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 4, 2015
Show & Sell Orders due August 17, 2015
Show & Sell Orders distribution August 29, 2015
Take Orders due October 24, 2015
Take Orders distribution November 7, 2015
Monies due to Council December 1, 2015
The Scout Unit Commissioner Plan has some incentives built in. The basic commission will be 30%. Your Unit can then earn additional commissioner percentage points by doing the following:
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, Charlene Bradford, 281-451-4777, email@example.com
Scouting Professional, Lisa Stegman, 832-385-5217, firstname.lastname@example.org
CRADLE OF TEXAS
District Kernel, Nancy Gray, 979-239-8687, email@example.com
Scouting Professional, Aaron Christopher, 409-750-3657, firstname.lastname@example.org
District Kernel, TBD
Scouting Professional, Rebecca Stephenson, 281-330-7021, email@example.com
District Kernel, TBD
Scouting Professional, Lisa Stegman, 281-557-9586, firstname.lastname@example.org
SHOW & SELL (ALL DISTRICTS)
8-10 a.m., August 29, 2015, Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554
Coastal & Cradle of Texas: 8-10 a.m., November 7, Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554
Northern Star & Thunderbird: 8-10 a.m., November 7, Ace Hardware, 2027 N. Main Street, Pearland, TX 77581
Unit Commitment Form
CLICK HERE for a paper form.
HOW TO PLAN YOUR YEARLY SCOUTING PROGRAM - STEP 1
HOW TO PLAN YOUR YEARLY SCOUTING PROGRAM - STEP 2
HOW TO HOST A GREAT KICKOFF
2015 Leader Guide here.
2015 Order form here.
Top seller certificate here.
Find Business Cards here. (Just fill in business cards with your own info and print.)
Find Door Hangers here.
Find Goal Poster & Sales Calendar here.
Find Selling Tips here.
Find Show & Sell Banners here.
Find Support Scouting Posters here.
Find Table Taste Kit here.
Find Yard Signs here.
HOW TO SELL ONLINE
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR ONLINE SALES
Find Online Selling Postcard here. (500 qualifying Scouts will be chosen at random for a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card if you register online by September 30, 2015. Contest by Trals-End.)
Click here for a Trails-End Webinar on using the popcorn system
Click here for instructions on setting up a Scout Account to sell online.
Click here for instructions on setting up a Leader Account to view online sales.
For Leader accounts: The activation code is popcorn (case sensitive). We are the Bay Area Council, then select your District and Unit.
Show & Sell
Find the 2015 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.
Bay Area Council Prizes 2015
Download the Prize Sheet 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.
HOW TO HOST A GREAT KICK-OFF
HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
HOW TO ORDER POPCORN
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.