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Popcorn and Scouts

Popcorn 2018

The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support their way through various activities during the year. Money raised during the annual sale helps support the local units and the Scouting program in the Bay Area Council, including council operations. There are three options to sell popcorn: Show-n-sell, take order sales, and online sales to friends and family.

Trails-End Popcorn Ordering System & Sales


Important Dates

Popcorn Kick-off
Show ‘n Sell orders due 
Show ‘n Sell distribution 
Show ‘n Sell payments due
Take Orders due 
Take Order distribution
Prize Orders & Scholarships due
Final payment due

August 6 & 8, 2018
September 1, 2018
September 15, 2018
October 15, 2018
October 15, 2018 (Updated Aug. 2, 2018)
November 3, 2018 
November 3, 2018
November 16, 2018









SHOW & SELL (ALL DISTRICTS), 8-10 a.m., September 15, 2018
Assets Academy, 605 W House St, Alvin, TX 77511 (Updated Sept. 7, 2018)

TAKE ORDER (ALL DISTRICTS), 8-10 a.m., November 3, 2018?
Assets Academy, 605 W House St, Alvin, TX 77511 (Updated Sept. 7, 2018)



Choice 1: Units choosing the council prize program will earn a base 30% commission.

Choice 2: Units not choosing to use the council-supplied prizes earn a base 33% commission.



Contact your council or district representatives:

Council, Pam Frisbee,


Cradle of Texas,

Northern Star, Lester Tarver,

Thunderbird, Warren Reed,


Why Should You Sell?

• Increase your unit income.
• Pay for a year of Scouting programs.
• Scouts learn valuable lessons such as earning your own way, salesmanship and teamwork
• Scouts can earn incentives such as prizes and scholarships.
The popcorn sale helps support your local council, including council operations.


Ways To Sell:

There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town, and show-and-sell:

1. Show-n-Sell

Scouts have popcorn in hand to show and sell to customers. Dens, packs or troops can request permission to sell in front of a retail store or chartered organization. Show-n-Sell orders are due by September 1, 2018.

2. Take Order Sales 

Take order sales are the most traditional way to sell popcorn. Scouts go door-to-door with the take order form received from your leader after the unit kick off. Customers choose the product(s) he or she wishes to buy and writes the order on the order form. Scouts should collect the money when the popcorn is ordered (checks should be made out to the unit). Popcorn will be picked up by units on November 3, 2018.

3. Online Popcorn Sales 

Selling online is the best way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Online sales count toward Scout rewards including the scholarship program. Participants can send emails to friends and family asking them to purchase products online. The email includes a link allowing them to begin shopping right away. Customers can pay with a credit card, and the products are shipped directly to the customer. The advantages of online sales are that the Scout doesn't have to collect money or deliver products.



2018 Council prizes

2018 Popcorn Leader's Guide (Updated 8/6/2018 at 3 p.m.)

2018 Popcorn Order form

How to - store front sales

How to sell online

Goal poster - unit

Goal poster - Scout

Kick-off Power Point

Military donations

Scout advancement

Scout sales tips & script

Scout business cards

Scout door hangers

Scout thank you cards

Show and Sell Store front request letter

Show and Sell Store agreement letter

Show and Sell Council approved unit letter

Trails-End training videos

Trails-End Scout resources (scroll down)

Tails-End unit resources (Scroll down)

Trails-End Scholarship form

Unit kick-off check list

Unit - Plan your Scout program