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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.


Why sell?

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.


Important dates

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

COST: Free

CONTACT: Dio Gonzalez at

REGISTER BY: August 3, 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.


District Kernel,
Tiffany McKinney,
Scouting Professional, Dio Gonzalez,

Scouting Professional, Lester Tarver,

District Kernel, Nancy Gray, 979-239-8687,
Scouting Professional, Aaron Christopher, 409-750-3657,

District Kernel,
DruEllen Duncan,
Scouting Professional, Lisa Stegman, 281-557-9586,

District Kernel, Rena McCue,
Scouting Professional, Warren Reed,


Distribution sites

8-10 a.m., September 17, 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.


Earning Commission

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:

  1. Earn an additional 1% commission by having your Scout Unit attend the Council popcorn kickoff on August 3, 2016.
  2. 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 so that we can publish it on the Council Facebook page. Please be sure to include your District and Unit #.
  3. Earn an additional 1% commission with payment of your popcorn to the Council on or before December 1, 2016.


Popcorn Prizes 2016

Popcorn prizes 2016


Popcorn Prizes 2016 Bay Area Council




Unit & Scout resources

2016 Popcorn Kickoff/Training Overview Powerpoint HERE

2016 Trails-End Online Scouts & Adults training manual & account setup instructions HERE

2016 Leader Guide HERE

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.


Training videos

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

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.)

Show and Sell retail letter HERE.


Online selling


Units sell online



sell online

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.


Scholarship Program

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.


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