Troop 664 North Olmsted OH

Important Popcorn Notes from Mr. Mortensen

Troop 664:

Popcorn season is upon us, and your new popcorn kernel will be sending in the Troop’s first order on Wednesday (9/6). Last month Mr. Furin briefed you on this year’s sale, but let’s review the highlights:

  • No taking orders and then delivering popcorn later. All popcorn will be “show and sell”, that is, the Scout has popcorn in hand and a sale takes place face-to-face.
  • Only three items are being sold face-to-face: Caramel Corn, Microwave Butter (6-pack), or a donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. All items are $10, including the Food Bank donation.
  • Popcorn sales help the Lake Erie Council as well as our Troop and each Scout. 50% of sales will go directly back to the Troop, with a percentage of that going to the individual Scout making the sales, helping to defray the costs of activities (i.e. weekend outings and summer camp).

Since a Scout can only sell the popcorn they have, please consider how much you plan to sell and let me (Dale Mortensen) know at tomorrow’s troop meeting. Consider a goal of selling 30 items, then a portion of summer camp is paid for! There will be a 2nd chance to order popcorn in a few weeks, but why wait?!

Please don’t consider this an optional part of Scouting. Not only does this help raise funds for Scouting adventures, it is a growth, character-building experience for our Scouts as they set goals and interface with others.

If you have any questions please contact me at or via my home phone in the evenings, 440.734.6312.

Thank you,
Dale Mortensen
Troop 664 Popcorn Kernel