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Popcorn 2017

Ready! Set! Pop!

Thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Bay Area Council as a result of the annual popcorn sale. 70% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-n-sell.

Popcorn Unit Commitment

Popcorn Ordering System & Sales

Why sell?

• Increase your unit and council income – 70% stays local
• Pay for a year of Scouting programs
• Scouts learn valuable life lessons

• There are loads of incentives like prizes and scholarships


Popcorn Movie Kickoffs

Your Popcorn Kernel, Co-Kernel, and their family members, including children, are all invited to our annual Popcorn Kickoff!

  • Collect your Unit packets & get ready to sell!
  • Earn an extra 1% commission for your Unit
  • Watch a special screening of the Emoji Movie

The Plot:

The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.


8 a.m. SHARP, August 5, 2017, Premiere Cinema, 5050 W. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581


9 a.m. SHARP, August 6, 2017, Premiere Cinema, 8902 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554

COST: Free, but you can pre-purchase a concession pack for $5 (Includes small popcorn, fruit snack and soda)

CONTACT: Steve Bell at

REGISTER BY: August 1, 2017

WHEN REGISTERING: ONLY ONE ADULT needs to register for a family or group.



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 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, 2017.

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 4, 2017.

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.


Important dates

Council Popcorn Kickoff                    August 5 & August 6, 2017
Show & Sell Orders due                    September 1, 2017

Show & Sell Orders distribution         September 16, 2017
Take Orders due                               October 20, 2017 

Take Orders distribution                    November 4, 2017
Monies due to Council                       December 1, 2017



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

Bonus: If your Unit Popcorn Kernel (or co-kernel) attends one of the Council popcorn kickoffs, receive an additional 1% Commission



8-10 a.m., September 16, 2017

Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004 (Please use employee entrance just South of Main entrance), La Marque, TX 77568

8-10 a.m., November 4, 2017
Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004 (Please use employee entrance just South of Main entrance), La Marque, TX 77568



Popcorn Leader's Guide


Popcorn Order form



Military donations



Council prizes


How to use Trails-End


How to sell Online


Training videos



Trails-End app

Trails-End Scholarship form


Scout goal poster



Scout sales tips & script



Scout advancement



Scout Business cards

Door hangers

Thank you cards

Unit goal poster


Unit kickoff check list


Plan your Scout program

Parent handout


Store front sales


Show & Sell selfie

Selling banner 

Store front request letter


Council approved unit letter




District Kernel contacts

Questions? Contact your Council or District Representatives:




COASTAL District Kernel, Christina Brummer,
Scouting Professional, Dio Gonzalez,
Scouting Professional, Lester Tarver,
CRADLE OF TEXAS District Kernel, Nancy Gray, 979-239-8687,
Scouting Professional, Aaron Christopher, 409-750-3657,
NORTHERN STAR District Kernel, DruEllen Duncan,
Scouting Professional, Steve Bell, 815-954-8205,
THUNDERBIRD District Kernel, TBD
Scouting Professional, Warren Reed,