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Search for a specific Scout, or search by zip code to find the online sale sites of multiple Scouts.

TRAIL’S END 2018 POPCORN SALE


2018 Popcorn Sneak Peek/Date Night

The 2018 Popcorn Sneak Peek/Date Night was a success. The materials shared during the Popcorn Presentation are now available in .pdf format.

Click here for details to view the document:2018 Sneak Peek Slide Show (.pdf) 

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 stay 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.  


Popcorn Training for Parents/Scouts and Unit Leaders:

Training videos for Scouts, Parents, and Unit Leaders

 

2018 In-Person Training Events

Two types of training events will be held for the 2018 Popcorn Sale: Q&A Forums and In-Person Popcorn System Training. Click here for additional information: 2018 Training Events.

 - Q&A Forum - Thursday, August 2, 7:00 p.m. at the Council Office

 - In-Person Popcorn System Training, Thursday, August 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Council OfficeExternal Link

 - In-Person Popcorn System Training, Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Scoutreach Service CenterExternal Link

 - Q&A Forum - Thursday, August 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Scout Me In Expo (Registration Required)

 

Trail's End Popcorn has provided training videos for your use and benefit. The videos are available here: Popcorn Training Videos (Trail's End Web site)External Link. Click the Unit Training link at the top center of the linked page.

 

SAMPLE VIDEOS FROM THE TRAIL'S END TRAINING SITEExternal Link

  

2018 POPCORN SALE REGISTRATION LINKS

Is your Unit ready to jump into the Popcorn Sale? It's not too late!

Start by registering here:

Unit Leaders will use the Trail's End Popcorn SystemExternal Link to place all popcorn orders.

2018 POPCORN SALE NEWS
 

Unit Leaders, do you need more popcorn?

You have two options:

1. The Preferred option is for you to submit a Replenishment Order through the Popcorn System. This option is helpful for accuracy and invoicing.

2. Simply visit the Popcorn Warehouse/Pantry during published hours to request your popcorn.

Just getting started? Scroll up to register for the Popcorn Sale.

 

Regular Warehouse Hours (September 5 - November 1)

Wednesdays - 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Thursdays - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fridays - 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 15 - 9:00 a.m. - Noon

 

2018 Popcorn Theme and Patch

Unleash Your Adventure!

This is the challenge to our Scouts. Your family, friends, and community are ready to support your Scouting Adventures. 

 

 

 

 

Please come back for more information.

 

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? Day Camp at the McGimsey Scout Park? Camping on the USS Lexington? Mays Family Scout Ranch? Philmont?

What is your goal? What is your plan to achieve your goal?

Popcorn Funds Scouting Adventures!!!

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


2018 DISTRICT POPCORN KERNELS (First line contact for Unit Leaders)

Parents and Scouts should first contact their Unit Popcorn Kernel with questions.

Armadillo Mark Sanchez Email Mark
Cimmaron Bonnie De Braska Email Bonnie
Diamondback Michelle Chapman Email Michelle
Exploring Misty Szyller Email Misty
Longhorn Terry Ellis Email Terry
Memorial Dolly Ochs Email Dolly
Project Aguila Christopher Mendoza Email Christopher
Rough Rider Brianna Ibarra (Packs) Email Brianna
Rough Rider Jolene Bartlettt (Troops & Crews) Email Jolene
Summit Matthew Hajda Email Matthew
Texas Hills Jill Lucas Email Jill
Two Rivers Jaimi Rickelman Email Jaimi
Victory Deanna Campbell Email Deanna
Council Kernel Andrea Franklin Email Andrea
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, or even just one Scout, 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:  Unit Popcorn Registration (Unit Leader Login)External Link and take the online training 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, take the training, and sell in person, online, or both. Maybe some of your fellow Scouts will even decide to join you after all. Questions about a Lone Scout? popcorn@AlamoAreaBSA.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION, EMAIL POPCORN@ALAMOAREABSA.ORG

2018 POPCORN CALENDAR
  • August 2 – Popcorn Kernel Q&A Forum 7 p.m., Council Office
  • August 9 – Unit Leader In-Person Popcorn System Training, 7 p.m., Council Office
  • August 14 – Unit Leader In-Person Popcorn System Training, 7 p.m., Scout Reach Office
  •  August 31 – Show & Sell Unit Pick Up Begins 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Popcorn Warehouse
  • September 1 – Show & Sell Unit Pick Up 9 a.m. – Noon, Popcorn Warehouse
  • September 1 - September 28 - Only Whole Cases may be returned to the Warehouse
  • September 5 – November 1 – Warehouse open 3 days a week (Unit Leaders only) (Wed. 3-7 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri. 2-6 p.m.)
  • October 3 - November 1 - Individual containers may be returned to the Warehouse
  • October 18 – LAST Day for “Risk Free Returns” to the warehouse
  • October 19 – November 1 – Limited Popcorn Returns: A maximum of 5% (retail value) of remaining, checked-out stock may be returned. (See Return Policy)
  • November 1 – Last day for ALL returns to the warehouse ( 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  • November 2 - 15 - Popcorn Warehouse closed
  • November 4 – 11:59 p.m. – Take Order DUE online (Unit Leaders only)
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  • November 4 - THIS IS THE FINAL DAY FOR ANY SALES WHICH WILL BE INCLUDED IN PRIZE AND RANKING CONSIDERATIONS. 
  • November 5 – Prize Entry Begins (Prize selection website link will be emailed to Unit leaders)
  • November 16 – Take Order Pick Up Begins, 9 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Unit Leaders Only)
  • November 21 – November 23 – Popcorn Warehouse closed
  • November 28-30 - Take Order Pick Up (Wed. 3-7 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri. 2-6 p.m.)
  • December 1 – 1 p.m. – Popcorn Payments DUE
  • December 3 – Deadline for Prize, Patch, and t-shirt orders and Scholarship forms for Jay Ghormley’s signature

Ordering deadlines will be strictly observed.  A Unit’s account must be paid in full before their Unit Prize Order will be approved.

