Popcorn Fundraiser

Money should never be a reason why a youth misses out on ALL the fun Scouting has to offer.  Selling popcorn allows all youth to participate in camping and activities.

Raise ALL the money your unit needs to fund the entire program for the year.

Achieve your unit's goals and receive stronger parental involvement by implementing the “Ideal Year of Scouting.”

  • 70% return. Trail’s End returns over 70% of the money to Scouting to support your unit, Scout families, and the local council. 
  • Easy to sell! 2 out 3 people buy when asked. 92% say they would buy popcorn again. 
  • Life Lessons. Teach Scouts the life lessons of earning their own way.

Accept credit cards with SQUARE or other credit card readers in order to make your popcorn sale grow!

Fall 2020 Popcorn Sale

Start planning your 2020 Fall Popcorn Sale today - recruit a Popcorn Chair in your unit and check out the resources listed at the bottom of this page.  The Sales Guide will give you all the information you need to have a successful sale!

Create your account and sign up to sell popcorn.

Register with Trails-End Today

Register for the Popcorn Kick-off Webinar


2020 Sale Dates

  • Aug 1 - Online sales begin
  • Aug 13 - Council Kickoff at 7pm via Zoom - click here to watch the webinar
  • Aug 17 - Popcorn app set-up and online sales training at 6pm (optional training) - click here to watch
  • Aug 24 - Show-n-Sell unit orders due
  • Sep 9 - Show-n-Sell distribution
  • Oct 26 - Take Order & prize sheets due
  • Oct 26 - Unsold popcorn due
    • Any remaining popcorn your unit will not sell is due to the Council (only un-opened product will be accepted). Popcorn remaining with a unit after this date is now owned by the unit and cannot be returned to the Council.
  • Nov 11 - Take Order distribution
  • Nov 20 - Payment due to the Council


Order Take Order & Prize Sheet Forms


Smith's Store Front Sales Guidelines

  • Using the "Smith's 2020 Popcorn Sales Letter of Approval"  units must coordinate with a Smith's Store Manager for a approval to sell popcorn at a specific date and time. 
  • Smith's does not track when units are selling at their store. To avoid conflict with other units please inform Council of any storefront sale by clicking here (MANDATORY). To view Smith's store availability please click here
  • To provide an equal opportunity for units to schedule store front sales a Smith's locations prior to September 12th units may only reserve two storefront sales at Smith's locations.
  • Units may reserve Smith's storefront sales on the following dates: September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 November 7, 14.
  • After September 12th units may schedule more Smith's locations without limitations.
  • Due to COVID-19 please wear masks and follow local guidelines. 

Inform Council of Smith's Storefront Sale

View Smith's Storefront Availability


Commission Breakdown

  • Base Rate: 33%
    • +2% for attendance at Council Kickoff
    • +1% for ordering on time and settling account by deadline
    • +2% cash option (take extra commission instead of prizes)
    • +2% for sales growth over 2019 (only for units that sold in 2019)
      • Or +2% for units that sell over $15,000 in 2020
  • 40% unit commission potential!

Popcorn Payment

Make Popcorn Payment

File Name Description
2020 Popcorn Kick-off PDF Download
Cub Scouts Door Flyer Download
Popcorn Sales Guide Download
Scouts BSA Door Flyer Download
Smith's 2020 Popcorn Sales Letter of Approval Download
Take Order & Prize Catalog Download
Unit Product Sale Goal Calculator Download