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Patch2014(2014 Patch)

Popcorn!  The biggest and best fundraiser of the year!

Popcorn!  Every year, Scouts hit the streets selling popcorn in front of grocery stores, in their neighborhood and to friends and family.  Scouts set popcorn goals to support their chosen activities for the year, to fund community service and leadership projects, to attend summer camp, or to travel to destinations near and far.  Packs, Troops, Teams and Crews are an integral part in assisting each youth to fund their scouting experiences.

Pay Online with Paypal below for your popcorn balance:

Warehouse Locations

Campbell: 1510-A Dell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008 (open every Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 pm starting Sept 19 – Oct 17)

Castroville: 11485 Commercial Parkway, Space 1, Castroville, CA 95012 (open every Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm starting Sept 18 – Oct 16)

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.

Online Sale going on now!!!


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

Important Show and Sell Bags per Case ratio change

When you are making your order for Show and Sell, please look at the ratio of bags per each case.  It is different than last year, so take a look.

Chocolate Lover’s                                1
Sweet & Savory Collection                 1
Cheese Lover’s Collection                  1
Chocolaty Caramel Crunch               12
White Choc. Pretzels                          12
Dark & White Choc Drizzle               12
Premium Caramel Corn W/ Nuts    12
18pk MW Kettle                                   6
18pk MW Butter                                  6
18pk MW Lite                                      6
Bacon Ranch                                        6
Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese                 6
White Cheddar                                    6
Caramel Corn                                      12
Popping Corn                                      12

Technical Training

We had maximum people at our technical training and some who could not get on because it was too full.  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.

  • Popcorn Unit Guidebook HERE

Important Popcorn Dates

Aug 1 – Online sales begin  MORE INFO HERE

Aug 9, 12, 13, 14, 19, Sept 10 – University

Aug 21 – Trails-End Online System Training

Aug 25 – Show and Sell Due Online


Sept 12 – Show and sell pickup at both warehouses (see addresses below

Oct 20 – Return popcorn at both warehouses (no Chocolate returns and 30% return on rest)

Oct 22 – Take order due online

Oct 24 – Show and sell money due

Oct 31 – End of online sales

Nov 7 – Take order pickup day

Nov 7 – Prize order due online

Dec 1 – Take order money due

TBD after sale – Top seller event

For a full list of important popcorn dates, please click here and sort the calendar by Popcorn or download the Popcorn Detailed Timeline below.


These are being sent to you each Monday of the sale.  For those that are receiving this in their spam folders or lost them, here they are.

ePop #1 – Welcome

ePop #3 – Online Sale

ePop #4 – Warehouse Info and FAQ

ePop #5 – Show and Sell return policy

Sign up to sell popcorn here

For More Information

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

Coyote Creek
District Kernel, Yen Galbo — (408) 926-5733, mjgydg@yahoo.com
Field Director, Gary Varano — (408) 638-8334, gary.varano@scouting.org

Loma Prieta
District Kernel, Janet Mckinley — (831) 234-1996, jmckin3884@aol.com
District Executive, Anthony Burson-Thomas — (408) 638-2022, anthony.burson-thomas@scouting.org

District Kernel, Linda Brooks — (408) 203-1584, lsbrooks@mac.com
Senior District Executive, Rebekah Havard — (408) 638-8350, rebekah.havard@scouting.org

District Kernel, Kathleen Thurgate — (408) 636-3001, kthurgate@yahoo.com
District Executive, Aaron Keeley — (408) 638-8355, aaron.keeley@scouting.org

District Kernel, Doug Johnson — (408) 417-0868, mmfratboy@gmail.com
District Executive, Paul Johnson — (408) 638-8328, paulL.johnson@scouting.org

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

Santa Lucia
District Kernel, VACANT
Senior District Executive, Renee Forrest — (831) 287-2016, renee.forrest@scouting.org


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