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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 the Trail's End App to make your popcorn sale grow!

Start planning your 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!

  • Monday August 7 - Adult leader popcorn kick-off can be watched by clicking here
  • Friday, August 18 - 1st Unit popcorn order (show & sell) is due
  • Friday, September 8 - Popcorn distribution
  • Monday, September 25 - 2nd (show & sell) is due
  • Wednesday October 4 - 2nd popcorn unit distribution 
  • Monday, November 6 - Take orders due
  • Monday, November 6 - Unsold popcorn due
    • 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. 
    • Up to 20% of a unit order may be returned to Council at the end of the popcorn sale.
  • Thursday November 16 - Take orders popcorn unit distribution
  • Friday, December 1 - Payment due to the Council
  • Saturday, January 6, 2024 - Big Spin Party (this is for 2023 Top 25 sellers)
  • Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn: $15
  • Popping Corn: $15
  • White Cheddar: $20
  • Unbelievable Butter (microwave): $25
  • Salted Caramel: $25
  • S'mores Popcorn: $25
  • Sea Salt Popcorn (28 individual bags): $50

Item available for "Take Order" only

  • Chocolatey Pretzels: $30 
  • Base Rate: 33%
    • +2% - Unit sales over $5,000 in product OR unit does not return any product
    • +2% - Unit sales over $7,500 in product
    • +2% - Unit sales over $10,000 in product
  • 39% unit commission potential!
  • Return Policy:
    • Up to 20% of a unit order may be returned to Council at the end of the popcorn sale.

Unit Incentives

Units can qualify for extra incentives (beyond commission) by earning the following popcorn gross sell milestones:

  • $10,000 - unit movie night at the local theater ($500 value) or activity of equivalent value
  • $15,000 - unit swim night at a local pool ($750 value) or activity of equivalent value
  • $20,000 - unit movie night at the local theater ($500 value) AND unit swim night at a local pool ($750 value) or activity of equivalent value

These activities are meant to help your unit grow. More details can be found by clicking here

Top 25 Sellers - Big Spin Party

Scouts, do you like going to Lagoon? What about Disneyland? In addition to the Big Spin Party top selling Scouts can earn some of these amazing prizes. Click here for more details. 

The Big Spin Party is for the top 25 selling Scouts in Crossroads of the West Council. You do not want to miss out on this party full of fun prizes, food and much more! 

Scouts who sell a minimum of $2,500 of popcorn and are in the Top 25 in fall 2023 will be eligible to attend this event. To qualify, all individual Scout transactions must be recorded through the Trails-End App (including all donations). Only the top 25 Scouts who sold over $2,500 will be eligible to join the Big Spin Party on January 6, 2024. Be sure to keep selling more past the minimum requirement.

All donations must be logged in the Trails-End app. As a result of these donations popcorn will be sent to our local home town heroes and helpers (i.e. First Responders, teachers, medical, military, etc.). 

Donations logged will also contribute a Scout's points toward prizes, the Scout Big Spin Party and top selling unit activities. See more details below.

Up to 20% of a unit order may be returned to Council at the end of the popcorn sale. Logging Heroes and Helpers donations will contribute to your unit inventory sold. For example, if a unit sales 75% of their popcorn and has 10% more in Heroes and Helpers donations the unit can return the remaining 15% inventory of full cases to Council. 

All Store Guidelines

  1. View store front availability to view store availability please click here.
  2. Contact store manager
    • Unit leaders should contact local stores and visit with the store manager to inquire about selling popcorn in front of their store. Please be respectful to store managers decision to allow your unit to sell popcorn and be sure to follow all manager requests.
  3. Inform council of store front reservation
    • Store managers typically do not track when units are selling at their store. To avoid conflict with other units please inform Council of any store front sale by clicking here (THIS IS MANDATORY).

Smith's Guidelines 2023 

  1. Using the "Smith's 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.
  2. To provide an equal opportunity for units to schedule store front sales a Smith's locations prior to September 9th units may only reserve two storefront sales at Smith's locations.
  3. Units may reserve Smith's storefront sales on each Saturday from September 9 to November 11.
  4. After September 9th units may schedule more Smith's locations without limitations.

Product Pictures & Downloads...

File Name Description
Popcorn 2023 Kick-off Presentation Review the presentation slides. Download
Popcorn Order Projection Sheet Guidelines to ordering the appropriate amount of popcorn Download
Popcorn Sales Guide Specific popcorn details from Council for this year Download
Popcorn Take Order Form Use this form to keep track of all your orders! Download
Scout & Unit Prize Flyer What level will you achieve? See what bonuses are waiting for your Scout and Unit! Download
Smith's Popcorn Sales Letter of Approval This letter is needed for all Smith's store front reservations Download
Trail's End Kernel Guidebook In depth information for all things popcorn Download