For nearly 30 years, Trails-end has been in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America and their mission, along with the mission of the Bay Area Council, to help Scout packs, troops, and crews raise the money needed to fund their programs and activities throughout the year. The Bay Area Council has two consecutive sales in the fall: Show and Sell, which allows units to set up outside of a retail store for direct sales and delivery to the consumer and the Take Order sales, where Scouts go door to door in their neighborhoods to sell to the consumer with delivery taking place at a later date.
• Increase your unit and council income – 70% stays local. • Pay for your entire Scouting program. • Scouts learn valuable life lessons. • There are loads of incentives like Top Seller prizes and College Scholarships. • Sell online. It’s easy and a great way to sell to friends and family.
Council Popcorn Kickoff August 1, 2017 Show & Sell Orders due September TBD Show & Sell Orders distribution September TBD Take Orders due October TBD Take Orders distribution November TBD Monies due to Council December 1, 2017
District Kernel contacts
These folks are your first line of defense in your Unit popcorn program. If you have a question, just give them a call.
The Scout Unit Commission Plan has some incentives built in. The basic popcorn commission is 30%, but your Unit can earn up to 33% by doing the following:
Earn an additional 1% commission by having your Scout Unit attend the Council popcorn kickoff on August 3, 2016.
Earn an additional 1% commission by conducting a popcorn kickoff in your Scout Unit by the assigned date and submit a picture of the event to Dio Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can publish it on the Council Facebook page. Please be sure to include your District and Unit #.
Earn an additional 1% commission with payment of your popcorn to the Council on or before December 1, 2016.
Watch videos on everything from "How to order Trails-End products," and "How to host a great kickoff" to "Six simple steps to selling popcorn" HERE
Show & Sell
2017 Show and Sell ordering tool HERE
(Just enter the quantity of cases needed and the ordering tool does the rest. Percentages of product are based on data collected in the field. If a Unit orders close to what this tool is advising, their overage should be minimal.)
Scouts who sell at least $2,500 (online, mobile, face-to-face or combination) in any calendar year can receive 6% of their total sales invested in their own college scholarship account. Find more info here