Popcorn Mystery Houses

By Devin Hartley

Good afternoon. I wanted to send out a quick reminder that the 5 Mystery Houses are identified and ready to go. They are located in the following general areas:
Black Eagle – North side of the river and east of 9th St.
South of Sunny Side – bordered by 19th Ave. S. to 33rd Ave. S. and 19th St. S. to 14th St. S.
West Side – north of Hickory Swing Golf course, west of 3rd St SW, south of NW Bypass and east of Vaughn Rd.
North East Great Falls – bordered by 57th St. N. to 38th St. N. and 2nd Ave. N. to 10th Ave. N.
Central Great Falls – bordered by 10th Ave. S. to 8th Ave. N. and 38th St. to 15th St.

I still need a few units to report week 2 sales, but I will get out the spreadsheet as soon as I have the data collected. So far sales seem a little light for week two so let’s encourage our scouts to “Knock it out of the park” in week three.

Devin Hartley, CSM
District Popcorn Kernal
p. 406-727-2089
f. 406-761-6944

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Wow!! We Sold a LOT of Popcorn!

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I need to give a hearty thank you to the residents of Lewis and Clark District!  Your support of our boys’ scouting program is nothing short of incredible.

Our boys sold a record-setting amount of popcorn this year, for the second time in a row.  Total traditional sales were $217,900 and online sales were $5,125, resulting in a total sale of $223,025 worth of popcorn.

In 2010, we ended the sale with a then record-setting total of $218,000, which means that we increased our sales by 2.3%.

Our Council, District, Units and Boys get to keep 70% of our sales to help our program.  That means that our popcorn sales resulted in operations income for Scouting in our area of over $156,000!

What does that mean?  It means that Packs, Troops and Crews throughout our District will be able to plan a year of great, quality programs for the boys and girls we serve.  It means that we will be able to recruit and train more and more leaders to serve our youth.  It also means that more of our Scouts will be able to attend camps and Scouting events all year long!

To the people of Belt, Monarch, Neihart, Cascade, Ft. Benton, Choteau, Great Falls, Augusta, Sims, Big Sandy, Ulm–and places between–THANK YOU for your continued support of Scouting!

Popcorn Sale Begins September 24 – Enter your Individual and Unit Sales Goals today!

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Popcorn!  Is there any other product that makes everyone thing about the Boy Scouts of America?  A delicious treat that pays for your trip to Summer camp?

Here in Great Falls, we have a great tradition of selling popcorn.  Let’s do our best to make this our biggest popcorn sale ever!  Our Montana Council popcorn sale this year will begin on September 24 and conclude on October 16.  There are some changes this year:

  • Units can now choose to receive either all ScoutBucks as prizes, or all gift cards.  The unit has to choose before the sale ends.
  • By popular demand, Kettle Corn is back!
  • The Chocolate Lover’s Combination is now discontinued.  The price of chocolate made it impossible to continue selling this product at a reasonable price.
  • All Scouts and Units must enter their popcorn sales goal on the Council website, at http://montanabsa.org/popcorn.aspx.  Please do so today!
So what are you waiting for?  Go to http://montanabsa.org/popcorn.aspx now and enter your sales goal!