POPCORN FUNDRAISER

Each year, Crossroads of the West Council sponsors a Trail’s End Popcorn Sale to raise money for local Scouting programs and activities. The annual product sales of Crossroads of the West Council provide a unique fundraising opportunity for Scouting units to raise funds to provide a quality Scouting experience for their Scouts and families. 

WHY SELL TRAIL’S END POPCORN?

  • Increase your unit income.
  • Pay for your entire Scouting program.
  • Scouts learn life lessons by “earning their own way”.
  • The prize program motivates Scouts.
  • Cool new incentives for Scouts who sell.
  • For additional revenue, sell online to friends and family out of town.

IMPORTANT POPCORN LINKS

2024 POPCORN MATERIALS

TRAIL'S END RESOURCES

2024 POPCORN SALE SCHEDULE

Sale Dates

  • September 7 - November 10, 2024

Key Dates

  • Monday, August 5 - Adult leader popcorn kick-off 6-7 PM via Zoom (Connection details)
  • Friday, August 16 - First unit popcorn order (show & sell) is due
  • Thursday, September 5 - Popcorn delivery & distribution
  • Monday, September 23 - Second unit popcorn order (show & sell) is due
  • Wednesday, October 2 - 2nd popcorn unit distribution
  • Monday, November 4 - Take orders due
  • Monday, November 4 - Unsold popcorn due
    • Remember: only complete popcorn cases will be accepted for return. Individual bags will not be returnable. Popcorn remaining with a unit after this date is now owned by the unit and cannot be returned to Council.
    • Note: up to 20% of a unit order may be returned to Council at the end of the popcorn sale.
  • Thursday November 14 - Take order unit distribution
  • Monday, December 2 - Payment due to the Council
  • Saturday, January 11, 2025 - Big Spin Party (this is for 2024 Top 50 sellers - $2,500 minimum sales)

SELLING POPCORN ONLINE

Selling online is the best way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Online sales count toward Scout rewards. Participants can send emails to friends and family asking them to purchase Trail’s End 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 by Trail’s End. The advantages of online sales is that the Scout doesn’t have to collect money or deliver product.