Popcorn Fundraiser 2014


Dear Families of Pack 183,


Pack 183 is once again participating in our annual POPCORN Fundraiser!  Last year, our Gross Sales totaled $3,748.  We were in the top 30% Gross Sales in our District!  As a result, our Pack made a commission of $1,423.20. Collectively, our hard-working Scouts earned a total of $431 into their Scout accounts. With your help this year, we will once again yield high margins and your Scout and family will reap its benefits!!

Our POPCORN fundraiser helps Pack 183:

  • Scouts earn money into Scout Accounts to reduce/pay for activities.
  • Subsidize costs for our camp-outs
  • Cover the costs of our Pack Meetings
  • Cover the costs of our Pack Activities

With funds raised this year, Pack 183 hopes to:

  • Purchase new tents for our Webelos.
  • Enjoy additional activities
  • Purchase additional gear

*2014 POPCORN SALES Rewards*

Council Sponsored: 

  • All Scouts participating in the POPCORN sale will receive a custom South Florida Council Patch!
  • Go for 30 Drawing!  Complete an order form and you will have a weekly chance to win Gift Cards.
  • $300 Fin Club – Sell $300 and qualify to receive a free ticket to a Miami Dolphin’s Game.

Pack 183 Sponsored:

  • Every Scout will receive 20% of their total sales into their Scout account, for all sales above $75.
  • Every Scout will earn one raffle ticket for selling $75 in sales. Earn one additional raffle ticket for every additional $25 in POPCORN Sales.
  • The POPCORN Den Challenge – The Den tallying the most sales during Show and Sell Events will win a Pizza Party and bragging rights!
  • Top 3 sellers get to pie Cub-Master, Warren Howard.

How will Popcorn Sales work this year?

In order to have a successful fundraiser, we need everyone in the Pack to participate in two aspects of the fundraiser, PART 1, the INDIVIDUAL SALES and PART 2, the SHOW & SELL events.

PART 1:  INDIVIDUAL SALES:  This will be achieved through a combination of Take Orders, Military Donations, and Online Sales. Here are 3 ways to sell:

Step 1:  RIGHT NOW, you can get a head-start in POPCORN sales by Selling Online.  It’s the easiest way to make a sale to those who live a distance away but want to support your scout.  Please note that the items bought from your son’s family and friends, will be shipped directly to the buyer and will be subject to a flat rate shipping and handling charges.  **NOTE that your scout will get credit for all online sales from his family and friends, as long as the buyer picks his name from the list when choosing which scout they are supporting.

To Sell POPCORN Online:

i.      Go to www.trails-end.com

ii.      Click on the word SCOUTS (in Red) in the top Right Corner.

iii.      Click Create an Account.

iv.      Click SCOUT.

v.      Enter Date of Birth.

vi.      Fill in the information requested.  Please note that if a Scout is under a certain age, the parents will be contacted at the email listed for parent.  Click Sign Up at the bottom of the page.  Be sure to write down your username and password.

vii.      If the Scout is under age, the parent will receive an email.  The parents must click on the Activate Account button.

viii.      The Account must then be approved.

ix.      You will then be taken to a Log-On Screen.

x.      After you Log in, you will arrive at a screen where you can manage your online sales.

Step 2:  Show and Deliver – Scouts will be issued products of POPCORN from their Den Leaders after September 20th to Show and Deliver their neighbors and friends.  When you receive your POPCORN products, Parents will be asked to sign a contract/check-out form.

PLEASE NOTE:  This year we are contacting you early so that we can “Friendly-encourage” your family to submit $75 to Pack 183 when you check out your POPCORN products. The $75 is the cost of the POPCORN products.  By you fronting the $75, you are helping the Pack avoid countless hours of tracking down families, collecting the money. The good news is that the sooner you sell your POPCORN, the sooner you will get your $75 back. J  

Step 3:  A “Take Order is when an order is placed using a sales sheet and products are delivered to the customer at a later date. Your Den Leader will provide you your order form after August 23.

PART 2:  SHOW AND SELL: New this year….we will have THE POPCORN DEN CHALLENGE!  All Dens will participate in Show & Sell events that the Pack will sponsor. Show & Sell, for those who have not yet participated, is a scheduled date on which your Den sells POPCORN outside a Publix, using POPCORN inventory purchased specifically for Show & Sell events.

New and Noteworthy:  This year we have 2 great opportunities to help support our communities both near and abroad! We will continue to sell donation gifts of POPCORN for our TROOPS and NEW this year…we will sell donation gifts of POPCORN for THOSE IN NEED to assist a local community food bank.

Here are the key POPCORN dates to remember:

  • Now – Start selling POPCORN Online.
  • August 17th – ROCKET DERBY – More information will be provided about our 2014 POPCORN Fundraiser.
  • August 24 – Take Order Sales Sheets will be made available through your Den Leader. *Note to your customers that POPCORN orders will be delivered to them between November 15 -28.
  • September 11 – First Pack Meeting and POPCORN Fundraiser Kick-Off!

I am excited to see our Pack work together so we can make this year the most successful POPCORN Fundraiser yet!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at jenniferphillips212@yahoo.com.

Happy POPCORN selling!!

Jennifer Phillips, Pack 183, Fundraising Chair

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4th of July Parade, Weston


Pack 183,

A reminder for 4th July as we parade through Weston as part of the City’s celebrations.

We will please meet at 1000am along Town Center Blvd – look out for us with the Pack banner, flags, ‘Lets go Camping’ float/trailer. I hope to have our exact parade line up position soon and will send it out before Friday.

