2017 Popcorn Fundraiser - Cub Scout Pack 354

Face it parents: we grew up in a different time. As kids, nothing was handed to us. We either worked or helped to earn our rewards: money, an activity with friends, or something we wanted. Scouting still believes in and stands for the core value of earning!

Why Sell Trails End Popcorn?

Learn & Practice Valuable Life Skills

  • Scouts learn life lessons by earning their own way.
  • Teaches Scouts the value & process of setting and working toward goals.
  • Gives Scouts a strong sense of accomplishment through recognition.
  • Enhances communication, leadership skills and confidence in your Scout. 

Support Scouting Activities & Earn Cool Prizes

  • Scouts pay for their way for various Scouting programs and activities.
  • Increase your unit and council income – 73% stays in the local area.
  • There are loads of incentives to motivate Scouts: cool prizes, $600 club, $1800 club.

Fundraising Has Never Been Easier

Plus, ALL SCOUTS that sell at least one product have a chance to win an awesome quadcopter drone!

Ways to Sell Trails End Popcorn

There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, digital take order sales via Trails End App, or sell online to friends and family out of town.

All sales count towards prizes.

1. Take Order Sales (Cash or Check)
Take order sales are the most traditional way to sell popcorn. Scouts go door-to-door with the take order form received from your leader after unit kick off on August 15 through November 19, 2017. Customers choose the product(s) he or she wishes to buy and writes the order on the order form. Scouts should collect the money when the popcorn is ordered (checks should be made out to the unit). Popcorn will be picked up by the pack on December 9, 2017, and distributed to Scouts immediately after for delivery.

Make all checks payable to "Cub Scout Pack 354".

2. Trails End App for Smartphone/Tablet (Cash, Check or Credit)
Orders can also be taken on the Trail's End Smartphone/Tablet App (which accepts credit cards). This acts as a digital form of Take Order Sales. Popcorn will be picked up by units on December 9, 2017 and delivered like a Take Order Sale.

3. Online Popcorn Sales 

Selling online is the best way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Online sales count toward Scout rewards including the $650 club, $1800 club and scholarship program. Participants can send emails to friends and family asking them to purchase products online. The email includes a link allowing them to begin shopping right away.

Customers can pay with a credit card, and the products are shipped directly to the customer.

The advantages of online sales are that the Scout doesn't have to collect money or deliver products. Online sales run from August 1 to November 18, 2017.

How to Succeed at Selling Trails End Popcorn

Popcorn Blitz Days

A Popcorn Blitz Day is a day designated by the local area council where units are encouraged to sell popcorn during take-order as a group by canvassing areas in their neighborhood. Scouts that meet the items sold count indicated by each date will qualify for entry into the drawing for one of three GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition.

  • September 30, 2017 – Sell a total of 20 items by 9/30/17 and then enter the drawing.
  • October 14, 2017 – Sell a total of 40 items by 10/14/17 and then enter the drawing.
  • October 30, 2017 – Sell a total of 60 items by 10/30/17 and then enter the drawing.

The winner will be drawn and announced on Facebook the following week. 

Note: Scouts are not required to participate in Blitz Day to enter the drawing. If the required number of items are sold and met by the deadline, a Scout may submit an entry for the drawing.

2017 Trails End Popcorn Fundraiser | Cub Scout Pack 354, Houston TX

Parent Action Items

Popcorn Sales Begin
Sept 28th

Order Forms Due
Nov 16th (Pack Meeting)

Order Pickup
Dec 9th

SHAC Prize Catalog

Check it out and get psyched!
prize catalog

Order Form

These were distributed at August and September Pack Meetings. If you've lost yours or need another one, contact kernel@cubpack354.org, stop by the Cockrell Scout Center, or print out the electronic PDF version below!
Popcorn Order Form

Subpages (1): Popcorn Stats
Daniel Gildersleeve,
Oct 5, 2017, 10:58 AM
Daniel Gildersleeve,
Oct 5, 2017, 10:58 AM