Every Scout should learn the value of hard work and earning their own way. The council is excited to announce a partnership with Trail's End as our vendor for the 2022 popcorn sale. 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, calculating returns, creating sales and promotional materials, managing 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 Sam Houston Area Council due to the annual popcorn sale. 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 district popcorn kernel or district executive.
• Increase your unit and council income – 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.
• Loads of incentives motivate Scouts to sell.
• Videos and resources help Scouts learn how to be successful.
Sign Up Your Unit to Sell Popcorn
Ways to Sell Popcorn
There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take-order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town, and show-and-sell (and wagon sales). All sales count towards prizes.
1. Take Order Sales
Scouts go door-to-door with the take order form. Sales begin after the unit kick-off (TBD). Customers can write their orders on the form. Scouts should collect the money when the popcorn is ordered (checks should be made out to the unit). Popcorn will be picked up by the unit representative on November 19, 2022.
2022 Take Order Form
2. Online Sales - Spring and Fall Popcorn Sales
Selling online is the best way to sell to friends and family who live far away. 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.
Scouts who had a previous online account with Trail's End can use their existing login. Scouts who are new to selling may register for an online account.
Register for a Scout Account
3. Show-n-Sell and Wagon Sales
Show-n-sell is similar to take-order sales, except Scouts have the popcorn in hand to sell to customers. All units are eligible to participate if they agree to the terms stated in the commitment order form. Packs, troops, and crews can request permission to sell in front of a retail store or chartered organization. Show-n-sell should not replace traditional take-order sales. Unlike in previous years, there is no minimum order amount to place your Show-n-Sell order. Show-n-sell and add-ons must be ordered as whole cases. Orders are non-refundable.
Wagon sales is another great way of selling for Scouts. It's a combination of the show-n-sell and take-order methods. The Scout takes actual products door to door in their neighborhoods to sell and is like a show-n-sell table on wheels. There is little risk as any unsold popcorn is rolled into traditional, take-order sales.
Show-n-sell popcorn is picked up by the unit representative on August 13, 2022. For pick-up times, contact the district popcorn kernel. Weekly replenishment orders are available with no minimum requirements.
Product Case Counts
Chocolatey Pretzels = 12:1
Salted Caramel = 12:1
Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn = 12:1
Small Caramel = 12:1
Popping Corn = 9:1
White Cheddar = 8:1
Unbelievable Butter Microwave = 6:1
Sweet and Savory = 1:1
- Show-n-sell and add-ons must be ordered as whole cases. Take orders sales can be ordered in any quantity.
- Orders are non-refundable.
Scouts are motivated by prizes and the ability to work towards a goal.
The prize levels are based on the actual amount sold per Scout. Parents/guardians should help the Scouts select prizes that they would like to earn.
Every Scout should be recognized for selling popcorn. Families or units should not combine sales.
|March 1 - December 31, 2022
||Online popcorn sales period
|Thursday, May 19, 2022 |
|District popcorn kernel orientation
|Tuesday, July 12, 2022 |
|Popcorn Zone Training Opportunity 1: Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008) | 7:00 pm
|Tuesday, July 19, 2022 |
|Popcorn Training: Magnolia Event Center (11659 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Magnolia, 77354) | 7:00 pm
|Thursday, July 21, 2022 |
|Popcorn Zone Training Opportunity 2: Bellaire United Methodist Church (4417 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, 77401) | 7:00 pm
|Thursday, July 28, 2022 |
|Thursday, July 28, 2022 |
|Show-n-sell orders due
|Saturday, August 13, 2022
||Traditional take-order popcorn sales period
|August 14 - October 16, 2022
||Show-n-sell replenishment period (Order by Sunday 11:59pm for pickup the end of the week Friday between 1pm - 5pm)
|Monday, October 3, 2022
||Show-n-sell payments processed
||Cyber Weekend Promotion #1 (sell at least one item online during the weekend)
||Cyber Weekend Promotion #2 (sell at least one item online during the weekend)
|Wednesday, October 26, 2022
||Unit popcorn orders due online
|Saturday, November 19, 2022
||Unit payments due