2020 Popcorn Sale
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. More than 70% of the popcorn sale supports your programs and local Scouting! The Mid-America Council does all the pre-work to set up the sale, eliminating the need for your unit to research opportunities, calculate returns, create sales and promotional materials, manage a relationship with a vendor, etc.
Sign-Up to Sell
Hard work is a value that Scouting teaches and selling popcorn is a great opportunity for Scouts to learn the importance of earning their own way. More than 70% of proceeds stay local and help pay for Scouting adventures like summer camp and beyond. Commit your unit to the 2020 sale by completing our registration form below.
Popcorn Replenishment Process
To order popcorn replenishments, orders need to be placed in the Trail’s End system by the dates below. The pick-up dates seen below are for the metro area and those utilizing the warehouse in Omaha. If your unit is in a rural area and not utilizing the Omaha warehouse, you will still want to get any replenishment orders in by the deadlines below. Replenishment orders for rural areas will be distributed at district roundtables unless otherwise noted.
Replenishments Order Dates & Metro Pick-Up Dates
- Unit/Council order due 15th
- Pick up 9/24 (2pm-6pm)
- Unit/Council order due Sept. 22nd
- Pick up 10/1 (2pm-6pm)
- Unit/Council order due Sept. 29th
- Pick up 10/8 (2pm-6pm)
- Unit/Council order due Oct. 6th
- Pick up 10/15 (2pm-6pm)
- Unit/Council order due Oct. 13th
- Pickup on 10/22 (2pm-6pm)
Sign-Up for Replenishment Pick-up in Metro
If you are placing a replenishment order for popcorn and want to pick it up from the metro warehouse, please sign up using the link below. The popcorn warehouse is located at Ford Storage at 10364 S 136th Street, Omaha, NE.
Unit Popcorn Transfers
If your unit is transferring product to another unit, the unit that is giving away the product needs to initiate the transfer in the Trail’s End system. To conduct a transfer, check out this helpful video from Trail’s End. Fast-forward to 22 minutes and 30 seconds to get directly to the section regarding transfers from unit to unit:
Trail’s End Poppin’ in the USA Challenge
Trail’s End is having a challenge called the Poppin’ in the USA Challenge. The first 200 Scouts to record an online director order in 25 states will earn a $50 Amazon gift card and the first 50 Scouts to record an Online Direct order in 50 different US states will earn a $150 Amazon gift card. This event runs until October 15th. See below for more information and some helpful resources!
Trail’s End is excited to announce the Poppin’ in the USA Challenge*! The first 200 Scouts to record an Online Direct order in 25 different U.S. states will earn a $50 Amazon.com gift card, and the first 50 Scouts to record an Online Direct order in 50 different U.S. states will earn a $150 Amazon.com gift card.
We’ve put together a full resource package to help encourage your Scouts to get involved in the Poppin’ in the USA Challenge. Download the full package below and share with your Scouts today!
*The Poppin’ in the USA Challenge applies to Online Direct orders 8pm EDT June 30, 2020 to 7:59pm EDT October 15, 2020. Valid Online Direct orders greater than or equal to $10 retail value shipping to any combination of 25 U.S. states (for the 25 state challenge) or all 50 U.S. states (for the 50 state challenge) qualify for the promotion. Shipping address will be used to determine order eligibility for orders with shippable products. Donation-only order eligibility will be based on billing address. For full terms and conditions, visit www.trails-end.com/terms.
Trails End partners with the Boy Scouts of America each year in an effort to help Scouts raise money for Scouting and Scout programing. More than 70% of the money the Scouts raise while selling popcorn goes right back into the local Scouting community.
Learn more about Trail’s End and how you can support Scouting today.
Trail’s End Webinars
these webinars are an awesome way to learn more about the Trail’s End app, the Trail’s End Leader Portal, and to get recommendations for how to sell in light of changing circumstances regarding safety with COVID-19 this year. These webinars are open to anyone, but we strongly encourage all unit kernels and district kernels to participate in one. To sign-up for a webinar, click here.
How to Sell Popcorn
There are three different ways to sell Popcorn as a unit.
- Show N’ Sell is a direct sale that takes place outside of a local business, where Scouts interact directly with community members and encourage them to buy popcorn.
- Take Order is an order and fulfillment process that takes place in your neighborhood, where Scouts go door-to-door and ask for popcorn orders that are fulfilled at a later date.
- Online Sales are also available and can be used to raise funds for your unit no matter where the customer is located.
How To Use the Trail’s End App
Save time managing your popcorn sale with the Trail’s End app. This upgraded sale feature allows real-time reporting for storefront, door-to-door and online sales. Track inventory by Scout and have your customers pay easily with cash and credit card. Every Scout will also receive FREE payment processing powered by Square to make every sale easier and cost effective than ever.
Watch the training video and launch the training tutorial now.