The Council-wide Popcorn Sale represents a money-earning opportunity that benefits the Scout, the unit, and the Baltimore Area Council alike.  While units can fund all or part of their yearly programs with a single popcorn sale, some units empower Scouts with the ability to earn their way to outdoor adventures.  These Scouts accomplish personal goals to fully fund their summer camping experience.  To officially sign up for the 2016 sale, please complete the form below!  Join us in making 2016 a great Popcorn Sale! 

Join the Baltimore Area Council's Popcorn Kernal Facebook Group

to stay up to date on other units.

August 1st – Online Sales Start

August – Supplemental Trainings not including Michael Beck Seminar

August 20th – Supplemental Training- Calvary United Methodist Church

August 24th– Supplemental Training- Jewish Community Center- Baltimore

August 25th – Supplemental Training- ORSA Corporation

August 26th – First Order (Show and Sell) Due to Camp Masters' Web site including Chocolate Orde

September 14th – Product Delivery to Warehouses excluding Chocolate Product

September 16th - 17th – Product Distribution to Units / Prize Declaration to BAC

October 5th – Chocolate Product Delivery

October 7th - 9th – Chocolate Product Distribution

October 21st - 22rd – Product Returns

October 24th – Second Order (Take Order) Due to Camp Masters' Web site / Final Deadline for Unit to Unit Transfer Forms

October 31st – Online Ordering Ends

November 4th - 8th – Unit Invoices Generated  

November 9th – Product Delivery to Warehouses

November 11th - 12th – Product Distribution to Units / Payment Due

November 17th – Final Prize Order Due


North Warehouse (Mars Transportation Center)

8803 Kelso Drive,

Essex, Maryland 21221


Friday, Oct 21 – Scheduled Return Window 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, Oct 22 – Schedule Return Window 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

South Warehouse (Mallary Carpet Warehouse)

823 Elkridge Landing Road

Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090


Thursday, October 20 – Scheduled Return Window 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Friday, October 21 - Scheduled Return Window 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 22 – Scheduled Return Window 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


i.Units will be allowed to return up to 10% of their total Show and Sell inventory not including Popping Corn to the

Baltimore Area Council.

1.BAC Staff will be on hand to verify unit return totals and to work with you to calculate your return


ii.A, B & P tins cannot be accepted without the boxes as they contain the nutritional information and are not

sellable without the labels.


iii.Items damaged due to unit neglect (melted chocolate, dented tins and/or boxes, etc.) cannot be returned


iv.NO popping corn can be returned under any circumstances.


v.Unit to Unit transfers can be done before product comes into the warehouse. Once product is “received” by the Baltimore Area Council, we will not be able to distribute again until the Take Order Pick-ups. 

Are your Show and Sells going great?  Need more product to continue your success?  There are two quick and easy ways to get additional popcorn for your unit’s sales. 

1.Additional Product from the BAC Warehouse

a. Request product from the Baltimore Area Council stock – The BAC has a limited amount of extra product on hand to distribute to units who request more.  To request this product:

i.Contact your District Popcorn Kernel and/or your District Executive to request needed items.  They will inform you of the date/time (within the week) they will be able to schedule with you distribution of the product.  

ii.A “2016 Popcorn Sale Transfer Sheet” must be used to record the additional product signed out to your unit. 

iii.Additional product from the BAC should be in full cases not individual items. 


2.Unit to Unit Transfers


a. Local other area units might have product on hand that they would be willing to transfer to your inventory for continued success of your sale. 

i.Your District Kernel can help you identify other units who could help fulfill your product needs.  They may also be able to assist you with an arranged, organized swap meet for units to transfer product before the Return Date.  

ii.Contact any unit that might be able to fulfill your need and arrange a time/place/location for the item transfer. 

iii.Transfers must be recorded using the “2016 Popcorn Sale Transfer Sheet”.  A council copy should be submitted to the Baltimore Area Council within 48 hours of the completed transfer for accurate/timely record keeping.  

iv.Both units must sign the transfer sheet validating the product transfer. 

v.Be sure to distinguish between cases/partial cases/items. 

vi.The final deadline for all transfer forms to be submitted to the Baltimore Area Council will be October 24, 2016.

