Boy Scouts & Trails End
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 3, 2016
Show & Sell Orders due September 2, 2016
Show & Sell Orders distribution September 17, 2016
Take Orders due October 21, 2016
Take Orders distribution November 5, 2016
Monies due to Council December 1, 2016
Register for Popcorn Kickoff
Popcorn Kickoff is here! We've got prizes for the Scouts, incentives for your Unit, and a tasty product mix with some changes and some really fun twists to the sale. Food and fun will be provided to all.
This training is for new and seasoned popcorn sellers. Children are welcome too! You'll be able to find out what flavors of popcorn we are offering this year, get important sales dates, and pick up your popcorn order forms with a popcorn sales agreement.
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
DATE: August 3, 2016
PLACE: Nolan Ryan Center, 3110 Mustang Rd, Alvin, TX 77511
CONTACT: Dio Gonzalez at email@example.com
REGISTER BY: July 23, 2016
*PLEASE NOTE: There will not be child activities available at the kick-off so please plan accordingly.
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.
COUNCIL POPCORN PROJECT COORDINATOR: Dio Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org
District Kernel, TBD
Scouting Professional, Dio Gonzalez, email@example.com
CRADLE OF TEXAS
District Kernel, Nancy Gray, 979-239-8687, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scouting Professional, Aaron Christopher, 409-750-3657, email@example.com
District Kernel, TBD
Scouting Professional, Lisa Stegman, 281-557-9586, firstname.lastname@example.org
District Kernel, TBD
Scouting Professional, Warren Reed, email@example.com
SHOW & SELL (ALL DISTRICTS)
8-10 a.m., September 10, 2016, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
Coastal & Cradle of Texas: 8-10 a.m., November 5, 2016, Place TBD
Northern Star & Thunderbird: 8-10 a.m., November 5, 2016, Place TBD
Unit Commitment Form
CLICK HERE for a paper form.
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.
- Earn an additional 1% commission with payment of your popcorn to the Council on or before December 1, 2016.
Unit & Scout resources
2016 Trails-End Online Scouts & Adults training manual & account setup instructions HERE
2016 Leader Guide coming soon.
2016 Order form HERE.
Unit & Scout goal posters, Leader & Scout guidebooks, show & sell banners and posters, yard signs, business cards, table signs and more HERE
Find Selling Tips HERE.
Top seller certificate HERE.
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
Find the 2016 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.
Find the Show and Sell retail letter here.
HOW TO SELL ONLINE
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR ONLINE SALES
For Leader accounts: The activation code is popcorn (case sensitive). We are the Bay Area Council, then select your District and Unit.
For the Troops
Trails-end sends popcorn treats to the US Military via Support our Troops on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America.See pictures and read testimonials here.
Military receipt here.
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.
Bay Area Council Prizes 2016
Congratulations to our 2015 Top Sellers!
P445 Brady B. 9,279.00
P207 Dylan H. 8,002.36
P207 Hayden N. 4,002.82
P29 Peter K. 3,862.00
P414 Jacob R. 3,336.00
P696 Tristan M. 3,094.64
T9310 Matthew R. 3,092.00
P554 Aiden F. 3,066.00
P499 Andrew S. 3,061.00
T2322 Charlie N. 3,032.00
P696 Ryley F. 3,025.06
T9310 Hunter D. 3,012.50
T2322 Reid S. 3,002.00
P420 Kenneth M. 3,000.00
P442 Charlie G. 2,948.00
P609 Luke H. 2,783.46
T2322 Christian D. 2,779.00
P414 Alexander T. 2,761.00
T2322 Joesph P. 2,721.00
P487 Justin E. 2,663.83
P445 Chayton B. 2,613.00
P609 Kade G. 2,589.83
P207 Hayden H. 2,577.56
P207 Ethan I. 2,555.95
P446 Dominic U. 2,538.00
P207 Lucas W. 2,514.28
P696 Caiden G. 2,505.08
P609 Jackson W. 2,401.76
P445 Brandon B. 2,154.00
P207 Brody W. 2,026.28
T678 Daniel M. 2,002.00
P445 Carter N. 1,903.00
T345 Moises G. 1,842.00
P445 Sammy R. 1,744.00
P445 Jonathan M.1,725.00
P333 Samuel R. 1,711.00
P488 Blake R. 1,704.38
P468 Drake F. 1,700.08
T345 Jacob E. 1,700.00
P609 Ace M. 1,675.85
P696 Noah H. 1,638.76
P696 Andrew S. 1,626.83
P452 William L. 1,621.65
T9310 Ricardo M. 1,616.00
T9310 Aaron S. 1,615.00
P120 Donald C. 1,614.00
P603 Evan R. 1,609.96
T345 Nathan O. 1,596.00
T123 Collin S. 1,575.75
P628 Reid P. 1,566.00
T9310 Dominic R. 1,556.00
P628 Gavin T. 1,541.50
P445 Mason S. 1,532.00
P446 Scott C. 1,515.48
P240 Logan P. 1,510.00
P405 Devon J. 1,510.00
P446 Matthew C. 1,505.84