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TRAIL’S END POPCORN SALE

Building a strong adventurous program is a great way to keep your Scouts active and interested in the Scouting program. Popcorn sales help fund those adventures. The Alamo Area Council's premier money-earning project is the annual popcorn sale.  
  • Scouting units can earn up to 40% in commissions to pay for their Scouting adventures
  • No up-front cost or risk to the units
  • Scouts learn salesmanship and build confidence
  • 73% of all sales stays right here in our local area
Many units have raised sizable amounts of money from popcorn sales; providing for a secure and stable source of income to cover the cost of camping, badges/advancement, special events, Scout nights, and other outdoor adventures. Sign your unit up to participate in this Council-sponsored fundraiser that has proven successful for over 35 years, with $3 billion returned to Scouting nationwide at an average of $150 million each year!

Fundraisers, such as the Trail's End Popcorn Sale, not only support our Units, but also provide support for Scouting Council-wide to help us serve members and volunteer leaders with top notch programs, training opportunities, and camping facilities.  

Here is a List of Upcoming Fundraising Events:

  • Popcorn Sneak Peek & Date Night 2017   (Apr 13, 2017)
  • Camp Card Sale Ends   (May 5-6, 2017)
  • Pre-5k Run Campout   (May 19-20, 2017)
  • Scout Strong Patriot Run 2017   (May 20, 2017)
  • Boy Scout Shoot Out sponsored by Valero Energy Foundation   (May 25, 2017)

  • Watch Our Latest Popcorn Video Below:

    2016 POPCORN SALE REGISTRATION LINKS

     

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    2016 POPCORN SALE NEWS
     

     

    Thank You Alamo Area Council Scouts, Parents, and Leaders

    for $1,570,000 in Popcorn Sales in 2016!

    2016 Highlights

    $600,000 in Commissions to 201 Units

    Over $1,100,000 to Support Scouting in the San Antonio and Surrounding Areas

    3,500 Total Selling Scouts including 179 that exceeded $1500 and 354 that exceeded $1,000 -- This is way up from 133 and 283 respectively in 2015!!!

     

    Top Selling Scout per District

    Victory Troop 17 - Michael Calloway - $8,851

    Summit Pack 109 - Evan Simmons - $7,760

    Rough Rider Pack 23 - Julian Sarmiento - $6,709

    Longhorn Pack 369 - Caleb Rebman - $5,531

    Two Rivers Pack 51 - Timothy Young - $5,053

    Diamondback Pack 362 - Luke Burek - $4,100

    Memorial Troop 1988 - Lorenzo Cantu - $3,970

    Armadillo Troop 351 - Zackary Flores - $3,885

    Texas Hills Pack 60 - Jordan Rief - $2,534

    Project Aguila Pack 1002 - Maximus Morin - $2,500

    Cimarron Pack 256 - Edward Carr - $2,239

     

    Top Selling Unit per District

    Pack 51 – $69,790 – Two Rivers

    Pack 109 – $60,735 – Summit

    Pack 23 – $48,130 – Rough Rider

    Pack 507 – $43,940 – Diamondback

    Pack 152 – $43,335 – Victory

    Pack 200 – $29,240 – Memorial

    Pack 60 – $16,335 – Texas Hills

    Pack 369 – $14,785 – Longhorn

    Pack 945 – $13,500 – Armadillo

    Pack 432 – $12,630 – Cimarron

    Pack 1002 – $3,915 – Project Aguila

     

    Top Selling Units per District by Scout Average Sales

    Pack 109 – 39 Scouts @ $1,549.62 – Summit

    Pack 507 – 30 Scouts @ $1,464.67 – Diamondback

    Troop 484 – 25 Scouts @ $1,127.00 – Victory

    Pack 51 – 69 Scouts @ $1,011.45 – Two Rivers

    Troop 146 – 4 Scouts @ $1,001.25 – Texas Hills

    Pack 23 – 53 Scouts @ $908.11 – Rough Rider

    Pack 200 – 33 Scouts @ $886.06 – Memorial

    Pack 558 – 12 Scouts @ $754.17 – Armadillo

    Pack 199 – 7 Scouts @ $733.57 – Longhorn

    Pack 432 – 18 Scouts @ $701.67 – Cimarron

    Pack 1002 – 6 Scouts @ $652.50 – Project Aguila

     

