2016 Popcorn Program

Face it parents: we grew up in a different time. As kids, nothing was handed to us. We either worked or helped to earn our rewards: money, an activity with friends, or something we wanted. Scouting still believes in and stands for the core value of earning!

Benefits to Your Scout:

  • Teaches Scouts the value & process of setting and working toward goals
  • Gives Scouts a strong sense of accomplishment through recognition and reward
  • Enhances communication, leadership skills and confidence in your Scout
  • Scouts can earn valuable rewards including gift cards and prizes

Benefits to Your Pack:

Our fundraising effort helps to make Scouting a great experience for our families.  It costs around $250 per Scout each year to keep it all going, and so we do ask that each Scout raise that amount as a minimum.  Here is a just a small sampling of the activities supported by your fund raising efforts and participation:
  • Camping
  • Field trips
  • Hikes
  • Pinewood Derby race car kits,and track 
  • Space Derby space racer kits
  • Rain Gutter Regatta boat kits
  • Activity supplies & meeting refreshments
  • Scout patches, badges, hats, neckerchief & neckerchief slides, handbooks..  
  • Trophies, rewards, and recognition awards
  • Snowtubing!
  • The Blue and Gold Banquet
  • Family Picnics

Benefits to the Parents:

Having your scout participate in supporting the pack allows us to support you directly, financially. The more you have your Scout help the Pack, the more the Pack can pay your Scout's way into all these great experiences.

Prizes and Rewards!

  • Receive prizes and gift cards from Trail-End (see order forms for available prizes)
  • District and council level awards for top sellers(Tuition program)
  • Pack level awards for top sellers(Gift cards and prizes)
  • Top 3 Individual Sellers Reward within the Pack both for midway sales and end of season sales

New for 2016

Trails End has made it super easy to sell online and track the prizes and progress for the pack.  

Please register your Scout : https://www.trails-end.com/Register/Seller

Pack 271 Popcorn Calendar

Click here to Sign up for a Show & Sell

The Many Ways we Sell:

We appreciate that not everyone in these busy times has the same schedules, so we offer many different way you and your scout can support the pack, so the pack can support your Scout!

Show and Sells

  • Scouts set up a table and sell directly to passersby.

  • Show and Sells make up a big part of our popcorn program. We've obtained permission from local businesses to set up a sales table. Show and Sells have plenty of products on-hand for people to buy. Different Scouts work at the table in shifts. Always have adult supervision. 
  • Check the calendar to the right  for show and sell times and other important details.

Show and Deliver

  • The Den/Scout requests popcorn on consignment (variety could vary). He sells what he can and returns the rest with no penalty
  • The Den/Scout carries Trail's End Popcorn with him (in a van or car) and is able to fulfill the customer's popcorn order right away.

Traditional Order Taking

  • The Scout with his Akela goes door to door with a Order Form providedby Den Leaders, or by selecting "Take Order Form".
  • The customer writes his/her order on the Take Order Form and the Scout collects the money upfront.
  • The Scout processes the order and delivers the Popcorn to the Customer in a few weeks.

Selling at Work

  • Mom and/or Dad take an order form to their work.
  • Fellow co-workers write their order on the order form.
  • Mom and/or Dad deliver product.
  • (It is best to collect the money upfront when possible)

Selling Online

  • The Scout communicates his Order Key via email, phone, and so on, to potential or existing customers. The Customer can go online and purchase popcorn with a Credit Card at http://sell.trails-end.com/
  • The Product is shipped directly from Trail’s End to the customer and the Scout and Unit receive credit for the Sale.

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