Ways to Sell Popcorn
There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-and-sell (and wagon sales). All sales count towards prizes.
1. Take Order Sales
Take order sales are the most traditional way to sell popcorn. Scouts go door-to-door with the take order form received from your leader after unit kick off on August 13 through October 31, 2019. Customers write their order on the form. Orders can also be taken via the Trail's End App (credit cards are accepted with no fees). Scouts should collect the money when the popcorn is ordered (checks should be made out to the unit). Popcorn will be picked up by the unit representative on November 16, 2019.
Sign-up for Take Order and Online Sales
2. Online Popcorn Sales - Now with Free Shipping!
Selling online is the best way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Online sales count toward Scout rewards including the $650 club, and scholarship program. Participants can send emails to friends and family asking them to purchase 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. The advantages of online sales are that the Scout doesn't have to collect money or deliver products. Online sales run from August 1 to December 31st.
Show-n-sell is similar to take order sales, except Scouts have the popcorn in hand to sell to customers. All units are eligible to participate if they agree to the terms stated in the commitment order form. Packs, troops and crews can request permission to sell in front of a retail store or chartered organization. Show-n-sell should not replace traditional take order sales. Units can customize their initial order ($3,000 minimum) to meet their needs or they may still choose one of our pre-set bundle options. Order and sell multiple bundles to increase unit profits! Weekly replenishment orders are available with no minimum requirements. Wagon sales (formerly show-n-deliver) is another great way of selling for Scouts. It's a combination of the show-n-sell and take order methods. The Scout takes actual product door to door in their neighborhoods to sell and is like a "show-n-sell table on wheels". There is little risk as any unsold popcorn is rolled into traditional, take order sales.
Show-n-sell popcorn is picked up by the unit representative on August 17, 2019. For pick up times and location, contact the district popcorn kernel.
Sign-up for Show-n-Sale opens July 1st!
Popcorn Blitz Day
Blitz Day is a designated day where units are encouraged to sell popcorn during take-order as a group by canvassing areas in their neighborhood. Scouts that meet the items sold count indicated by each date will qualify for entry.
- September 28, 2019 – Sell a total of 40 total traditional items and then enter the drawing (link opens in September).
- October 12, 2019 – Sell a total of 40 total traditional items and then enter the drawing (link opens in September).
- October 26, 2019 – Sell a total of 60 total traditional items and then enter the drawing (link opens in September).
The winner will be drawn and announced on Facebook the following week.
Note: Scouts are not required to participate in Blitz Day to enter the drawing. If the required number of items are sold and met by the deadline, a Scout may submit an entry for the drawing.
Chocolate Lovers Collection (tin)
Cheese Lovers Collection (tin)
Chocolate Caramel Crunch (tin)
Premium Caramel ACP (nuts) (tin)
Kettle 18 Pack (microwave)
Unbelievable Butter (microwave)
Classic Caramel Corn (bag)
Salted Caramel Corn (bag)
White Cheddar Cheese (bag)
Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese (bag) * Only available for Show-N-Sell*
The military donation allows customers to support the military and Scouting at the same time. Customers can choose to donate $50 or $30 worth of popcorn to men and women in the military, their families and veterans' organizations. There are no shipping and handling charges associated with military donations. Over 2,000 tons of popcorn treats have been shipped to hundreds of locations around the world! Military donations count toward Scout rewards.
Since customers who purchase a military donation don't receive the product in exchange for payment, the purchase should be 100% tax deductible. As always, recommend that the customer check the tax laws with their tax professional, as tax laws often change.
Scout Prizes- Trail's End Scout Rewards
Scouts are motivated by prizes and the ability to work towards a goal. Scout can now choose the prize they want on Amazon! Amazon.com Gift Card Rewards are managed and digitally redeemed by the Scout through Trail's End. The prizes they choose on Amazon are delivered directly to the Scout's door faster than ever before! See how it works here!
Prizes must be ordered by November 1, 2019.
2019 Prizes Trail's End Online Prize Program
Trail's End Scholarship Program
Scouts who sell at least $2,500 (online, face-to-face, or a combination) in any calendar year will have 6% of their Qualified Product Sales count towards their own Trail's End Scholarship.* Once enrolled, 6% of their sales each year will go towards the scholarship*. Reporting of sales is not automatic, and forms must be submitted to Trail's End each year following the guidelines at www.trails-end.com/scholarship. Scouts only have to hit the $2,500 minimum one time, and don't forget online sales count!
Top Sellers Recognition - More Information To Come
|$350 - $499
||$10 Amazon Gift Card
|$500 - $749
||$20 Amazon Gift Card
|$750 - $999
||$30 Amazon Gift Card
|$1,000 - $1,499
||$45 Amazon Gift Card
|$1,500 - $2,499
||$75 Amazon Gift Card
|$2,500 - $3,499
||$150 Amazon Gift Card
|$3,500 - $4,999
||$225 Amazon Gift Card
|$5,000 - $7,499
||$350 Amazon Gift Card
|$7,500 - $9,999
||$550 Amazon Gift Card
|$10,000 - $14,999
||$800 Amazon Gift Card
|$15,000 - $19,999
||$1,200 Amazon Gift Card
|$20,000 - $24,999
||$1,600 Amazon Gift Card
|$25,000 - $29,000
||$2,000 Amazon Gift Card
|$30,000 - $39,000
||$2,400 Amazon Gift Card
||$3,200 Amazon Gift Card
*Scouts receive 8% of their total retail at every additional $10,000 sold.