    Weekly Drawing Winners

    WEEK 1

    Dominic Arango, Pack 888, Victory District

    WEEK 2

    Mitchel Magee, Pack 323, Two Rivers District

    Miguel Vargas, Pack 200, Memorial District

    WEEK 3

    Timmy Kretzschmar, Troop 484, Victory District

    Daniel Vequist, Troop 1776, Diamondback District

    Roel Barrera, Troop 501, Diamondback District 

    WEEK 4

    Turner Johnson, Pack 109, Summit District

    Aiden McCully, Pack 9, Diamondback District

    Eric Smith, Pack 75, Diamondback District

    Evan Simmons, Pack 109, Summit District 

    WEEK 5

    Grayson Stewart, Pack 1492, Diamondback District

    Lorenzo Cantu, Troop 1988, Memorial District

    Nathan Adams, Troop 145, Diamondback District

    Andy Blundell, Pack 9, Diamondback District

    Drew Wojcik, Pack 70, Rough Rider District

    WEEK 6

    Blake Gruver, Troop 413, Two Rivers District

    Samuel Porter, Pack 23, Rough Rider District

    Andy Zenk, Pack 23, Rough Rider District

    Diego Chavez, Pack 23, Rough Rider District

    Walter Bell, Pack 226, Diamondback District

    Evan Munn, Pack 109, Summit District

    WEEK 7

    Landon Tedrow, Pack 226, Diamondback District

    Zachary Milligan, Pack 126, Memorial District

    Drew Harris, Troop 145, Diamondback District

    RJ Chaney, Lone Scout, Texas Hills District

    Wesley Maspero, Troop 194, Longhorn District

    Joseph Bostel, Pack 1205, Texas Hills District

    Marshall Fitch, Pack 345, Rough Rider District 

    WEEK 8 

    Andrew Henderson, Pack 323, Two Rivers District

    Wyatt Foster, Pack 657, Diamondback District

    Jacob Lindsay, Pack 226, Diamondback District

    Michael Calloway, Troop 17, Victory District

    Matthew Burek, Troop 360, Diamondback District

    Grayson Austin, Pack 507, Diamondback District

    Ben Schechter, Pack 109, Summit District

    Benjamin Deans, Troop 484, Victory District


    TRUE POTENTIAL UNIT ANALYSIS

    What would be an ideal year of Scouting in your Unit and for your Scouts? 

    Would it involve Bear Creek? The Summit? NASA Space Center? USS Lexington?   Mays Family Scout Ranch?

    Is the SKY your limit or are you ready to go BEYOND THE STARS?

    Popcorn Funds *STELLAR* Scouting Adventures!!!

    Click here to complete the PROGRAM PLANNER to calculate how to make it all possible with popcorn!


    COUNCIL & DISTRICT POPCORN KERNELS
    DISTRICTKERNELPHONEEMAIL
    Council - Marketing & TrainingStephanie Regets(210) 274-6297stephanie.regets@gmail.com
    Council - Inventory & LogisticsDeb Cantu(210) 831-1533CornyDeb@outlook.com
    ArmadilloMichelle Lockwood(210) 663-3565shellockwood@sbcglobal.net
    CimarronVOLUNTEER NEEDED

    DiamondbackMartin Kruse         Shannon Smith(210) 378-6385   (210) 569-3946krusemartin@hotmail.com irishannon1@yahoo.com
    Galaxy/ExploringKarina Miller(210) 422-0034karina.miller@scouting.org
    LonghornJoanna Frausto
    (210) 606-8217
    j29frausto@yahoo.com
    MemorialDolly Ochs(210) 530-8099MemorialPopperistas@yahoo.com
    Rough Rider

    Denise Taylor

    (210) 719-2380scoutmom28@gmail.com
    SummitStarr Butcher(512) 558-1825starrdelgado1714@gmail.com
    Texas HillsJill Lucas(830) 708-4542jlucas209@hotmail.com
    Two RiversJames Trimble
    (210) 842-9358
    james.d.trimble@gmail.com
    VictoryAnjie Reed
    (254) 317-2264
    anjiereed@gmail.com
    Project AguilaChristopher Mendoza
    (210) 489-9308
    christopher.mendoza@scouting.org
    WHO CAN SELL POPCORN?

    Any registered youth is eligible to sell popcorn . . . Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Explorers. If your Pack, Troop, Crew, Ship, or Post chooses not to sell, YOU STILL CAN order popcorn to “earn your own way” and even some great prizes.

    HOW TO GET STARTED:

    1.  Check with your Unit Leaders to find out if they are organizing the sale. If so, they will provide you with all the information you need. If not, continue on to step 2.

    2.  Talk with the Leaders and other parents in your Unit to see if YOU can organize the sale. Sometimes Units don’t participate because they just don’t know how to get started or don’t have a dedicated parent to make it all happen. YOU can be that parent!!! Whether it’s for the entire Unit, a Den, or Patrol, YOU can make a difference!!! Remember, your Scouts and Unit can earn up to 40% in commissions and great prizes. To get started, register at:  www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/Popcorn and attend a training session to get all the information you need.

