2023 Popcorn Sale
NEW FOR 2022! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRAILS END KERNEL GUIDE - This guide is full of information about the app, useful selling tips, and more! Use it to plan your Unit's successful 2022 popcorn sale!
We will link the 2023 guide once it is available - but this guide is still a great place for your popcorn Kernel to start.
2023 Popcorn Dates
SAME AS PREVIOUS YEARS, THE COUNCIL CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT RETURNS OF UNSOLD POPCORN. WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP YOU TRANSFER IT TO OTHER UNITS BUT PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN ORDERING ADDITIONAL PRODUCT TO SELL OR WITH YOUR INITIAL ORDERS.
We have the ability to fill "take orders" from your pocorn and will do so as much as possible to also help your units with any left over show and sell. In 2022, most additional popcorn ordered was chocolate, so there was not a significant amount we could shift around.
August 5th Popcorn Kickoff @ Back to the Pack Beach Party – Camp Edgewood - extra 5% commission
August 18 - Show and Sell/Wagon Sale Orders Due
September 6 - Show and Sell Sorting
September 8 - Show and Sell Distribution**
September 8 - Show and Sell/Wagon Sale Starts
October 16 Show & Sale Ends (this is the end date for Council set up show and sale schedule - Please set up your own unit sales and wagon sales until all popcorn in hand is gone)
October 20 Show & Sale/Wagon Sale Money Due
October 23 Take Order Popcorn Sale Ends
October 27 Take Order Popcorn Orders Due
November 8 Take Order Popcorn Delivery
November 9 Take Order Popcorn Distribution Begins**
November 20 Take Order Popcorn Money Due
November 30 Prize Deadline (Units who are past this date will be responsible for paying half of the prize order)
December 17 Popcorn High Sellers Party
** If the delivery truck arrives early enough and we can begin the sorting process, it may be possible that we can distribute some orders the day prior. We will stay in contact with you if this happens.
2023 Commission Structure
Base Commission 25%
Attend Council Popcorn Kickoff 5%
Meet All Deadlines 5%
Total Possible Commission 35%
Important Note - Unit Commission will drop to 20% if final money is turned in after November 21, 2022 for all units, no matter if you are utilizing the Trails End payment system or a direct payment to council.
Are you new to popcorn sales? A couple of definitions to help:
Show and sell - popcorn ordered so that it is in hand and it is sold by the pack in front of stores. Typically individual scouts that work the sales booth are credited with the sales splitting it among the scouts represented.
Wagon Sales - taking popcorn that is in your possession (ordered via the show and sell order) and going door to door and selling the popcorn, collecting money and deliverying the product at the same time.
Take Order - using the sales sheet to take individual orders for popcorn by selling at a parent's work or door to door in your neighborhood, etc. This popcorn will not be delivered until the middle of December and at that point needs to be taken back to those who ordered and paid earlier. Please make sure they know the popcorn will not be available until mid November if you do take orders so that they are not expecting it before then.
Online Orders - Each scout has an account within the trails end app. Popcorn and donations can be made by family members near and far. You, the popcorn kernel will set up your unit and be able to track sales and enter credit for store front sales via this app. Details about how the app works can be found in the Kernel guide above.