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Popcorn Contests

Pop Across America

The Scout in the Atlanta Area Council who has Online Sales between August 1-December 7 in the highest number of different states will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card from the AAC! 

Help your Scouts reach out to friends and family across the country and let them know how they can help support Scouting by using your Scout’s Online Popcorn Sales link.

In the case of a tie for highest number of states, the tied Scout with the highest dollar amount will win. This contest is completely separate from the Online Gift Cards being awarded directly from Trail’s End. States are reported by Trail’s End based on customer’s billing address.

Secret Shoppers

There are now Popcorn Secret Shoppers active throughout the Atlanta Area Council.  If a Scout knocks on a Secret Shopper’s door or approaches one at a Show and Sell, they could instantly win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Requirements for Scouts to qualify to win:

  • Must be in uniform
  • Must introduce themselves
  • Must state their unit number
  • Must state why they are selling popcorn
  • Earning their way to pay for camp, a Scout trip, purchase supplies, etc.

So, encourage your Scouts to look their best and brush up on their sales pitch.  It could win them one of those $25 Amazon Gift Cards!

Why Sell Popcorn?

• Scouts gain confidence, salesmanship and communication skills, and a sense of accomplishment. The popcorn sale is not about selling popcorn, it’s about promoting Scouting and the Scouting ideals!
• Units have the ability to fund their entire year’s program through the popcorn sale alone (45% of selling Units last year achieved this). We have also changed the ordering guidelines and Units are allowed to order by container and not by the full case (Take Order only). This reduces the risk of having left over product at the end of the sale.

• The popcorn sale helps the Council raise money for improving the summer camp facilities/building new camp locations, offering more extensive training for our volunteer leaders and members, and helping us get to know and serve the needs of our volunteers and Units better.

How to Sell Popcorn

There are three different ways to sell Popcorn as a unit. Show and sell is a direct sale that takes place outside of a local business, where Scouts interact directly with community members and encourage them to buy popcorn. Take order is an order and fulfilment process that takes place in your neighborhood, where Scouts go door-to-door and ask for popcorn orders that are fulfilled at a later date. Online sales are also available and can be used to raise funds for your unit no matter where the customer is located.

Show and Sell

If your unit is engaging in a Show and Sell, you will need to first identify a local business where you can sell. Your unit should order their inventory by the show and sell deadline of August 29, 2018 and pick it up on September 15, 2018. You may sell the product however you see fit. Any unsold product may be used to fulfill Take Order sales, but may not be returned to the council.

Here are a few useful resources to help your unit have a successful Show and Sell:

Take Order

If your unit is engaging in a Take Order Sale, you will need to get order forms for your Scouts at the Popcorn Kickoff. There are four popcorn kickoffs during the summer, so feel free to choose the one that is most convenient for your Unit Kernel. Your Scouts can take orders until their unit's deadline , when all order forms must be turned in to the Unit Kernel. The Unit Kernel enters these orders into the online order system by the Take Order Deadline of October 25, 2018 and picks it up on November 10, 2018.

Here are a few useful resources to help your unit have a successful Show and Sell:

Online Sales

If your Scout is engaging in an Online Sale, you will need to set up an account on the Trail's End online retail site.

Click here to learn more about Scout Online Account Setup.

The Popcorn Selling Cycle

The Annual Popcorn Sale runs from June to December each year. Unit Kernels are trained in June and invited to Council Kickoffs in July. Units should hold their kickoffs and begin selling in August, with sales wrapping up in October. Prizes and recognition are ordered in November and December.

Click here to download the 2018 Popcorn Sale Calendar.

Unit Popcorn Kernels

A Unit Popcorn Kernel encourages Scouts in the unit to participate in the popccorn sale and acts as a liason between the unit and the council throughout the popcorn selling process.

For more information, contact your District Kernel.  

Click here to download a list of contact information for all of the District Popcorn Kernels.

Here are some helpful resources for Unit Kernels:

Unit Popcorn Kickoffs

One of the key responsibilities of the Unit Popcorn Kernel is setting up the Unit Popcorn Kickoff. This is an event at the unit level to get Scouts and their families excited about the popcorn sale.

Here are some important documents to review prior to your unit kickoff:

Trail's End Popcorn Scholarship Program

Any Scout that sells over $2,500 in popcorn in a single year can have 6% of their sales placed in a schoalrship fund along with 6% of their sales for all subsequent years.

Click here to learn more about how the scholarship program works.

Click here to apply for the Trail's End Popcorn Scholarship Program.



1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.989.8820

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 6:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 1:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)


1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.988.9912

Hours of Operation:
9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (M-F) 
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)