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 our Council Popcorn Kernel. Have fun out there!

Council Commission Structure

Base Commission 30%+1% sign up by August 15+2% average $250 per registered July 31st Scout+2% average $500 per registered July 31st Scout+1% close out complete and payment complete by December 1st

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. Participate in Popcorn Blitz Day on October 15th.
  7. Use the Trail’s End software to track your popcorn sales.
  8. Have fun, recognize success, and enjoy a lot of popcorn.
With online sales, your unit can sell online popcorn year round!

$1000 Seller Club

This year any Scout that sells more than $1000 in popcorn will have their gift card from trails end matched by the Crater Lake Council for the level they end at.  If a Scout earns 2500 sale points, they will get a $100 gift card from Trails-End and a $100 gift card from the Crater Lake Council.  These Scouts will also be recognized on our website, Facebook page, newsletter, and on a banner, we will have at events and camp. 

Top Selling ScoutsThe top 5 Scouts and Top 5 Cub Scouts will be invited to an online prize drawing on December 2nd.

Friday Prize Drawing

Every Friday, we will recognize the top-selling Cub Scout and Top Selling Scout in a specific product category who will earn some outdoor gear.  We will announce the sales category for the next week on the Friday before that week.

  • 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.