Cub Scout Popcorn

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It’s popcorn time again. You may recall that last year I helped my kids set up an ecommerce site to sell popcorn for their Cub Scout pack. They wanted to understand what I did for a living and this way they got first hand experience.

This year, they’re at it again, and they’ve enhanced the site with a blog. My kids will be blogging about their experiences and what they learn while selling popcorn. The popcorn store is completely functional with payment processing provided by PayPal. Proceeds go toward Cub Scouts, with 73% of your purchase helping Scouting in Northern California. (Disclosure: The Cub Scout pack pays a small commission to my kids.)

Ben Berry
September 27, 2004 12:30 PM Cub Scout Popcorn takes specialty popcorn sales to a new level with a simple online store featuring a cute blog post about the group's sales training skits. Barriers to building fund raising sites like this are disappearing. With some help from one web-savvy dad, payment processing by eBay currency PayPal, and blogging software like MovableType, these kids are learning the technologies that will drive their future careers. Kids can adapt to the economy of the future if we let them play with the right tools. And as an Eagle Scout that used to dread selling popcorn door to door, I can tell you spamming friends and relatives to a simple online store is a major step forward.

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