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Popcorn

Popcorn Sale Leaderboards

Garden State Council is celebrating the Scouts and Units that are leading the way while funding their Scouting adventures this year with Trails End popcorn and snacks.  For each chart below, touch the blue bars to see its complete details.

The top-selling Scout by 12/31/2023 will earn a free week of summer camp* in 2024! Keep up the good work!

*Does not include high adventure camps.

Unit Registration

Does your unit need to register for the Trails End Popcorn Fundraiser with Garden State Council? Click the button to get started!

The annual  Trails End fundraiser runs late summer through late November and is a great way for each Scout to earn their way and fund all of the adventures that await them in the next year. Trails End offers great sales tools for Scouts as well as units, including an easy online dashboard, a seller’s app, integration with the Square credit card reader, and more. Read on for important resources and information from Garden State Council to help your unit and Scouts have a successful popcorn sale season!

When our Scouts learn how to sell online, they reach more customers, offer direct fulfillment, and learn modern digital techniques that they can apply to other parts of their lives. Visit Trails End’s Scouts page to learn more and start selling today!

Questions? Contact your District Executive or District Popcorn Kernel. Contact information for each can be found on the District pages, reachable here. Or, email Council’s popcorn coordinator.

2023 Popcorn Kickoff

The 2023 Popcorn Kickoffs were well attended, but we know not every unit was represented. To get the info presented during Kickoff, click the button below and download the PDF. Really important details like dates are duplicated on the page below.

If you attended a kickoff, your unit earns an extra 1% commission on their 2023 sales!

Get the Trails End app for popcorn sellers

Text APP to 62771 or download from your device’s app store (available for iOS and Android).

  • The app offers the greatest selection of products, including those not available for Take Orders. 
  • Scouts earn 1.5 points toward their Rewards for Online Direct sales!
  • Text the order to the customer so they can complete checkout, or connect a Square reader — and let Trails End pay the processing fee!
  • Learn more benefits of using the app for Online Direct sales on the Trails End site.
Text MYPLAN to 62771 to download the resource: How to Sell $1,000 Social Distancing

Resources for Unit Popcorn Kernels

Unit Popcorn Kernels: Stay organized, in the know, and supportive of your families as the popcorn sale progresses. Download these useful guides for you, for your Scouting families, and for your customers!

Infographic of products available for purchase on Amazon explaining the sales incentive system available through the Trails End popcorn fundraisher

Key Dates from Garden State Council

Date Detail
April 15
June 3 (Millville), June 10 (Westampton)
June 15
Ordering portal opens for first product orders.
August 4
First product order due to Trail's End.
August 18,19
Pick up first product order.
August 26-27
First Blitz sales weekend
Sept. 16-17
Second Blitz sales weekend
October 15
Ordering portal opens for final product orders.
October 21-22
Third Blitz sales weekend
October 27
Final product order due.
November 10
Pick up final product order
December 1
Final payment due
Cub Scouts and adult volunteers enjoy a bike outing

Paper Order Forms

Still prefer a classic, paper order form? An updated PDF of the 2023 order form will be available soon and to attendees of the Kickoff events!

Product Return Policy

There will be NO RETURN of product again this year. If your unit orders inventory, please keep in contact with your District Popcorn Kernel for opportunities to transfer inventory among units. However, please do not rely on this strategy when planning your orders.

Training, Community, and More

To access the Trail’s End Popcorn ordering system go to scouting.trails-end.com.  If you do not have an account, contact your district executive and they can create one for you.

Popcorn Training is Available Online at https://www.trails-end.com/unit-training-dashboard

Trails End Community Facebook Group

This is the link for the Trails End Community Facebook Group. This Group is different from the one designed just for unit leaders and Popcorn Kernels.

Trails End Leaders Facebook Group

This is the link for the Trails End Leaders and Kernels Facebook Group. This Group is different from the one designed just for parents and the general Scouting community.