Popcorn Resources

The success of our popcorn campaign helps to deliver quality programming at every level of Scouting. Popcorn season is one of the many highlights that your fellow community members look forward to! Many of your customers come back year after year to try new products, stock up on their favorites, and purchase gifts of popcorn for their friends, family, and co-workers. Here, you will find a mountain of information to make your popcorn sales as fun and successful as possible. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact your Unit Popcorn Committee our Council Popcorn Kernel. Have fun out there!

Calendar Dates
  • June 7th – Popcorn Preview
  • July 1st – Recruit your Popcorn Kernel
  • August 9th – Council Training
  • August 21st –Initial Orders Are DUE
  • September 9th – Popcorn Pick Up
    • Medford Naumes Inc – 535 S. Fir St Medford
    • Bend – Johnson Brothers – 571 NE Azure Dr, Bend, OR 97701
  • Sept 26th – Second Order Due
  • October 13th – Second Order Pick Up
  • October 26th – Final Order Date and Popcorn Return Date
  • November 18th – Pick up the Final Order
  • December 15th – Final Payment Due and all sales entered for prizes
  • December 18th –  Final prize drawing

Commission Structure – Per Scout sales are based on units registered membership as of July 31st

Unit Commission Goal Sheet

  • Base – commission 30%
  • Average $300 per Scout – 32%
  • Average $600 per Scout – 34%
  • Average $900 per Scout – 36%

Council Prizes

  • Any Scout that sells more $1500 in popcorn will receive a matching gift card that they receive from Trails End
  • Any Scout with at least $750 in sales will be entered in a weekly prize drawing.
  • The top three Cub Scout and Scout BSA sellers will receive a bonus prize at the end of the sale.

Tips to Success

  1. Have a unit budget established by July 30th and have that communicated to your Scout’s parents. We have a unit budget tool available to assist.
  2. Set a unit popcorn goal by July 30th.
  3. Have your Scouts establish their own personal goals.
  4. Set up all show and sell sites for fall sales.
  5. Plan an exciting popcorn kickoff during late August, early September.
  6. Use the Trail’s End software to track your popcorn sales.
  7. Have fun, recognize success, and enjoy a lot of popcorn.
  • Scouts learn life lessons by “earning their own way.”

  • Product sales revenue supports the unit program.

  • Provides funds for activities and advancement, lowers the cost of camps, district activities, and prices at the Scout shop.

  • Increase your unit and council income – up to 35% stays with the local unit.

  • Scouts use the funds for various Scouting programs, fees and activities.

  • There are loads of incentives to motivate Scouts.

  • Put up door hangers in your neighborhood with your photo and Trails-End website listed for online orders. 

  • Promote your website on social media

  • Make calls to your friends and relatives

  • Send emails or make calls to businesses to purchase for their break room or gifts  

  • Nearly 73% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting.

  • Units earn up to a 35% commission on Trails End products they sell.

  • The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year.