Every Scout should learn the value of hard work and earning their own way. The popcorn sale is the perfect opportunity to teach this valuable life lesson and fund the most exciting year of Scouting ever. Over 70% of the popcorn sale supports your programs and local Scouting!
Scouts gain confidence, salesmanship and communication skills, and a sense of accomplishment. The popcorn sale is not just about selling popcorn; it’s also about promoting Scouting and the Scouting ideals!
How to Sell Popcorn
There are three different ways to sell Popcorn as a unit.
The easiest way to sell Popcorn is Online. Online sales are always available and can be used to raise funds for your unit no matter where the customer is located. Just go to Trails-End.Com and register for your Scouts personal Online Selling Page or Login and update your Scout's personal information if you have sold Popcorn Online before.>
Show and Sell
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. 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. 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.
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.
Guidelines and Tips
Sales Kit- Coming Soon
The Popcorn Selling Cycle
The Annual Popcorn Sale runs from July 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. Online sales last until December 31, 2020. Scouts can continue to sell online and earn rewards until the end of the year.
Unit Popcorn Kernels
A Unit Popcorn Kernel encourages Scouts in the unit to participate in the popcorn sale and acts as a liaison between the unit and the council throughout the popcorn selling process.
Unit Kernel Guide- Coming Soon
Council UCT Tips and Instructions- Coming Soon
Unit Leader Portal and App Webinar - Coming Soon
2021 District Kernel and Staff List - Coming Soon
2021 Leaders Guide - Coming Soon
2021 Popcorn Calendar - Coming Soon
2021 Unit Kick Off Template - Coming Soon
2021 Online Direct Product Lineup - Coming Soon
View potential prizes here!- Coming Soon!
Prize orders must be placed by January 2022 to be fulfilled.
The rest is up to you!