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Why Do Scout Units Sell 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.

Important Popcorn Dates

June 2   Popcorn Preview Webinar 4:30 via zoom                 (Product Mix, Tips for Success, etc.) 

July 1           Unit Popcorn Kernal Identified

July 17-27   Parent training webinar (20 mins)

Aug. 11        District Popcorn Kickoff and Training

Aug. 21         Unit Popcorn Orders due

Sept. 26        Unit Popcorn Order Pick-up at                                    District Location

Nov. 20         Unit Show and Sell Final Returns

Dec. 5           Unit Take-Order Product Pick-up at                            District Location

Dec. 18         Final Popcorn Payments Due to                                Council Offices





Popcorn Training Videos

Why customers buy popcorn from Scouts

Unit Leader AP training

Online Popcorn Sales

Understanding the Popcorn Sale

Parent Popcorn Video

3 Simple Steps for Success

Top Seller Tips

Cub Scout Video Sales Ad

Hosting an Awesome Popcorn Kickoff

Pie Throwing Incentives for Top Sellers


Popcorn Sale

  • 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.

Our primary concern is to keep Scouts safe while still doing all the fun things we love to do. 

This year we suggest starting Online Sales now.  Online orders are sent directly to your customers.

Popcorn season is year-round, with in-person sales starting September 26th. 

Right now you can:

  • 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    

 7 Steps for Popcorn Selling Success

  1. Join the zoom meeting on June 2
  2. Sign your unit up by June 15
  3. Select a unit Popcorn Kernal by July 1
  4. Create a unit budget
  5. Have a unit popcorn goal
  6. Each Scout sets individual selling goals
  7. Have an exciting unit Popcorn Kickoff
Contact Kim DeBroux  (541) 727-6667
Crater Lake Council Development Director with any questions: kdebroux@scouting.org