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

Below are the goals established by our pack committee...
  • $17,500 in total popcorn sales
  • $350.00 per Scout (assuming we have 50 scouts)
  • $50.00 per Scout - online sales
  • 2 hours per Scout - Show and Sell Opening Weekend
The "per boy" goal of $350 can be satisfied in any manner you choose.  For instance, a boy could reach his goal by selling $50 online, $150 via take order and particpating in a Show and Sell for 2 hours (in 2011 Pack gave each boy $75 credit for each hour at a Show and Sell).
Ways to Sell:
Show and Sells
  • 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 with their parent/guardian.  
  • See the list at the right for show and sell times and the information below for how to sign-up.
Show and Deliver
  • The Scout requests popcorn on consignment (variety could vary).  He sells what he can and returns the rest with no penalty
  • The Scout, with his Akela, goes door to door with a Take Order Form
  • The 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 and take orders for whichever products they do not have on hand.
Take Orders
  • The Scout with his Akela goes door to door with a Take Order Form.  Take Order Forms will provided during the Popcorn Kickoff 
  • The customer writes his/her order on the Take Order Form and the Scout collects the money.
  • 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 and collect the money in a few weeks.
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://www.trails-end.com/trailsend/scouts/
  • The Product is shipped directly from Trail’s End to the customer and the Scout and Unit receive credit for the Sale.
Signing up for Show and Sells 
  • This year we will be managing our Show and Sell participation using SignUpGenius (www.signupgenius.com).  When you first access the site, you'll be asked to set up an account using the email you provided the Pack. 
  • Invitations will be sent out by email in advance of the scheduled Show and Sell or you can access your signupgenius account and view "My Sign-ups"
  • Scouts should participate in as many Show and Sells as possible  

Prizes and Rewards:
  • Receive gift cards from Trail-End (see order forms)
  • Den Reward for sales and participation (Free Event for 90% Show and Sell participation and 110% of sales goal)
  • Top Individual Sellers Reward (Free Event for $650 in sales) 

Fundraising Uses:
Our fundraising effort helps to make Scouting a great experience for our sons, siblings and parents.  Here is a just a small sampling of the 2011/12 activities supported by your fund raising efforts and participation:
  •  Pack T-shirt and Neckerchief
  •  Boy's Life Magazine 
  •  Catapult kits
  •  Numerous Den Activities (Bowling, Pizza parties,etc)
  •  Ice Cream Truck visiting our June Pack meeting
  •  Pinewood derby kits, trophies and track
  •  Entertainment at various pack functions
  •  Rain Gutter Regatta boat kits, track & awards
  •  Pack 1014 participation in the North Star Winter Klondike
  •  Scout patches, badges and recognition awards

Parent Key Dates
Popcorn Sales Begin
August 25th
Final Popcorn
Consignment Delivery
October 10th

Take Order Forms Due &
Consigned Popcorn Returns
October 24th

Mystery House Sale
October 28th
Take Order Popcorn Delivery
November 7th
All Money Collected Due November 28th

Show and Sell Dates

September 29 & 30
Saturday & Sunday
11am - 5pm
September 29 & 30
Saturday & Sunday
11am - 5pm
September 29 & 30
Saturday & Sunday
11am - 5pm
October 6 & 7
Saturday & Sunday
11am - 5pm
October 6 & 7
Saturday & Sunday
11am - 5pm
October 13 & 14
Saturday & Sunday
(if necessary)
11am - 5pm
October 13 & 14
Saturday & Sunday
(if necessary)
11am - 5pm
Subpages (1): Popcorn Stats