Popcorn

Every Scout should learn the value of hard work and earning their own way. The popcorn sale is the perfect opportunity to teach this valuable life lesson and fund the most exciting year of Scouting ever. More than 70% of the popcorn sale supports your programs and local Scouting! The Heart of America Council does all the pre-work to set up the sale, eliminating the need for your unit to research opportunities, calculate returns, create sales and promotional materials, manage a relationship with a vendor, etc. 

The popcorn sale is not just about selling popcorn...It’s also about promoting Scouting!


 

Sign Up To Sell

Hard work is a value that Scouting teaches and selling popcorn is a great opportunity for Scouts to learn the importance of earning their own way. More than 70% of proceeds stay right here in Kansas City and help pay for Scouting adventures like summer camp and beyond. Commit your unit to the 2020 sale by completing our registration form below.

Sign-Up To Sell in 2020


Sale Resources

Make 2020 your best sale yet with resources from contactless options to the all new Trail's End App. Download our Guidebook below to get started.


Chiefs Challenge

It’s no surprise that this year’s top seller so far is our new Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Champions tin. Now, we’re helping Scouts up their sales game by getting them to the game. The Scout who sells the most Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Champions tins by November 1 will receive 2 FREE tickets to a mutually agreed upon Chiefs home game this season! To qualify, enter your total Chiefs popcorn tin sales below by Scout by November 1. We'll select and notify the winner the first week of November. Good luck and go Chiefs!  

Submit for Chiefs Challenge


50 States Club

We’re going national with our popcorn sale! Now introducing our NEW 50 States Club! The first 5 Scouts who make an online popcorn sale in all 50 states will win a $250 gift card! Plus, ALL Scouts who make an online popcorn sale in all 50 states will receive access to an exclusive experience at our next Scout Day at the K.

Check out the interactive map you can use to help track your sales across the country and get selling!

Interactive Map


50 States Challenge-Best Practices

Find out how you could sell $3,500 worth of popcorn in just five days! We have the best tips and tricks that can make your 50 States online popcorn sale a success. From customizing your interactive map to homemade videos and more, see a boost in your sales today!

50 States Challenge PowerPoint


How To Use the Trail's End App

Save time managing your popcorn sale with the Trail’s End app. This upgraded sale feature allows real-time reporting for storefront, door-to-door and online sales. Track inventory by Scout and have your customers pay easily with cash and credit card. Every Scout will also receive FREE payment processing powered by Square to make every sale easier and cost effective than ever.

Watch the training video and launch the training tutorial now.

Learn More


Popcorn Kickoff Training

Missed our popcorn kickoff trainings? Don't worry! We've included our kickoff training powerpoint and webinar to review anytime!

Popcorn Kickoff Training Powerpoint Popcorn Kickoff Training Webinar


How to Sell Popcorn

There are three different ways to sell Popcorn as a unit.

  • Show N' Sell is a direct sale that takes place outside of a local business, where Scouts interact directly with community members and encourage them to buy popcorn.
  • Take Order is an order and fulfillment process that takes place in your neighborhood, where Scouts go door-to-door and ask for popcorn orders that are fulfilled at a later date.
  • Online Sales are also available and can be used to raise funds for your unit no matter where the customer is located.

Supporting Scouting

Trails End partners with the Boy Scouts of America each year in an effort to help Scouts raise money for Scouting and Scout programing. More than 70% of the money the Scouts raise while selling popcorn goes right back into the Kansas City Scouting community.

Learn more about Trails End and how you can support Scouting today.

Trails End


Kernel Webinar

The Heart of America Council and Trail’s End Popcorn gave us a special sneak peek of everything that’s new for this fall’s sale earlier this April.

From the Trail’s End App that can manage every transaction digitally to a robust Rewards program, learn the tactics to make your sale better than ever! The webinar featured an experienced Popcorn Kernel who’s used the new technologies and explained how to run the sale at the unit level with ease. Watch the recap below and download the sale preview Powerpoint.

Watch the Webinar Sale Preview Powerpoint