Council Popcorn Sale

Fund your entire year of Scouting with just ONE fundraiser

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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!

Popcorn Sale Resources
What Does the Scout Learn through Selling?
Decision Making
Business Ethics
Goal Setting
Take off for Entrepreneurship
Money Management
People Skills
What Does the Unit get through Selling?
Timely Plan

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.

Professional Support

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.

Register HERE

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? ---

Key Benefits

  • 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

Proven Results

  • 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.

Common FAQs

  • 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. 

Don't Forget: Online Direct


More product options & discounted bundles​


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All transactions are credit

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