2020 Popcorn Sale

Commit your unit to the 2020 popcorn sale here: Unit Registration 

Register for the Virtual Popcorn Kickoff, August 6, 2020 at 7:30 here: Popcorn Kickoff 

Every Scout should learn the value of hard work and earning their own way. The popcorn sale is the perfect opportunity to teach this valuable life lesson and fund the most exciting year of Scouting ever. The council does all the pre-work to set up the sale, eliminating the need for units to research opportunities, calculate returns, create sales and promotional materials, manage a relationship with a vendor, etc. The popcorn sale is not just about selling popcorn...It’s also about promoting Scouting!

Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Northwest Georgia Council as a result of the annual popcorn sale. 73% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. For more information, contact your district popcorn kernel or district executive.

Why Sell?   

• Increase your unit and council income – 73% stays in the local area.
• Meet annual fundraising goals faster than ever before
• Scouts pay for their way for various programs (e.g., summer camp, dues uniforms).
• Scouts learn life lessons by earning their own way.  
• Trails End gift card program allows Scouts to sell to earn the prize they want.
• Ordering has never been easier than with the Trail's End App.                                
• Videos and resources help Scouts learn how to be successful.

Selling Popcorn during Covid-19

To encourage social distancing and limit the spread of Covid-19, we are encouraging Online Sales for the 2020 Popcorn season.  Trails-End offers a powerful, yet simple to use online and app interface to facilitate your sale and allows you to safely sell online from home to your family, friends and loved ones.

For 2020, there are two options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales and online sales.  All sales count towards prizes.

1. Take Order Sales 

Scouts go door-to-door with the take order form. Sales run from after the unit kick-off (after August 6, 2020 through October 23, 2020). Customers can write their order on the form. Scouts should collect the money when the popcorn is ordered (checks should be made out to the unit).  Customers can also place their order on the Trail's End App (credit cards are accepted with no fees). Popcorn will be picked up by the unit representative on November 13-14, 2020.

2. Online Popcorn Sales

Via Trails-end.com:

Selling online is the best way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Online sales count toward Scout rewards.  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, CONTACT FREE!  The advantage of online sales is that Scouts don't have to collect money or deliver products. Online sales run from Now to December 31st.

Online Direct through the app:

Place orders for online products in the app.  Pick the products, take payment (credit card only) and products ship directly to your customers.  You can also share your page with customers via email, text and social media.

Important Popcorn Dates

Now!-December 31, 2020

Online popcorn sales period

August 6, 2020 7:30pm

Unit Popcorn Kickoff

After unit kick off through October 23, 2020

Traditional take-order popcorn sales period

October 23, 2020 by 5:00 pm

Unit popcorn orders due online at scouting.trails-end.com

YES!  You can continue selling online!

October 30, 2020 by 5:00pm

Unit $750+ sellers list due to council

November 13-14, 2020 

Popcorn distribution

December 1, 2020 

Unit payments due to council

 

Need help?  There are a variety of sales tools and helpful videos on Trail's-End's Youtube Page:Trail's End Videos

File Name Description
Popcorn Advancement Opportunities Download
Popcorn Order Form Download
Sell $1000 while social distancing Download
Trails End App Quick Start Download
Unit Commitment Instructions Download
Unit Popcorn Kernel Guide Download
Unit Quick Start Checklist Download