt of prizes.
2) Since the spreadsheet allows free typing in all the cells, please reference the Popcorn Prize Matrix. This is a “cheat sheet” to show you which prize items each boy is eligible for per his total sales. Use this document as a guide to properly choose prizes. If you choose a prize that is misaligned with a sales total, we will manually adjust it at the council level.
3) Save and name your prize spreadsheet with your district initials and unit type with number (i.e. WV P345, PF T8) and email it to email@example.com by November 4, 2014, by 11:59 p.m.
Actual Prize Distribution
ZoomZookas and Polaroid Action Cameras will be distributed with the final popcorn order the third week of November at your local district warehouse site. If you place a final unit popcorn order, you will pick up your ZoomZookas and cameras when you pick up your popcorn. If you did not place a final unit popcorn order, you will still be asked to pick up your prize items at the warehouse.
Scout Shop vouchers and patches will either be mailed or distributed (at Roundtable or another location/event) to the Unit Popcorn Kernel in December. Unit Kernels will receive Scout Shop vouchers and patches no later than December 31, 2014, as long as the unit’s popcorn invoice has been paid in full by December 5, 2014.
Scouts that choose the Monster Jam tickets will be notified by mail/email in mid-November how to order the two complimentary tickets online (and purchase any additional tickets for family members or Scouts). All ticket orders must be placed online by the Scout parent/unit by December 7, 2014.
Scouts that choose Microsoft party and gift card will be reminded of the January 24, 2015 party by mail in December and will still need to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 3, 2015.
The top 20 popcorn sellers in Crossroads of America Council will be notified by mail by November 30, 2014, and invited to enjoy the March 21, 2015 Pacers game in a corporate suite. We will also list these top sellers on our council’s website on the popcorn page.
Every Scout that sells at least $100 will earn a patch. Patches should be ordered through the prize ordering option in the Popcorn System by November 4.
New Prize Program
Boys will earn Scout Shop vouchers (similar to gift cards) for 5% of their popcorn sales (rounded to the nearest $100). This means more money in the pockets of the boys than ever before! Boys may then redeem their voucher at any Council Service Center to purchase anything in the store (i.e. camping gear, first aid kit, uniform) or to use for any BSA fees (i.e. summer camp, registration, blue merit badge cards). Units may not opt out of the prize program in 2014. All boys will earn vouchers.
High-Level Selling Rewards from Crossroads of America Council
Scouts who sell the amount indicated below between September 1 and November 4 (online, face-to-face, or both) are eligible for these rewards.
Check out these prizes that top-sellers can earn:
Fill up your order form OR Sell 30 items (on an order form) - ZoomZooka
Sell $1500 - 2 Monster Jam tickets OR gift card voucher
Sell $3,000 - Polaroid Action Camera OR gift card voucher
Sell $5,000 -Microsoft Gaming Party + $300 gift card OR gift card voucher
Top 20 sellers in the council - Sellers (plus one guest) enjoy 3/21/15 game in a suite, high-five Pacers players coming onto court, recognized during half-time presentation on center court, names on jumbotron, top seller receives autographed Pacers player jersey
NOTE: The ZoomZooka is a "bonus" reward -- it is earned on top of all other rewards. The "top-selling rewards" ($1,500 and above) have improved in value this year, but they are you-pick-one options. For example, if a boy sells $1,500 in popcorn, he must choose the 2 Monster Jam tickets (and the rest of that package -- see flyer above) OR the $75 Scout Shop gift card voucher. He does not get both Monster Jam tickets and the voucher. The Monster Jam reward exceeds $75 in value! A boy must decide if the Monster Jam experience on the street level is more appealing than spending $75 in the Scout Shop.
College Scholarship Program
Scouts who sell at least $2,500 (either online, face-to-face or both) in one calendar year will be eligible to have 6% of his total sales investing into his own Trail's End College Scholarship account. Once a Scout is enrolled, 6% of all sales in following years are credited to the account and the account earns interest throughout the year.
Parents of Scouts must complete and submit the Trail's End scholarship form to enroll their child. If a Scout is already enrolled in the program, his parents must submit the completed for not only to enroll for the first time, but also to report subsequent yearly sales. Copies of the requested documents are required for processing. Please retain copies of any items that you submit. Forms and documentation should be submitted to Crossroads of America Council (email@example.com) for verification and approval. The council will submit forms to Trail's End on your behalf.
Further information about the Trail's End scholarship program can be found on the Trail's End program page.