July 30, 2020 - November 1, 2020

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!

Thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Suwanee River Area Council as a result of the annual popcorn sale. 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. There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-n-sell. For more information, contact your unit popcorn kernel.

This year’s sale runs from July 30, 2020 until November 1, 2020.  All keys dates are listed in the 2020 Popcorn Leader’s Guide.

We held our Annual Popcorn Kickoff online on July 30,  but if you missed it don’t worry… we’ve got you covered!  You can view the recording to the left.

Why Sell Popcorn?

  • Increase your unit and council income – 70% stays local
  • Pay for your entire Scouting program.
  • Your unit and/or Scouts may not have sold as many Camp Cards as you had planned due to COVID-19.
  • Your units’ other fundraisers may have been or possibly will be effected by COVID-19.
  • Some have been effected more than others due to COVID-19, so even though your unit may not be participating, you still can.
  • With so many ways to sell product this year, including selling through an app or online where the product gets shipped directly to the customer, there’s really no reason not to participate.

What's for sale this year?

  • (NEW!) Salted Virginia Nuts $15

    These famous "Home Cooked" Virginia Peanuts are crunchy, distinctive and dusted with fresh salt! / 12 Per Case

  • (NEW!) Honey Roasted Peanuts $20

    Made with real honey, sweet sugar and a dash of salt / 12 per Case

  • Caramel Corn $10

    A Traditional favorite full of rich caramel flavor / 12 Per Case

  • (NEW!) Unbelievable Butter BIG BAG $15

    Our customer favorite now in a ready- to-eat bag / 8 Per Case

  • White Cheddar Cheese Corn $20

    The perfect combination of light, crispy popcorn and rich white cheddar cheese deliciousness in every savory bite / 8 Per Case

  • (NEW!) Blazin’ Hot $20

    Bold and cheesy flavored popcorn with the perfect spicy zing in every bite / 8 Per Case

  • Salted Carmel Popcorn $25

    A unique combination of sweet caramel corn with a perfect balanced finish of sea salt / 12 Per Case

  • Cheese Lover’s Box $35

    A delicious combination containing (1) White Cheddar bag and (1) Blazin' Hot bag! / 1 Per Case

  • Microwave Unbelievable Butter – 12pk $25

    (Online Direct Only) - A customer favorite with more buttery flavor than ever before / 1 Per Case

  • Chocolatey Caramel Crunch 430

    (Online Direct Only) - Sweet crunchy caramel corn in a creamy chocolatey coating / 1 Per Case

  • Chocolate Lover’s Tin $70

    (Online Direct Only) - A handsome tin containing (1) Chocolatey Caramel Crunch bag and (2) Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel bags! / 1 Per Case

  • Silver American Heroes Donation $30

    Send a gift of popcorn to our first responders, military men and women, their families, and veteran organizations

  • Gold American Heroes Donation $50

    Send a gift of popcorn to our first responders, military men and women, their families, and veteran organizations

Ways to sell Popcorn!

It’s easier than ever to sell popcorn this year!  You can even sell from the comfort and safety of your own home, without ever having to touch a single bag of popcorn!

We want to ensure that you sell safely and learn important life skills like goal setting, public speaking, teamwork and much more.  The six best ways to sell below will give you everything you need to sell like a pro.

Take Order – This is the most traditional way to sell; going door-to-door with the take order form.  Customers choose the products he or she wishes to buy and writes the order on your form.  You will collect the money when you deliver the products to your customers a few weeks later.  Advantages:  Provide a personal connection with your customers.  Higher dollars per customer than storefront sales.

    • Walking your neighborhood with your parents and another Scout
    • Call on your relatives and family friends

Show and Deliver – This method is like Take Order, except you carry Trail’s End products with you to show to your customers as you visit them.  The customer can select the products he or she wishes to buy from your product selection.  You then hand over the product and collect the money right then and there.  Advantages:  No return trip required for product delivery and money collection.

