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Popcorn

The annual popcorn sale fundraiser through Trails End 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!

For the 2021 sale, Trails End is offering more online, contactless tools than ever before! 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.

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 guide: How to Sell $1,000 Social Distancing

Key Dates from Garden State Council

August Show-n-Sell Orders Due:

August Show-n-Sell Distribution:

September Show-n-Sell Order Due:

September Show-n-Sell Distribution:

Wawa Weekend (Tentative Dates):

Take Order Due:

Take Order Distribution:

Early Payment for Additional 2% Commission:

Final Payment Due:

July 19

August 6

August 23

September 11

October 9-10

October 25

November 13

November 20

December 4

Cub Scouts and adult volunteers enjoy a bike outing

Garden State Council Unit Commission Structure

Unit Sales Base Commission Early Payment Total Commission
$40,000 and above 40%
$20,000 and above 37% +2% 39%
$10,000 and above 35% +2% 37%
$5,000 and above 32% +2% 34%
$4,999 and below 31% +2% 33%

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.

Unit Registration

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