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Important Dates

August 1  – Online sales begin

August-September – Popcorn Universities (various dates) Register Online

August 24 – Orders due for “Show & Sell” product

September 11 – “Show & Sell” product pick-up and Popcorn Sales Begin

September-October – “Take Order” sales (door to door, friends & family)

October 19 – last day to return “Show & Sell” product

October 19 – Orders due for “Take Order” product

October 23 – “Show & Sell” money due

November 6 – “Take Order” product pick up & Council Recognition Form due

November 30 – Final Popcorn money due

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Popcorn University dates and locations

Sat., Aug. 8 @ 9:00 AM San Jose Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian St., San Jose

Tues., Aug 11 @ 7:30 PM Polaris District Roundtable, Home of Christ #5 10340 Bubb Rd., Cupertino

Tues., Aug 11 @ 7:30 PM Quicksilver District Roundtable, LDS Church, 150 Bernal Rd., San Jose

Pioneer District – TBD

Thurs., Aug 13 @ 7:30 PM Coyote Creek District Roundtable, LDS Church, 3060 Patt Ave., San Jose

Thurs., Aug 13 @ 7:00 PM Loma Prieta District Roundtable, LDS Church, 220 Elk St., Santa Cruz

Thurs., Aug 13 @ 7:00 PM Santa Lucia District Roundtable, LDS Church, 225 E. Alvin Dr., Salinas

Tues., Aug 18 @ 7:30 PM San Benito District Roundtable, Brigg’s Youth Center, 1221 Memorial Dr., Hollister

Wed., Sept. 2 @ 7:00 PM San Jose Council Service Center, 970 W. Julian St., San Jose

Scouts can participate in a variety of ways

Online Sales this is the best way to sell to your friends and family who live out of town.  You can send emails to your customers asking them to purchase Trail’s End popcorn online.  Friends and family can order year-round!

Show & Sell your den, pack or troop gets permission to sell in front of a retail store or in the local mall.  You set up a display with products for people to purchase as they walk by.

Take Order the most traditional way to sell popcorn; going door-to-door with the take order form, which you receive from your leader or council.

Show & Deliver you carry Trail’s End popcorn with you to show to your customers as you visit them.  The customer is able to select the products he or she wishes to buy from your product selection.

Corporate This is for savvy Scouts!  Selling to businesses is a great market to have big sells.  Whether the owner buys popcorn as gifts for their employees, or they allow the popcorn to be sold at the lobby or break room.


If you need more details then just the three steps above, here is a PowerPoint that will help you see how easy it is to get $100 extra per Scout for just sending out 10 emails.  It can really add up if 100% of your Scouts participate!

  • How to utilize the Online sale for your benefit    HERE

Technical Training

Here are the PowerPoint that will help you to make your orders and online resources be a happy experience!

  • How to place your Show and Sell order      HERE
  • How to place your Take Order and Prizes     HERE

Please contact your District Kernel if you have any questions with the online tools and system.

Great Resources

To help plan your pack or troop budget, please use our program planner for troops and annual budget for packs.  This calculator will show your sales goal and sales potential.

  •  Program planning worksheet/budget and Sales goal calculator HERE

To help with your unit Kickoff, customize this PowerPoint to your units needs and don’t stress out about recreating everything.

  • Unit Kickoff PowerPoint HERE

90% of all the council popcorn information you will need to know is in the Popcorn Unit Guidebook.

For More Information

Please contact your district kernel, district executive or email popcorn@svmbc.org.

Coyote Creek
District Kernel,
District Executive, Rick Adams — (408) 638-8365, rick.adams@scouting.org

Loma Prieta
District Kernel,
District Executive, Anthony Burson-Thomas — (408) 638-2022, anthony.burson-thomas@scouting.org

District Kernel, Marc Sanzone – (408) 839-9236
Field Director, Bill Albrecht — (408) 638-8356, bill.albrecht@scouting.org

District Kernel, Kathleen Thurgate (408) 636-3001
District Executive, Sue Chen — (408) 638-8321, sue.chen@scouting.org

District Kernel,
District Executive, Paul Johnson — (408) 638-8328, paulL.johnson@scouting.org

San Benito
District Kernel,
Field Director, Gary Varano — (408) 638-8334, gary.varano@scouting.org

Santa Lucia
District Kernel, Paul Rayburn (910) 286-1603
District Executive, Chris Schilling— (831) 287-2016, chris.schilling@scouting.org

Council Support:

Council Kernel, Tom Lackovic – (408) 265-1741 awonn007@yahoo.com
Activities Director, Renee Forrest— (408) 638-8313, renee.forrest@scouting.org