Popcorn

Selling gourmet popcorn is a wonderful opportunity for units to earn funds to support their entire year of Scouting. Online sales begin August 1, 2014. Register your Scout to earn more money by selling popcorn online. Traditional take-order sales run from October 1 to November 24, 2014.

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Why Sell?

• Increase your unit and council income – 70% stays in the local area.
• Pay for your entire Scouting program.
• Scouts learn life lessons by “earning their own way.”
• The prize program motivates Scouts.
• There are loads of incentives: $600 club, $1,800 club and college scholarships.
• For additional revenue, sell online to friends and family out of town.


Online Popcorn Sales

August 1 - November 24, 2014

Selling online is the best way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Online sales count toward Scout rewards including the $600 club, $1800 club and scholarship program. Participants can send emails to friends and family asking them to purchase Trail's End 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 by Trail's End. The advantages of online sales is that the Scout doesn't have to collect money or deliver product.

Sales will be credited to a Scout's unit and the council in his name. Every Scout must create a new account to sell online. To register your Scout, enter the Scout's date of birth, select Sam Houston Area Council and then select your district and unit. If you do not know what district or unit you belong to or if your unit is not listed, please contact your unit leader or district executive. View the step by step guide to creating an account or visit the Trail's End FAQ page for help with creating an account

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Because Trails-End.com is a website geared towards children, many under the age of 13, they require customers to enter their birth date before making a purchase to ensure our site remains 100% COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) compliant. This information is not saved and cannot be viewed by Trail’s End staff.


Popcorn Training - Last Training Opportunity

October 4, 2014

At the popcorn training, unit leaders will receive, sales materials, training, leader tools and dinner. Each unit will receive one ZX Crossbow, popcorn posters and goal posters. Seats are limited. Two people per unit can attend. The last popcorn training will be held October 4, 2014 at the Cockrell Service Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008) from 10:00 - 11:30 am. RSVP no later than October 2, 2014. Send your district name, unit type and unit number to popcorn@shac.org to register.


Important Dates

August 1 - November 24 Online popcorn sales (count toward Scout rewards)
October 1 - November 24 Traditional take-order popcorn sales
December 1 Unit orders due on Trail's End Website
December 13 Popcorn distribution (see district website for location)
December 13 Unit top sellers form due to district (at distribution center)
December 13 Unit payments due to district (at distribution center)
January 10 Top seller's celebration for council, district, and online top sellers




2014 Products

Chocolate Lovers Tin $55         Unbelievable Butter Microwave (18 pack) $20
Military Donation - Gold Level $50   Butter Light Microwave (18 pack) $20
Sweet and Savory Collection $45   Carmel Corn with Almonds $20
Cheese Lovers Collection $35   Jalpaeno Cheddar Cheese $15
Chocolatey Carmel Crunch $25   Kettle Corn $15
Military Donation - Silver Level $30   Classic Carmel Corn $10
White Chocolatey Pretzels $25   Small Caramel Corn      $10
Kettle Corn Microwave (18 pack) $25      


 


Military Donation

The Military Donation allows customers to support the military and Scouting at the same time. Customers can choose to donate $55 (gold level) or $35 (silver level) worth of popcorn for our troops when ordering online, or $50 or $30 for take-order sales. Trail's End sends various Trail's End products to men and women in the military, their families and veterans' organizations. There are no shipping and handling charges associated with Military Donations. Over 2,000 tons of popcorn treats have been shipped to hundreds of locations around the world! Military donataions count toward Scout rewards.

Since customers who purchase a military donation don't receive actual product in exchange for payment, the purchase should be 100% tax deductible. As always, recommend that the customer double check this with their tax professional, as tax laws often change. Resources: ad, flyer, product flyer


2014 Scout Prizes

$600 Bonus Club

 



Sell $600 in popcorn
and receive the ZX Crossbow

$1,800 Club Bonus

Sell $1,800 in popcorn and receive a Hexbug Scarab XL.

College Scholarships

Scouts who sell at least $2,500 (online, face-to-face or combination) in any calendar year receive 6% of their total sales invested in their own college scholarship account. That is $0.06 of every dollar they sell! Once Scouts are enrolled, 6% of their sales each year will be added to their account. Scouts only have to hit the $2,500 minimum one time. Online sales count!

 

Top Sellers

The top seller in every district will receive a trophy and the GoPro Hero 3 Silver camera. The top three sellers in the council will receive a trophy and an Amazon gift card:

  • First place - $600
  • Second place - $400
  • Third place - $200

 


For Questions Contact

Ginger Kern
Popcorn Project Coordinator
 (713) 756-3374
 Ginger.Kern@scouting.org

Nathan Doherty
Popcorn Sales Staff Advisor
 (713) 756-3358
 Nathan.Doherty@scouting.org