Scouts Canada’s annual popcorn fundraiser is looking a bit different this year...which is a very good thing!Podcast Topics
For the second time in a row, Scouter Mike rejoins the podcast to discuss Scouts Canada’s new popcorn fundraising campaign with Scouter Ken. We’ve talked about popcorn before on the podcast, and Mike has often been the voice thereof...but in 2021, the fundraiser is markedly different.
For one, there’s a new supplier: Trail’s End is out, and Papa Jack’sis in! That means that this year, Scout Popcorn in Canada is 100% Canadian-supplied; Papa Jack’s is a family-owned business based out of Ottawa, Ontario. The reason for the change is complicated, but Trail’s End will apparently continue to honour the popcorn scholarships that were given as incentives in previous years...so that’s good.
You can check out the selection of products at ScoutPopcorn.ca, the official fundraiser website. The selection of flavours and products is different than in previous years, but everything is Canadian-made, and produced in a nut-free facility! Much like with the coffee fundraiser, you can select which group will benefit from your purchase at checkout; groups earn 45% of the sticker price with each popcorn sale. And yes, bulk orders are possible, for those groups that want to have popcorn “in hand” to sell.
Scouts Canada is also offering a few prizes for the top-selling youth in Canada; the top three will earn their groups a $1,000 reward. Oh, and there’s another popcorn campaign coming in Fall!
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