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
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!
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
Here are the PowerPoint that will help you to make your orders and online resources be a happy experience!
Please contact your District Kernel if you have any questions with the online tools and system.
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 coming soon
For More Information
Please contact your district kernel, district executive or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
District Executive, Rick Adams — (408) 638-8365, email@example.com
District Executive, Anthony Burson-Thomas — (408) 638-2022, firstname.lastname@example.org
District Kernel, Marc Sanzone – (408) 839-9236
Field Director, Bill Albrecht — (408) 638-8356, email@example.com
District Kernel, Kathleen Thurgate (408) 636-3001
District Executive, Sue Chen — (408) 638-8321, firstname.lastname@example.org
District Executive, Paul Johnson — (408) 638-8328, paulL.email@example.com
Field Director, Gary Varano — (408) 638-8334, firstname.lastname@example.org
District Kernel, Paul Rayburn (910) 286-1603
District Executive, Chris Schilling— (831) 287-2016, email@example.com
Council Kernel, Tom Lackovic – (408) 265-1741 firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities Director, Renee Forrest— (408) 638-8313, email@example.com