Popcorn Sale

Popcorn

For over 35 years the Boy Scouts of America has worked with Trail’s End to empower our Scouts and their leaders to raise the funds they need to go to camp, provide year round programming, and to enable any Scout to earn their own way through the Scouting program! Fundraising through Popcorn sales is a tested and reliable method to fundraising, and unit leaders have the support, guidance, and training of Council volunteers and staff to guide every unit to success!

Scouts selling popcorn door to door average $125 in sales per hour, earning them over $43 PER HOUR in commissions, in addition to the prizes and camp incentives earned! For every item sold, a Scout earns 35% commission, while another 35% of the sales support Council programs to keep camp costs low, assist Scoutreach programs to help youth in need, and maintain our camp properties and programs!

In 2019, 112 packs and troops participated in the fundraiser and averaged $4,253 in commissions, in addition to providing nearly $4,000 to support Council programs! Additionally, 223 Scouts earned $125 vouchers towards Grand Canyon Council camps, dozens of Scouts earned scholarships, and thousands of Scouts earned Amazon gift cards which allowed them to chose from thousands of prize options.  Our top ten units averaged $14,592 in commissions over the two month sale, way more than they could have done with car washes!

If your Scouts or committee are interested in participating with popcorn, please do not hesitate to contact your District Executive!

The Popcorn Sale is Important!

There are plenty of good reasons for your Scouts to take part in the annual popcorn sale. Scouts can earn money for camp and activities throughout the year and they learn valuable skills like teamwork, goal setting, time management and salesmanship – just to name a few. Scouts gain confidence and a sense of accomplishment, the popcorn sale is not about selling popcorn, it’s about promoting Scouting!

Selling popcorn also helps the Council raise money for improving our summer camps, offering more extensive training for our volunteer leaders, and keeps program and activity costs down. Best of all, there is NO upfront cost to your Unit to participate! The popcorn sale benefits the council as a whole by helping us!

Top Reasons to Sell Popcorn

  • A scout can earn their own way to camp with a proven fundraiser that works, all while keeping money in their parents’ pockets!
  • Scouts can earn a scholarship to support their education!
  • Scouts can earn incentives including Amazon gift cards and $125 credit towards any Grand Canyon Council camp or $100 gift card for the Scout Shop!
  • Not only will scouts learn how to make a sales pitch and the value of hard work, but they can use aspects of the fundraiser to advance and earn rank and portions of several merit badges!
  • A portion of this fundraiser supports Grand Canyon Council, which is used to improve properties and programs, supplement camp fees to keep them low, and provide camper-ships for Scouts in need!

2020 product lineup

New this year:

  • Jalapeno Cheddar and Caramel Corn with Nuts has been replaced with Blazin’ Hot.
  • Cheese Lovers Collection now includes White Cheddar & Blazin’ Hot.
  • Kettle Corn now comes in a popped 18-oz bag.
  • Popping Corn now comes in a 28-oz jar.

** Chocolate products only available during Take Order as Trail’s End cannot ship chocolate products until the average high temperature is under 80 degrees.

Chocolate Lovers Tin
Unbelievable Butter
White Cheddar

2020 Popcorn Sales Incentives

  • $125 Voucher towards Camp or $100 Scout Shop Gift Card – Individual Scouts who sell $1,500 or more worth of product may receive a $125 voucher towards camp registration which the Scout can put towards any 2020 Grand Canyon Council Camp, OR a $100 Scout Shop gift card.
    • Camp vouchers are applicable only towards Grand Canyon Council Camps during the 2021 calendar year: Heard Cub Scout Day Camps, Camp R-C, National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT), and Camp Geronimo. GCC cannot issue vouchers for properties and programs funded by other Councils.
    • If a Scout cannot attend a Grand Canyon Council camp, then a $100 Scout Shop Gift Card will be issued to them.
    • A selection must be made and submitted by the posted prize deadline of Dec. 6th, 2020. Scout Shop gift cards will be issued to any Scouts who have not delivered their decision to the Council Program Director by the deadline.
  • Prizes –  Instead of Scouts choosing from a number of prizes, all Scouts will be able to receive an electronic Amazon gift card emailed directly to them once their unit’s fundraiser is complete. This will allow Scouts to choose from many more options for prizes, gifts, and toys, and have it shipped to their house, all without having to wait on prizes to be ordered, shipped, and distributed! Click here to download prize and Take Order form.
  • Scholarships* – Scouts who sell at least $2,500 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! The top 5 Scouts in terms of sales for each region will earn an additional 6% up to an additional $1,000 for their scholarship account!  *= Scholarships have been discontinued after 2019; Scouts who have earned it in 2019 or previously are grandfathered in, but Trail’s End has opted to discontinue the program due to low matriculation, and spread the value across rewards for all Scouts. 
  • The app for Scouts to track and report real-time storefront, wagon and online sales, accept cash and credit cards, track inventory by Scout and storefront, and sign up for storefront shifts!
  • FREE credit card processing.
  • In 2018, units who tested it found that their sales were 20% higher than using cash alone.
  • More information can be found here!
  • Please contact teappsupport@trails-end.com with technical support questions

Fall 2020 Sale Timeline

Date Event
August 2, 2020
Council Kickoff
August 17, 2020
Storefront signups open at 10:00am (see storefront section below on this page)
August 31, 2020
Show and Sell Orders Submission Deadline- NO LATE SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED
Sept. 17-18, 2020
Show and Sell Delivery and Product pickup
Sept. 18-20, 2020
Fry's Storefront Weekend #1
Sept. 29, 2020
Midsale Order Submission Deadline- NO LATE SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED
Oct. 8-9, 2020
Midsale Order Distribution
Oct. 16-18, 2020
Fry's Storefront Weekend #2
Oct. 29, 2020
Take Order Submission Deadline- NO LATE SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED
Nov. 12-13, 2020
Take Order Orders delivered and distributed.
Dec. 7, 2020
Deadline to settle all balances and submit prize orders.

Storefront Sales

  • Each unit is responsible for organizing their own store fronts and ensuring there are enough sales opportunities for their Scouts and to achieve their own goals.
  • Several organizations are coordinating with Council to provide storefronts collectively, please do not contact the organizations listed below as all of their store front registrations are coordinated in bulk by Council.
  • Council coordinated storefronts are limited and are first come-first served.
  • Council organized storefronts are to supplement the store fronts organized by each pack and troop within their own community. These storefronts should not be your first or only opportunities to sell.

The units with the best sales coordinate storefronts within their community! You can contact nearby businesses, organizations, sporting venues, at Scouts’ own churches and schools, at festivals, fairs, community events and more!

Please do not count of being able to rely solely on the storefronts organized by Council or others as the Council-organized store fronts are first come-first served and are claimed very quickly. It is up to the unit to be self reliant on securing storefronts so that your Scouts have an opportunity to sell to others!

A template store front request letter is included through the link below. Please use it to coordinate sales with your local community and organizations!
We would like to thank Fry’s Food Stores, Sportsman’s Warehouse, and Safeway for supporting the Grand Canyon Council by providing storefronts for our scouts to sell popcorn! These store fronts are meant to supplement the store fronts organized by units within the community. As your favorite location or schedules may be claimed, do not plan on relying on any of these store fronts for your own sales.