Welcome to the North Cascades Popcorn Sale resource page.
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!
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What Does the Scout Learn through Selling?
Take off for Entrepreneurship
What Does the Unit get through Selling?
The Council Popcorn Sale is laid out from day one with our Council Popcorn Sale with upfront and defined dates of when it will start and finish. This makes the sale a reliable market the unit and community can plan on each year.
Funds for Program
The purpose of the sale is to raise the needed dollars to make Scouting happen. Units can budget and plan on history on how much to raise. The resources in the sale are driven to meet a Scout unit’s program budget.
The unit can relay on support from the Council professional staff that can help open doors or address issues through out the sale vs non Council sales where the unit is largely on the own.
Depending on how the unit orders product and organizes their sale the entire financial risk in the popcorn sale rests with the Council and the popcorn company. The unit shouldn’t have large amounts of a product that are a burden on their bank account until sold.
How to sell Online
Setting up your scout’s popcorn sale page is super easy and straight forward.
Step 1: Create Your Online Fundraising Page
It takes less than 10 minutes to register, personalize your Scout page, and start selling.
Step 2: Share with Family and Friends
Our built-in sharing capabilities via email, social, and text message make sharing easier than pitching a tent.
Step 3: Receive Support
Family and friends visit your fundraising page, where the average order value is $65, and place orders on your behalf.
Step 3: Track Your Online Fundraising Orders
See who’s supported your fundraiser, send them thank you emails, and request additional support.
Trail's End App for Scouts
Online Direct Option Ships Products Directly to the Customer! No Return Trip Required.
Record Storefront, Wagon, and Take Order Sales!
Accept Debit & Credit Cards for FREE! No Reader Required.
Share Online Fundraising Pages via Email, Text Message, and Social Media.
Easily Claim Amazon.com Gift Cards Earned from Trail’s End Rewards.
--- Why do Scouts love the Trail's End App? ---
- Free Credit Card Processing – Paid by Trail’s End
- Real-time tracking and reporting of sales, inventory and storefront registrations
- Families can turn in cash payments via credit card
- System-calculated Scout sales for easy Trail’s End Rewards ordering
- Used by over 14,500 units & 160,000 Scouts
- Over 10% growth for units that recorded more than 75% of sales in the app in 2019
- Credit Card transactions averaged 27% higher than cash.
- The Trail’s End App is for Scouts only
- Each Scout needs a Trail’s End Scout account
- The same email address can be used if you have multiple Trail’s End accounts
- Unit leaders manage their unit’s sale through the leader portal.
NEW in 2020: Online Direct
More product options & discounted bundles
Scout doesn’t have to deliver
Safe for Scouts and Customers
All transactions are credit
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