Popcorn Sale Kickoff Meetings

Be sure to fill out the Unit Commitment Form (under the Resources Page) and submit it to the Council Office as soon as possible.

July 26 at 6:30 PM - The Main Event!

First Farragut United Methodist Church
12733 Kingston Pike
Farragut, TN 37934

You won't want to miss this one! Door Prizes, Popcorn, and Pepsi. Featuring Michael Beck: One Night Only!Michael Beck has developed a program for units like yours to use that has brought a proven popcorn sales method to many units across America. Ramsey invests a considerable amount of money to bring Michael to our Council. We know you and your unit will benefit greatly from this special one-time presentation. Michael is a parent of two Boy Scouts, a Merit Badge Counselor, and has served as Unit Popcorn Chairman in helping Scouts to become the best that they can be.

Additional Dates (will not have guest speaker or door prizes)

August 2 at 6:30 PM

First Baptist Church
2085 Simpson Road
Lenoir City, TN 37772

August 9 at 6:30 PM

Bass Pro Shop
3626 Outdoors Sportsman Place
Kodak, TN 37764

Please RSVP to Tracy Slice to let us know who to expect at which meeting.

Why sell popcorn?

When we conduct a Unit-Money Earning Project it is important that we keep the values of Scouting in mind. One of the goals of Scouting is to teach a Scout to become self-reliant and to earn his own way. Through a proper money-earning project, leaders have the opportunity to show Scouts how they, through their individual and combined efforts, can earn all the money it takes to operate their pack, troop, team or crew for the entire year. The only limiting factor is their level of participation.

Take Orders

Take orders are simply orders that you get from neighbors, friends, and family before the product arrives. Then when the popcorn is delivered to your unit, you take that order to the person that ordered it. Take orders have a special benefit to them - Mystery Houses! The council office has worked with people in the communities to hide some certificates with them. Clues will be given regarding the general area of a mystery house, but to claim it you have to be the first Scout to knock on the door when they are home and sell them some popcorn. The certificate will allow you to claim any available prize from the Mystery House Prize Bin!

Show and Sell

A great way for your unit to earn money is through selling at pre-approved locations throughout your district. Each district negotiates with businesses within the geographic coverage area and has their own method for assigning locations to units within that distric. This is a very popular option for parents who may not have the flexibility in their schedules to walk around neighborhoods with their Scout for take orders.

GSMC Districts

To better serve each district, in addition to the overall council resources and leadership, each district has its own Popcorn Chair and pickup location for product. Please click on a district listed below to get more information specific to that area.

Catoosa

Serving Cumberland, Fentress, Picket, and Roane Counties.

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Chehote

Serving the inner city Knoxville area.

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Cherokee

Serving Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, and Jefferson Counties.

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Cumberland

Serving Campbell, Claiborne, and Scott Counties.

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Echota

Serving Union and North Knox Counties.

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Pellissippi

Serving Anderson and Morgan Counties.

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Sequoyah

Serving South Knox and Sevier Counties.

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Toqua

Serving West Knox and Loudon Counties.

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Unaka

Serving McMinn, Meigs, and Monroe Counties.

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