    3.  If your Scout is the only one interested in selling from your Unit, you can still register online, attend training, and sell in person, online, or both. Maybe some of your fellow Scouts will even decide to join you after all.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, EMAIL POPCORN@ALAMOAREABSA.ORG

    POPCORN CALENDAR
    • August 23 - Popcorn Training @ 6:30 PM, Council Office
    • August 29 - Show & Sell Orders Due Online
    • September 1 - Popcorn Training @ 7 PM, Council Office (NEW LOCATION)
    • September 6 - Popcorn Training @ 6:30 PM, Scoutreach Office 
    • September 9 - Popcorn Sale Begins
    • September 9 - Show & Sell Order Pickups (registration required & coming soon)
    • September 9 - Popcorn Kick Off Carnival @ McGimsey Scout Park
    • September 9 - Popcorn Training @ 7 PM, McGimsey House during Carnival 
    • September 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 - Popcorn Warehouse Hours from 4 -7 PM
    • October 31 & November 1, 2 - Show & Sell Returns Due @ Warehouse (hours pending)
    • November 1 - Show & Sell/Deliver, Take Order, and Online Sale Ends
    • November 7 - Take Orders Due Online
    • November 18 & 19 - Take Order Pickups (registration required & coming soon)
    • November 19 - Patch, Gift Card, & Bonus Prize Orders Due
    • December 12 - Popcorn Payments & College Scholarship Forms Due (date changed due to Council closing early December 9) - Prize orders will NOT be released until full payment is received
    • February - Online Sales Commission Checks Available for Pickup or Unit Account Deposit

    COMMISSION STRUCTURE

    Show & Sell/Deliver and Take Order Sales Commission

    25% Base Commission

    + 5% Cash Option

    (In Lieu of Council Gift Card Prizes)

    30% UNIT COMMISSION 

     

    Bonus Commission

    + 5% -- Attend Popcorn Sales Training

    + 3% -- No Show & Sell Returns

    + 2% -- Exceed Unit’s 2015 Sales

     (New Units Exceed $350 Average per Scout)

    10% BONUS COMMISSION

      

    TOTAL POSSIBLE COMMISSION IF SELECTING CASH OPTION

    30% UNIT COMMISSION

            + 10% BONUS COMMISSION

    =  40% TOTAL COMMISSION

     

    Online Sales Commission

    Units receive 35% Commission / Bonus Commission Not Applicable

     

    Keep Your Unit's Commission

    Units should keep their sales commissions and submit only the portion due to the Council on or before the December 1. Late payments will incur a 5% late fee.

    Balance due can by found by viewing / printing your Unit invoice on the Popcorn SystemExternal Link.

    COUNCIL PATCHES, PRIZES, & CASH OPTIONS

    Patches, Gift Card Prizes, 5% Cash Option, and Bonus Prizes MUST be requested by November 19. After this date, the Council reserves the right to decline requests. 

    Total sales from Show & Sell, Take Order, and Online SHOULD BE calculated and included towards Council Gift Card Prizes, Patches, and Bonus Prizes. 

    PIECE PATCH

    All Scouts that sell at least 1 item will earn a Popcorn Patch. Patch Rockers placed around the patch will be awarded for selling at least one item Online, a Military Donation, 1 of Each Product, and at least $600 in Total Sales. Top Seller Pins will be awarded to all $1500 sellers.

    COUNCIL GIFT CARD PRIZES

    The Gift Card Prize Program will include Scouts' choice of Amazon or Wal-Mart gift cards again this year along with a Piece Patch for every Scout who sells at lease one item. 

    5% CASH OPTION

    Units may choose to take the 5% Cash Option instead of the Gift Card Prize Program. This option MUST be selected on the Trail's-End Website in order to receive credit. This option DOES include a Popcorn Piece Patch for each Scout that sells at least 1 item.

    BONUS PRIZE PROGRAM

    A Scout is Trustworthy - Please respect the spirit of the contests.

    Patches, Gift Card Prizes, 5% Cash Option, and Bonus Prizes MUST be requested by November 19. After this date, the Council reserves the right to decline requests. 

    Total sales from Show & Sell, Take Order, and Online SHOULD BE calculated and included towards Council Gift Card Prizes, Patches, and Bonus Prizes. 

    $600 CLUB WEEKLY DRAWINGS

    $50 Scout Shop Gift Cards will be awarded for 8 weeks to 36 winners. Each time a Scout sells $600 worth of popcorn, the Unit Kernel or Scout Parent should send the Scout's name, Unit (include Pack or Troop), District, weekly sales total, total times entered, and email address to Popcorn@AlamoAreaBSA.org to be entered into the weekly drawing. Multiple entries are encouraged, but each Scout may only win once. All unpicked entries will automatically be forwarded to the next week’s drawing. Please note that all entries must be received weekly by Tuesday at 9 AM in order to be eligible for that week’s drawing. 

