Popcorn Training for Unit Kernels
July 12, 19, or 21, 2022
Every unit should send at least one representative, ideally the unit kernel, to one of the three popcorn training sessions. The unit representative will receive, sales materials, training, and leader tools.
RSVP for Training
The unit kernel is the person who coordinates the unit’s popcorn sale. Being a good kernel simply means being organized and having lots of energy. It also means being creative and helping everyone with selling popcorn. The responsibilities include: Coordinating the unit's popcorn sale. Attending the unit kernel training. Working with the unit committee to develop a sales goal based on the unit budget and dividing the sales goal into a per Scout goal. Submitting unit's popcorn and prize orders. Scheduling someone to pickup the unit's take-order popcorn order.
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.
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 by clicking
Trail's End Scout Accout
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 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.