Camping trips, dirty laundry, BB guns, oh my…uniforms, twilight camps, bugs, flashlights and more… How will I afford to pay for all this?
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.
- FREE credit card processing
- FREE online shipping on every order
- Hassle – FREE prize program
- Want in? Register your Unit for the sale TODAY to stay informed.
- Take Order Sales
Take order sales are the most traditional way to sell popcorn. Scouts go door-to-door with the take order forms received from your leader after your unit kick off. Customers write their order on the form. Orders can also be taken via the Trail’s End App (credit cards are accepted with no fees). Scouts should collect the money when the popcorn is ordered (checks should be made out to the unit). Popcorn will be picked up by the unit representative on November 09, 2019 at designated location.
- Online Popcorn Sales – Now with Free Shipping!
Selling online is the best way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Online sales count toward Scout rewards and scholarship programs. Participants can send emails to friends and family asking them to purchase products online. The email includes a link allowing them to begin shopping right away. Customers can pay with a credit card, and the products are shipped directly to the customer. The advantages of online sales are that the Scout doesn’t have to collect money or deliver products.
Show-n-sell is similar to take order sales, except Scouts have the popcorn in hand to sell to customers. All units are eligible to participate if they agree to the terms stated in the commitment order form. Packs, troops and crews can request permission to sell in front of a retail store or chartered organization. Show-n-sell should not replace traditional take order sales. Units can customize their initial order to meet their needs or they may still choose one of our pre-set bundle options. Order and sell multiple bundles to increase unit profits! Wagon sales is another great way of selling for Scouts. It’s a combination of the show-n-sell and take order methods. The Scout takes actual product door to door in their neighborhoods to sell and is like a show-n-sell table on wheels. There is little risk as any unsold popcorn is rolled into traditional, take order sales.
Show-n-sell popcorn is picked up by the unit representative on October 05, 2019. For pick up times and location, contact your district popcorn kernel. Replenishment orders must be placed each week on Monday before 9:00 pm.
Webinars!! Learn how easy it is to use the updated Trails End app!
Trail’s End is conducting Unit level webinars to showcase and teach the functionality of the new Unit Leader Dashboard and Scout smartphone application. Here is the link for Units to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unit-leader-app-webinar-registration-60637144331
These webinars should be roughly 25 to 30 minutes long.
The following dates are available for Units to sign up for:
Thursday August 22nd 6:30pm and 9:30pm est.
Thursday August 29th 6:30pm and 9:30pm est.
Thursday September 5th 6:30pm and 9:30 est.
Thursday September 12th 6:30pm and 9:30 est.
Also webinars will be available on Saturdays:
Saturday August 24th 12pm est.