All Unit Accounts must be paid by December 1 in order to receive the 3% on time commission; this includes Units which chose the 5% Cash Commission over the Prize Program.

2018 COMMISSION STRUCTURE 


Show & Sell/Deliver and Take Order Sales Commission

32% Base Commission

+ 3% On Time Cash/Check Payments

+ 5% Unit Opts Out of Council Prizes

40% TOTAL UNIT COMMISSION 

35% Total Unit Commission with your Council Prize Program

 

Online Sales Commission

Units receive 40% Commission

 

Keep Your Unit's Commission

Units keep their sales commission and submit only the portion due to the Council on or before the 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1 deadline.

Balance due can by found by viewing / printing your Unit invoice on the Popcorn SystemExternal Link (Unit Leader Login required).

COUNCIL PATCHES, PRIZES, & CASH OPTIONS 

Patch, Prize, and t-shirt orders MUST be received by Monday, December 3. After this date, the Council reserves the right to decline requests. 

Total sales from Show & Sell, Take Order, and Online MUST be entered in the Popcorn System by a Unit Leader to be calculated and counted towards Council Gift Card Prizes, Patches, t-shirts, and Bonus Prizes. Individual Scout sales totals for all sales types must be entered in the Trail's End Popcorn System by a Unit Leader.

 

PIECE PATCH

Scouts must sell at least $25 in popcorn to receive the Council Popcorn Patch. At least one online sale must be made to receive the Online Sales patch piece. 

5% OPT OUT OF COUNCIL PRIZES OPTION

Units may choose to take the 5% Cash Option instead of the Council Prize Program. This option MUST be selected on the Commissions tab of Trail's End popcorn system in order to receive credit. This option DOES include a Popcorn Piece Patch for each Scout which meets the criteria listed above and eligibility for t-shirts and Bonus Prizes.

BONUS PRIZE PROGRAM 

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

Patches, Gift Card Prizes, and Bonus Prizes MUST be submitted by December 3. After this date, the Council reserves the right to decline requests. Submission deadlines will be strictly observed.
 
Total sales from Show & Sell, Take Order, and Online MUST be entered in the Popcorn System by a Unit Leader to be calculated and counted towards Council Gift Card Prizes, Patches, t-shirts, and Bonus Prizes.

Individual Scout sales totals for all sales types must be entered in the Trail's End Popcorn by a Unit Leader.

$600 CLUB WEEKLY DRAWINGS

Scouts that sell $600 (and in $600 increments beyond $600) may be entered for a chance to win a $50 Scout Shop Gift Card. 

  • Each Scout’s entry (entries) will carry over into following weeks.
  • For every $600 a Scout sells, he/she may receive one entry in this drawing.
  • Drawings will be held each Tuesday and announced by email.
  • The selected Scout(s) will receive a $50 gift card to the Scout Shop.
  • Individual Scouts may only win once.

Unit Popcorn leaders must submit Scout names for this drawing. Unit leaders will receive a weekly email with a link for use in submitting Scout names/entries. Submissions will not be accepted by email. The weekly deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. each Monday.

Each week, an extra name will be drawn: Week 1=1 Scout; Week 2=2 Scouts, etc...

$650 CLUB

Sell $650, or more, and receive a specially designed T-Shirt. T-shirts will be delivered in early January.

 

Top Sellers

The Top 200 sellers, council-wide, will be invited to attend a two hour session at Altitude SA (a trampoline park) on Monday, December 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Pizza, for Scouts, will be included. Each Scout must bring one (1)  adult guardian. Additional guests are not allowed due to space constrictions.

The Top 100 sellers, council-wide, will be invited to take part in the annual Spin-n-Win prize giveaway during the Altitude SA party.

Top Selling Scouts will be determined using the Scout Tracking information as entered by Unit Leaders.

$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 special prize.

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

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

SALES RESOURCES

(note these items are being updated and links will be posted as they become available, please check back)

Popcorn Warehouse Map and Hours

Popcorn Check Out & Return Policy

Parent/Scout Handbook (2018)

Popcorn Sale Fact Sheet

Show & Sell Do Not Call List

Popcorn Sales Order Form

Council Prize & Bonus Prize Form

2018-2019 Unit Program Planner

2018 Unit Kernel Position Description

2018 Unit Kernel Handbook

Unit Reference Guide (provided by Trail's End)

Selling App Instructions (provided by Trail's End)

2018 District Kernel Position Description

2018 Virtual Sale PlannerExternal Link (provided by Trail's End)

2018 Training VideosExternal Link (provided by Trail's End)

Selling Tools, Posters, and MoreExternal Link (provided by Trail's End)

Popcorn Sales Receipts

2018 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, Sam Cardona, for processing. He may be reached at [Click for member's page] or 210-341-8611 x100.
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. Forms must be submitted for Jay Ghormley's signature by Monday, December 3.

 

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?

Local Units and Scouts/Parents are encouraged to contact their District Popcorn Kernels as a first line of communication and information.

General Popcorn Sale Questions - Popcorn@AlamoAreaBSA.org

  Andrea Franklin, Council Popcorn Kernel councilpopcornkernel@gmail.com

Jay Ghormley, Popcorn Sale Staff Advisor - (210) 464-6643 - [Click for member's page]

Courtney Bukowski, Director of Development - (210) 296-7623 - [Click for member's page]

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