Popcorn Sale

2020 KEY POPCORN DATES

March 31, 2020 – Deadline for Trail’s End Scholarship submissions   
Feb 20, 2020 – Council planning with Trail’s End begins
Summer 2020 – Popcorn Kick-off(s)
Summer 2020 – District Storefront Lottery >> (see COUNCIL LOTTERY below for details)
August 2020 – Initial/Storefront orders due
September 2020 – Initial order pick-up (usually Thr./Fri. before sale begins)
September 2020 – Sale to begin (usually weekend after Labor Day)
October 2020 – Sale to end (usually 6 weeks after start date)
October 2020 – Final orders due (usually 1 week after end date)
November 2020 – Final order pick-up (2-3 weeks after order date)
November 2020 – Invoice balances due (same day as final pick-up)
Reward Submission – Once Invoice is paid-in-full

Why Sell Popcorn?

For over 35 years, Trail’s End has been in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, and our mission has always been the same: to help local Scout Units (packs, troops, crews, posts or ships) and their councils raise the money needed to fund programs and activities throughout the year. Scouts and their families are responsible for raising money for their units, so your purchase directly helps them earn the funds they need to participate in scouting adventures. As we’ve seen over the past three decades, adventures in scouting build character and leadership, to create memories that last a lifetime.

Just like Scouts we too have a promise. We promise to make the best-tasting, highest-quality snacks possible. It’s our job to make sure Scouts feel great about what they sell, and for their supporters to be delighted with the products they receive. We hope you enjoy your experience on our website and thank you for joining us to support Scouting.

Start funding your Scouting adventures today!

COUNCIL LOTTERY

Chester County Council will be holding a Lottery for the following locations:

  1. Wawa – ALL      
  2. Acme – ALL               
  3. Lowe’s in Downingtown

Please DO NOT contact these stores or their corporate offices regarding popcorn sales. Our “corporate” people will contact their corporate people.  Your interference could jeopardize our current relationship.
See the KEY DATES schedule above to sign-up for your district’s Lottery.  To participate in the Lottery, your unit must have a representative present!

2020 PRODUCT SALE COMMISSIONS

35%  Base Commission

+5%  Trained Unit – have 2 unit members attend a Popcorn Kick-off/ Training Event

+3% on sales over $10,000

NEW UNITS! – get the full 73% commission on the first $1,000 of product

 ONLINE SALE COMMISSIONS

 Flat Commission Rate:   35% of Sales

ONLINE & APP CREDIT CARD PAY-OUT SCHEDULE

All credit card funds are held for 48 hours, which gives you time to process a refund if a transaction is made in error. After 48 hours the transaction is locked in. If your Unit has a balance due to Council on your popcorn invoice statement, the funds will be applied towards that unpaid balance 2 business days after you take the sale. This applies to the entire transaction amount for Trail’s End App sales, and towards your commission amount for all Online Sales.

What does that look like?
App Sales: Your Unit runs a storefront at Walmart on Saturday, and rings up $300 of credit card transactions. You made one transaction by mistake and issue a $20 refund on Sunday (within 48 hours). At the end of the day on Tuesday (2nd business day), $280 is applied towards your popcorn invoice statement.

Online Sales:Your Scout makes an online sale for $100 on Sunday, and your Unit gets a 35% commission. At the end of the day on Tuesday, a $35 credit is applied towards your popcorn invoice statement.

What if I don’t owe my Council money for popcorn?
If you don’t owe money for popcorn, you can transfer your App credit card sales and online commissions into your Unit bank account. There are two scheduled transfers every month, one on the 14th, and one on the 28th. 

SCOUT PRIZES

  • 2020 Trail’s End Rewards Program