Trails-end Popcorn Sale is the key fundraising program offered through the Council that provides fun to Scouts who experience the satisfaction of making and achieving their sales goal. Top sellers earn great prizes and other recognition, including a Popcorn Party at the end of the season for top sellers. In addition, the campaign provides funds for Scouting operations through the year, with over 70% of sales going toward local programs.
If you’re unit is new to popcorn fundraising, the first step is to designate a unit “Popcorn Kernel” who should plan to attend the popcorn training held in August in each District. For more information, click the contact name for one of the Council’s districts to send an email.
2016 Top 10 Selling Units! (Does NOT include Online Popcorn Sales)
|Lake Region||Pack 528||$28,110|
|Fort Brooke||Troop 142||$21,590|
Pictures from the $1000 Seller Party at Camp Brorein!
2017 Key Dates
For those units participating in our annual 2017 Popcorn Campaign, please take note of the following important dates.
- August – District Popcorn Trainings – Dates out by late Spring 2017
- September 15th – Show and Sale Orders Due
- October 7th – Show and Sale Pick Up
- October 27th – Take Orders Due
- November 11th – Take Order Pick Up
- December 8th: Popcorn Payments Due
- Units in Hillborough and eastern Pasco counties: McDonald’s Distribution Center, 5621 E. Powhatan, Tampa, FL 33610
- Units in Sumter, Hernando and Citrus counties: Taylor Rental, 8081 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Crystal River, FL 34429
- Units in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties: Saddle Creek Corporation, 3010 Saddle Creek Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801
- Units in Pinellas and western Pasco counties: Valpak, One Valpak Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Pick up times are from 7 to 9 a.m. at all locations for both Show and Sale and Take Orders.
- “What’s New in 2016” training presentation (.pdf file)
- 2016 Program Highlights (.pdf file)
- 2016 Official Take Order Form with Prizes (.pdf file)
- 2016 Online Sales (.pdf file)
- Trails End Smartphone App Info Sheet (.pdf file)
- Smartphone App—Set Up Instructions (.pdf file)
- Smartphone App—Scout Instructions (.pdf file)
- 2016 Online Sales Instructions (.pdf file)
- 2016 Popcorn Ordering Instructions (.pdf file)
- 2016 Prize Ordering Instructions (.pdf file)