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Popcorn

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 5, 2014

Show & Sell Orders due                    August 22, 2014

Show & Sell Orders distribution       September 6, 2014

• Take Orders due                                 October 25, 2014

•  Take Orders distribution                  November 8, 2014

 

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.

COASTAL

District Kernel, Charlene Bradford, 281-451-4777, charlene.bradford@gmail.com
Scouting Professional, Lisa Stegman, 832-385-5217, lisa.stegman@scouting.org

CRADLE OF TEXAS

District Kernel, Nancy Gray, 979-239-8687, rainbow4jc@comcast.net
Scouting Professional, Aaron Christopher, 409-750-3657, aaron.christopher@scouting.org

NORTHERN STAR

District Kernel, Gavin Cunningham, 713-444-0345, gavin.cunningham@gmail.com
Scouting Professional, Rebecca Stephenson, 281-330-7021, rebecca.stephenson@scouting.org

THUNDERBIRD

District Kernel, TBD
Scouting Professional, Ryan Mullis, 832-385-8438, ryan.mullis@scouting.org

 

Distribution sites

SHOW & SELL (ALL DISTRICTS)

8-10 a.m., September 6, 2014, Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554

TAKE ORDER

Coastal: 8-10 a.m., November 8, 2014, Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554
Northern Star: 8-10 a.m., November 8, 2014, Pearland Lumber Company, 2027 North Main Street, Pearland, TX 77581
Thunderbird/Cradle of Texas: 8-10 a.m., JTE

 

Unit resources

HOW TO PLAN YOUR YEARLY SCOUTING PROGRAM - STEP 1

unit program planner

 

HOW TO PLAN YOUR YEARLY SCOUTING PROGRAM - STEP 2

unit program planner

 

HOW TO HOST A GREAT KICKOFF

Host a popcorn kickoff

Unit Commitment Form here.

2014 Leader Guide here.

2014 Order form here.

Top seller certificate here.

 

Scout resources

Get your own business cards here.
(Just fill in business cards with your own info and print.)

Find "Order Popcorn" door hangers here.

Find "Sorry We Missed You" door hangers here.

Selling tips here.

Find a popcorn taste kit here.

Scout goal poster here.

 

Online training

HOW TO SELL ONLINE

Units sell online

 

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR ONLINE SALES

sell online

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 2014 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.

 

Scout Prizes & Incentives

popcorn sizes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training videos

HOW TO HOST A GREAT KICK-OFF

 

HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

 

HOW TO ORDER POPCORN

 

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.

 

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.

 

Congratulations to our 2013 Top Sellers

Congratulations! If your name is listed below, you have earned free admission to one of the following camps (Offer is non-transferable and good for one 2014 camp only): Cub Scout Cub Camp, Webelos Camp, Venturing Crew Bash or Summer Camp.

Reid S                                    Troop 2322                  14,062.95
Hudson H.                              Pack 207                     12,300.59

Brady B.                                   Pack 445                       6,838.00
Fox H.                                      Troop 696                       6,217.00
Dylan H.                                  Pack 207                        6,163.61
Ken B                                       Pack 445                        6,127.00
Allen M                                     Troop 2322                    6,067.00
Charlie N.                                Pack 207                       6,000.00
Chayton B                               Pack 445                        5,040.00
Brody W.                                  Pack 207                        4,092.16
Caiden G                                 Pack 696                       3,623.24
Nathan O.                               Troop 345                      2,613.00
Daniel M.                                 Pack 678                       2,572.28
Hayden N.                               Pack 207                       2,551.56
John W.                                    Pack 446                       2,508.00
Ryley F                                     Pack 696                       2,500.00
Jordan T                                  Pack 696                       2,500.00
Evan R.                                    Pack 603                       2,234.00
Hayden H.                               Pack 207                       2,208.41
Hunter F                                  Pack 176                       2,133.00
Donnie C.                                Pack 120                      2,054.00
Eddie W.                                  Pack 405                       1,991.00
Marc G                                      Pack442                       1,914.52
Joshua S.                                Pack 207                       1,786.50
Tyler B.                                     Pack 603                       1,687.20
Tyler F                                       Pack 76                         1,652.00
Ethan M                                    Pack442                        1,630.26
Lucas U.                                  Pack 446                       1,606.28
Dominic U.                              Pack 446                       1,597.28
Jarrod A.                                  9310                               1,577.00
Collin S.                                  Troop 124                      1,514.00
Harrison R                              Pack 696                        1,512.87
Ryder G.                                   Pack 207                       1,509.75
Tyler T.                                      Pack 207                        1,502.01
Kayden H.                                Pack 207                        1,501.00
Steven D.                                 Pack 615                         1,479.00
Christian B                              Pack 272                         1,473.00
Smith C.                                   Pack 400                         1,463.32
Nicolas F                                 Pack 414                          1,395.00
Adam M.                                   Pack 603                         1,338.15
Jakob C.                                   Pack 603                         1,336.98
Dustin A.                                   9310                                 1,309.00
Aaron H.                                    Pack 615                         1,301.00
Ian R.                                         Pack 603                         1,297.00
Landyn F                                   Pack 487                         1,291.60
Sam W.                                      Pack 324                         1,281.00

Cole R.                                       Pack 446                         1,268.00
Carter C.                                    Pack 446                         1,264.28
Aiden C.                                     Pack 446                         1,260.95
Zion W.                                       Pack 446                         1,252.15

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