Boy Scouts Popcorn Sale

2014 Popcorn Cup Video Contest

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(entries accepted beginning July 15, 2014)

The Greater Chicagoland and NW Indiana Scout Popcorn Sale is holding a video contest! Registered Scouts from the Calumet, Chicago Area, Des Plaines Valley, and Northwest Suburban Councils should submit a video showcasing their best popcorn sales pitch!

What you can win!

One Scout from each council will win the opportunity to sell popcorn to the Blackhawk’s Coach Q in September!  The winners will be selected by members of the councils’ popcorn committees. 

Timeline

  • July 15: Video submissions begin being accepted.
  • September 1 (11:59:59 PM): Deadline for submissions.
  • September 12: Winners announced.
  • Week of September 22 (TBA): Winning Scouts sell popcorn to Coach Q around lunchtime on a weekday.

Rules and Guidelines

General

  • One Scout from each council (Calumet, Chicago Area, Des Plaines Valley, and Northwest Suburban) will win the opportunity to sell popcorn to Coach Q.
  • Scouts submitting videos must be registered in one of the four councils in order to be considered.
  • The Scout’s unit must be signed up for the 2014 popcorn sale and place a Show & Sell order in order for the Scout to be considered.
  • Any video submitted may be used on the council’s website, www.scoutpopcornsale.com, or council sponsored social media.
  • For complete contest rules, please click here.

Content

  • The video should be no longer than 60 seconds.
  • It is preferred that the Scout should wear his/her uniform in the video.
  • No un-Scout-like language or content.
  • Sales pitch should be less about the popcorn and more about what the popcorn sale supports: Scouting!

How to Enter

We will begin accepting video submissions starting July 15, 2014.

To enter:

  • The Scout and his/her parents/guardian must create a Vimeo account if they do not already have one (www.vimeo.com)
  • When the Scout’s video is complete, it should be uploaded to Vimeo (with parental supervision).
    • Tag “scoutpopcornsale”. 
    • This may be done in advance of July 15. 
  • In order to protect our Scouts, we strongly encourage the video to be password protected. 
    • If you choose to password protect the video, the password must be set to “CoachQ” in order for the video to be viewed and considered.
  • Once the video is uploaded, the Scout and his/her parent/guardian must visit www.scoutpopcornsale.com/enter and fill out the form to be entered in the contest.  The form will ask for the Scout & parent’s information, unit & council information, and the link to the Scout’s video.

Questions?

Email the popcorn team at popcornsale@scouting.org for more information. 

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