The parade starts at 1030am sharp, proceeds along Town Center Blvd, Three Village Road, a little of Bonaventure and through Main Street in Weston Town Center, route is under a mile in length and is over by 1115am

Please wear Class A uniform, bring water and your scout spirit – it’s pretty cool being welcomed into Main Street with all the crowds, dancers, other participants and the usual great spirit we all enjoy on this great holiday.

Everyone is welcome, scouts, siblings, parents, grandparents, other visiting family and friends, the more the better and it’s a great opportunity to promote scouting and our pack.

See you there



Warren Howard
Cub Master Pack 183
Cell 954 300 6479

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Pack Meeting May 16th

Join us for our last Pack Meeting before school ends, this Friday May 16th, 630pm in Manatee Bay Elementary

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Pinewood Derby Saturday April 5th

Pack 183 Families,

Hope to see you all tomorrow, Saturday April 5th, at our annual Pinewood Derby race day, being held at:

New River Civic Center
60 Weston Road
Sunrise, FL 33326

We are planning to start our weigh in and car checks at 9am sharp, so if you are able to be there a little early to please help with tables and set up it would be appreciated.

Then we are scheduled to have all the races complete, awards announced and cleaned up by 12noon.

Also please RSVP and pick an item off the pot luck sheet www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C49A5AE29A0FA7-pinewood/15194657

Class A uniform please, need to look smart for those awards photographs.

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Keys Campout 3-2014

Hi everyone,

We had such a fantastic time at Scoutmasters. The kids had a blast on Saturday participating in so many activities. Our pack won three awards! 1st Place for Best Gateway, 1st Place for Best Campsite and 2nd Place for Best Overall Gateway!

Thank you to all the parents that brought their children out to join us. Special thanks to parents Austin, Armando, Emiliya, John, Jody & Warren for helping the kids learn how to build the gateway and being there to oversee them, while keeping parents hands off!! The boys are now award winning pros!

I personally want to thank everyone who jumped in to help out with everything that needed to be done and there was a lot! We couldn’t do it without everybody pitching in.

So, onto our next camp out!! We will be camping in the Keys. This was such a fun Campout last year, we just had to do it again!!


The game plan is to arrive on Friday, meals on your own, and set up camp. Saturday will be filled with activities! In the morning we will be setting up the BB and archery range, alternating dens. While one den is at the range, the remaining dens will be spending time in the water looking for marine life and enjoying time with the other scouts. You are welcome to bring fishing rods to throw in lines when you can!


In the afternoon we have special arraignments to tour the Coast Guard station in Key West. This is a great opportunity for our boys to explore the facilities and have a up close look at what the Coast Guard does for us!

Please sign up as soon as possible! The more, the merrier! Sign up and payments are due by March 4th! Click here for sign up and turn in payment at either your next den meeting, at Cut the Car night on Friday the 21st, the Parent leader meeting on March 4th or mail it directly to Nell Forrester, checks payable to Pack 183! Checks must be received no later than March 4th.

Mail to:

Nell Forrester

3962 Pinewood Lane
Weston, FL 33331


If you have any questions, please email Warren Howard or myself at campingchair183@gmail.com I will send out another email closer to the date with full details on menu and schedule. In the meantime, in addition to the usual camping gear, I do HIGHLY, recommend water shoes, as the area we will be exploring has very sharp and slippery rocks! Walmart has a decent select for a good price.


I hope to see a great turn out!

— Amy, Camping Chair

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Camp Card Sales 2014

Hi Parents,

It’s Camp Card Sales time!

Camp Cards were handed out at the Blue and Gold Ceremony on Friday night.  If you were unable to attend, please contact your Den Leader to arrange pick up.

Our wonderful Fundraising Chair, Jennifer has created an easy signup page for you to schedule the date that is best for your family to sell.  You can sell them on your own, but this helps some families get started.

Sign-Up Genius

Take a look at the great deals on this years camp card!

 Happy Selling!

— Ryann, Pack Chair

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Pinewood Derby 2014

Hi Parents, 
To help all the boys prepare for the upcoming Pinewood Derby (April 5th) we have set up the following “Cut the Car” nights.

February 21st at 6:30pm


March 6th at 6:30pm

Please be sure you get your car from your den leader.  If anyone has access to a ban saw that they could let the pack borrow, please contact our Bear Den Leader Jody Hess at southernpr@gmail.com

Just a reminder that you always want to check out our calendar for the pack schedule and any updated events that may be posted.


See you at the cut the car night!!

— Ryann, Pack Chair

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Blue & Gold 2014



To download the PDF Version to print, please click HERE.
Please be sure to turn the completed form with your payment at the
January 24th Pack Mtg so that we can get a proper headcount.

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First service project of 2014 coming….. 1/4/2014

On Saturday January 4, 2014 we will be participating in the Pine Island District day of service at Camp Elmore.  The nursery is in need of some TLC to get ready for the upcoming growing season.  We will also be removing some of the non-native plants from the landscape before they overtake the wanted plants.

Please come out to Camp Elmore starting at 9am on Saturday 1/4/2014 to help in this great service project.  This will count as one of the 4 required service projects for Pack 183 throughout the year and we need as much help as we can get at the camp.

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December 2013 Christmas Concert

Hi Parents,

Please have your scout join our Chartered Organization IBB Church of Weston

at their Christmas Concert..See the attached announcement.


**This is a free concert
**Please dress in Class A uniform


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