Popcorn Sales - Fundraising
Scouting means doing. To help packs, troops, and crews raise the necessary funds, Scouting encourages units and individuals to participate in the annual popcorn sale. This helps teach members the principle of paying their own way while also supporting council operations.

Scout Growth
The sale is not simply about raising money. It is ALSO about goal-setting, building self-confidence, learning to “earn his own way” and to grow as a young adult through speaking to others, learning self-reliance and salesmanship. Selling popcorn can also help your Scouts earn achievements

Why is selling popcorn important for Northern Star Council?
Each year, over $2.3 Million goes back to Scouting programs because of the popcorn sale. $1.3 million went back to the units and Scouts to help pay for their annual program, camping experiences and other Scouting events. The annual popcorn sale is a vital part of the Northern Star Council’s annual budget., accounting for 8% of the total Council budget. Because of the sale, NSC is able to provide top quality programs while keeping fees low and providing campership assistance to those who need it.