    • September 13 - 1 Winner 
    • September 20 - 2 Winners 
    • September 27 - 3 Winners 
    • October 4 - 4 Winners
    • October 11 - 5 Winners
    • October 18 - 6 Winners
    • October 25 - 7 Winners
    • November 1 - 8 Winners

    $850 CLUB

    Sell $850 and receive a specially designed Stellar Salesman T-Shirt.

    $1000 CLUB 

    Sell $1000 and receive an invitation to the Stellar Salesman Movie Night with all you can eat and drink popcorn and sodas and many chances to win cool door prizes.

    $1500 CLUB

    Sell $1500 and receive a bonus $50 gift card and invitation to the Top Seller’s Spin ’N’ Win Party. 

    $2500 SALES COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

    Scouts who sell at least $2500 (online, face-to-face, or combination) in any calendar year will receive 6& of their total sales invested in their own college scholarship account. More details are available online at TRAIL'S END COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPExternal Link.

    DISTRICT’S TOP SELLING SCOUT

    Each District’s Popcorn Kernel will work with their Units to determine the Top Selling Scout for the entire sale. That Scout will receive a prize.

    DISTRICT’S TOP SELLING UNIT (by percentage of registered Scouts)

    Each District’s Popcorn Kernel will work with their Units to determine the Top Selling Unit by percentage. That Unit will receive a prize.

    POPCORN FOR OUR TROOPS

    Trail's End sends popcorn treats to the U.S. Military on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America.


    Military donations are offered online throughout the year at three levels and locally at two levels. When consumers purchase this option, Trail's End will send a variety of popcorn treats to veterans' organizations, U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq, all other U.S. Military Bases overseas, domestic U.S. Military Bases, and families of U.S. servicemen and women.

    2016 kicks off the tenth year of Popcorn For Our Troops. Here are the results from the past few years:

    • Consumers have donated over $47 million worth of popcorn to U.S. troops
    • In 2015 alone, consumers purchased over 145,000 donations
    • Over 4,300 tons of popcorn treats have been shipped to hundreds of locations around the world
    • Consumers have placed over 120,000 orders online for the Military Product Donation

    SALES RESOURCES

    Popcorn Kernel's Handbook
    Unit Kickoff Presentation

    Virtual Sale PlannerExternal Link

    Training VideosExternal Link

    Selling Tools, Posters, and MoreExternal Link

    Popcorn Sales Receipts

    Show & Sell Business Letter

    Show & Sell Certificate of Insurance -

    • Some businesses request a Certificate of Insurance (COI) in order for your unit to sell on their property. If requested, these can be provided by Council and may take up to 72 hours to process. We will not provide blank or unassigned certificates.
    • Email UNIT TYPE & NUMBER, BUSINESS NAME & ADDRESS, AND SALES DATE(S) & TIMES to our new Scouting Relations Specialist, Patricia Hartley, for processing. She can be reached at [Click for member's page] or 210-341-8611.
    COLLEGE / MISSION SCHOLARSHIP FUNDED BY TRAIL'S END

    Click here for the Trail's End Scholarship WebsiteExternal Link

     

    Click here to view your Scholarship AccountExternal Link

     

    Scholarship Enrollment Form - This form is used to report sales of newly qualified accounts as well as already existing accounts.

     

    Scholarship Payout Form - This form is used to submit for payout of the account once all eligibility requirements are met.

     

    Terms & Conditions - Please review the program's full terms and conditions.

    BSA FISCAL POLICIES & PROCEDURES

    IMPORTANT - PLEASE REVIEW!!!

    BSA Individual Scout Accounts and Fundraising

    BSA Unit Money Earning Application (required for all non-council fundraising activities)

     
    LDS SCOUTING POPCORN SALES RESOURCES

    LDS Scouting Popcorn Sale Fact Sheet

    Popcorn Sales for LDS Scouting Units FAQ - Prepared by C. Bradford Allen, LDS Relations Director, BSA

    QUESTIONS?

    Email: Popcorn@AlamoAreaBSA.org

    Amber Sizer, Popcorn Sale Staff Advisor - (210) 323-5096 - Amber.Sizer@Scouting.org

    Patricia Hartley, Scouting Relations Specialist - (210) 341-8611 - Patricia.Hartley@Scouting.org

    THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SCOUTING AND FUNDING OUTDOOR ADVENTURES!!!

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