3. Unit to Unit Swap Meets

We are happy to announce several great opportunities for units to transfer popcorn to other units either to get

more product to sell or to help ensure they are not caught with more than their returnable amount.  Below is a list

of Unit to Unit Swap Meets held regionally.  Please reach out to your District Executive to let them know if you will

be participating in any or all of these Swap Meets so we can have adequate space.  During the meets; it will be the

responsibility of the units to manage the transfer of their product and to submit signed transfer forms to BAC Staff

on site.

 i.     West Baltimore County – Monday, October 10th – Journey of Faith Church Parking Lot, 7902 Liberty Road,

        Randallstown, 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM (Before Arrowhead Roundtable)

ii.     East Baltimore County – Friday, October 14th – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM - St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Parking

        Lot, 8416 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21236

iii.     Carroll County – Sunday, October 16th – Time 5:30 PM – Carroll Community College Parking Lot, 1601

        Washington Rd, Westminster, MD

iv.     Check back often for other opportunities.


Units can earn up to 39% of their total sales

Base Commission = 25%

+3% BONUS Commission for Attending a Popcorn Tradeshow/Training 

+2% BONUS Commission for Attending a Michael Beck Seminar ***

+5% BONUS Commission for submitting your final payment on time

+4% BONUS Commission for declining use of Prize Incentive Program

***Units that sold in 2015 and had an increase in total unit sales from 2014 to 2015 will automatically earn the 2% bonus commission. However all units are still encouraged to attend.  

Welcome to Prize Mania 2016!  
We are happy to announce that the Baltimore Area Council micro-site is now live and ready for unit Kernels to place prize orders.

BRAND NEW this year is the popcorn user single sign on!  You can now access the BSA Prize Mania site from your Camp Masters popcorn account using your Camp Masters username and password!  That’s right!  You only need to remember one username and password!

1.      Go to

2.      Click on the green "Councils & Units, Order Here" box in the lower left

3.      Select your Council name from the drop down list (see above)

4.      Enter your Username and Password

5.      Then click on the "Submit" button

We’ve provided a PDF document (Click Here – make this the attached PDF) with detailed instructions on accessing Prize Mania from the Camp Masters site (see page 6 for detailed instructions).

A YouTube® tutorial video detailing the ordering process for unit Kernels is available online by clicking on this link: Prize Mania 2016 Tutorial Video

If you should have program questions or concerns, please contact your Territory Sales Manager, Jim Sall or call (484) 467-8070.

In order to stay informed on the latest Prize Mania happenings, please add to your email contacts list.


  • Set a sales goal for your unit and for each den or patrol. Most important step a unit can do. Base the goal on your actual budget needs.
  • Communicate the units plan to assist leaders and committee members and together, determine a sales goal or each Scout, based on the unit’s goal.
  • Conduct a “fun-filled’ kick-off event for Scouts and their parents.
  • Emphasize what the Scouts will receive for hitting their goal.
  • Provide a letter to the parents that clearly spells out:
    • the purpose of the sale.
    • How the money raised will be used.
    • And what the “per-Scout goal” is
  • Consider using some of the unit’s commission to offer additional incentives that your Scouts really want.
  • Encourage ALL your Scouts to go out and sell! 67% of people will buy when asked and less than 30% of the public is asked.
  • Sell to friends, family members, neighbors, etc.
  • Take the “Take order form” to work.
  • Have a victory celebration!





District Kernel

BAC Staff

BAC Kernel

Bev Madden

Andy Zilnik

Casey Snyder


Susan Keeney

Kelly Di Fede


Kelli Geist

Andrew Bresson


Denise Umphlett

Tyler Korpisz


Jaime Lutz

Cory Bolt

Four Rivers

Bev Madden




Brandon Gething


Scott Murphy

Joe Spellman

National Pike

Marianne Lee

Brendan Canale

RF Lewis

Carl Williams

Joe Spellman

The Capitol

Audrey Burke

Tony Smith

Rob Simpkins

Thurgood Marshall

Rochelle Cole

Joe Spellman