2023 Popcorn Sale

Unit Registration Commit your unit to the 2023 popcorn sale

Kernel Registration Unit popcorn kernel registration

Popcorn Kickoff  Aug 5th

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. More than 70% 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 – More than 70% 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 Trails-End App.                                
• Videos and resources help Scouts learn how to be successful.


  • 30% - Traditional base
  • 1% - Bonus “Commit to sell Popcorn before 6/30 Unit Commitment ”
  • 1% - Bonus “Attend Council Popcorn Kick Off In-Person with Kernel”
  • 1% - Bonus “$3,500-$7,999”
  • 2% - Bonus “$8,000-$13,999”
  • 3% - Bonus “$14,000 +”
  • *Sales Tier Bonus does not compound- Max Commission 35*

Youth Sales Rewards

$ 1,000.00 seller rewards TBD

*The Northwest Georgia Council reserves the right to alter the sales reward if needed. 

Selling Popcorn Online

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.

1. Take Order Sales 

Scouts go door-to-door with the take order form. Sales run from after the unit kick-off through October 20, 2023. 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-End App. (credit cards are accepted with no fees).

2. Show and Sale

Show and Sell is when scouts have popcorn in hand to show and to sell to customers on the spot. This can be done in several ways.

1) "Wagon Sales" Where the scout goes door to door in their neighborhood with the product in hand.

2) "Storefront Sales" Like setting up a table with popcorn on hand and selling in front of a store.

3. 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, 2023

Online popcorn sales period

August 5, 2023 11:00 am -2:00pm

Council Popcorn Kickoff 

Super Saturday Program and Popcorn


First Presbyterian Church

829 Red Bud Rd, NE

Calhoun, GA 30701


After unit kick off through October 20, 2023

Traditional take-order popcorn sales period


August 25, 2023 by 5:00 PM


October 20, 2023 by 5:00 PM 


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

Show and Sell


Take Order


October 20, 2022 by 5:00pm

Unit $1000 sellers list due to council

Popcorn Distribution:

Show & Sell

September 9, 2023

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take Order

November 11, 2023

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Shaheen Carpet Mills

3742 US HWY 41 N

Resaca, GA 30735


December 1, 2022

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
2023 Kernel Guide Download
2023 Parent Guide PDF Download
2023 Popcorn Order Form Download
2023 Rewards Download
Allergens Download
Storefront sales guide Download
Trails End App Quick Start Download
Trails-End App info. Download
Unit Commitment Instructions Download
Unit Leader Planner Download
Unit Quick Start Checklist Download
We Accept Credit Cards Download