    • Selling door-to-door with product in hand.
    • Scouts deliver the product and collect the money all on the same visit.
    • Customers spend more at home ($16) vs. storefront ($7.45)
    • Save time!  Most productive use of a family’s valuable time
    • Spend more time selling and less time delivering and collecting

Show and Sell – Your Den, Pack, or Troop gets permission to sell in front of a retail store or in the local mall.  Set up a well-organized display with products for people to purchase as they walk by.  Have plenty of products on display for people to buy.  Advantages:  Gives access to many potential customers and promotes the Boy Scouts of America in the community.Contact location for show and sell to get permission (use your Charter Organization instead of your unit number to help the location avoid confusion over Packs and Troops)

    • Ensure Leaders and Scouts are in uniform with a neat and clean appearance
    • Ability to provide a fun atmosphere for the group
    • Ideal opportunity to teach selling techniques

Selling Online Direct (page 6 of leaders guide) – Contactless sales have arrived in two ways!  Through an app on your phone or online.  You can send emails to your customers asking them to purchase Trail’s End products online and even share your Trails End Scouting page directly to Facebook. Your customers click on the link in your email or Facebook post and can begin shopping right away.  They order products online and pay with a credit card and Trail’s End ships the products directly to your customers.  Advantages: No product delivery or money collection.  Ability to sell popcorn year-round and reach your friends and family who live far away.  Text APP to 62771 to get a link to download, or find more info here:  https://www.trails-end.com/online-direct.Benefits include not handling of any inventory or product yourself

    • 35% commission automatically
    • DOUBLE Trails End Rewards for every $1 sold.

Selling at Work – Parents can take an order form to their work place.  Co-workers write their order on the order form.  Your mom and/or dad deliver products and collect the money a few weeks later.  Advantages:  Expands your customer base and offices often need snacks and gifts. Always sell with another Scout or with an adult!

American Heroes (Military & First Responders) Blitz (page 8 of leaders guide) – The American Heroes Blitz allows customers to support the military, first responders, veterans’ organizations and Scouting at the same time. Customers can choose to donate $50 or $30 worth of popcorn to men and women in the military, first responders, their families and veterans’ organizations. There are no shipping and handling charges associated with hero donations. Over 2,000 tons of popcorn treats have been shipped to hundreds of locations around the world! Hero donations count toward Scout rewards.

Since customers who purchase a hero 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.

It is a simple interaction with community members willing to recognize our military personnel with popcorn and financially support our Scouts. Military Sales does not require delivery of any product by the Scout.  All product is delivered via Trails-End connections to military sources.

There's an App for that!

Click the picture above to downoad the app!

How to order your popcorn and prizes!

Reference Guide for Unit Leaders

http://sell.trails-end.com/ca/trails-end/media/Unit%20Reference%20Guide.pdf

Popcorn and prize orders must be submitted online at www.Trails-End.com

SHOW & SELL ORDERS- DUE ONLINE by MIDNIGHT, Friday, August 28, 2020

Order Show & Sell and Show & Deliver popcorn online at www.Trails-End.com .  To order, click on orders in the top row on the main screen and then click on Unit Order for Show & Sell.  You will then enter the amount needed by CASE.  Show & Sell and Show & Deliver popcorn is ordered by CASE ONLY.

TAKE ORDERS- DUE ONLINE by MIDNIGHT, Friday, October 30, 2020

Order Take Order Popcorn online at www.Trails-End.com . To order click on Order in the top row on the main screen and then click on Unit Order for Take Order.  You will then enter the amount needed by container.  The system will automatically generate into cases and containers.  Take Order popcorn can be ordered by cases and containers.

PRIZE ORDERS – DUE ONLINE by MIDNIGHT, Friday, December 4, 2020

Order all Prizes (Including patch) online at www.Trails-End.com.  To order click on order in the top row and then click on Scout Prize Order or Unit Prize Order.  You may order prizes by each Scout or for the entire Unit.  Be sure to include online sales in Scouts’ totals when ordering prizes.