Annual Popcorn Sales
Each fall, Scouts hit the streets selling popcorn in front of grocery stores, in their neighborhood and to friends and family as part of our Annual Popcorn Sale. This program is a Council administered fundraiser designed to engage Scouts in the process of raising the funds that will support their unit’s program needs for the entire year. It also gives Scouts pride knowing they earned their own way!
Popcorn System Login Instructions
Popcorn System users should now be able to reset their password to access their Unit Popcorn System and place Show-n-Sell orders. Please remember Show-n-Sell orders are due August 31st.
Password Reseting Instructions:
To retrieve or reset your password, follow these simple steps
1 – Please login to scouting.trails-end.com
2 – Enter your username (in most cases it is your first name (dot) last name (example: david.ortiz)
3 – Click “Need Help” to reset your password
4 – Check your email and Junk or Spam Folders for the email containing a link to reset your password
5 – Reset your password and login to scouting.trails-end.com to access your unit popcorn system
Popcorn Order System
Click here to access the popcorn system
How to place your Show and Sell Order
- Sign in to your Popcorn System account (see above if you can’t remember your password)
- Click on the Unit Orders menu
- Click New Unit Order, and select the Campaign (eg. Fall 2016) and the Order from the dropdown menus
- Enter the quantity of cases needed next to each product
- Click on Save Changes
- When your order is complete, click on Submit to Council
Need additional help with how to use the Popcorn System and placing your unit Show & Sell Order? Check out this video
Trail’s End Announces Digital Take Order App
Trail’s End is pleased to announce that the mobile take order form is available for download from theApple, Android and Windows App Stores. This app will allow Scouts to take orders on a mobile device and accept payment in cash, check or credit card. Orders will be automatically uploaded to the Trail’sEnd Popcorn System rolling into the units’ orders. Importantly, this app is not part of the online selling platform; therefore, product will still need to be delivered to the consumer. Online selling at trails–end.com will continue to be direct-to-consumer delivery.
Enabling the app requires that the unit be set up in the Trail’s End Popcorn System. The council has give permission to all units for app orders and assigned delivery locations to the orders and for each unit on the app enabled orders. The unit will need to provide banking information.
Step-by-step instructions are provided in the video below.
Important Popcorn 2016 Dates
- August 9 Popcorn Kick-Off (pick the date that works best for you)
- August 29 Popcorn Kick-Off (pick the date that works best for you)
- August 31 Show-n-Sell Popcorn Orders Due
- September 6 Sale Officially Begins
- September 17 Show-n-Sell Popcorn Pick-Up
- October 28 Take Order Popcorn Orders and Prize Order Due – No Exceptions! (online)
- October 28 Unsold Show-n-Sell Popcorn Returned to the Marlborough Council Service Center
- November 14 Take Order Popcorn Pick-Up
- December 2 Payment Due
Register to Sell Popcorn
If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to register for this year’s sale here.
Methods of Selling
Show and Sell:
This sale is designed to sell popcorn that your unit popcorn chair signs out and picks up at a council pickup location. Then, at a location of your choice, you and the boys from your unit sell the popcorn directly to the public.
Show and Deliver:
This is the best way to increase popcorn sales. The boys in your unit take an order form and product door to door. The boy sells the product, delivers the product, and collects the money all in one trip.
Take Order Sale:
The boys in your unit take orders on a form for the different varieties of popcorn and then deliver them to their customers. The forms are turned in and one unit order is made. The popcorn is picked up by the unit popcorn kernel and distributed to the boys who made sales.
Your Scout can sell online to help earn his own way and fund his Scouting adventures