NEW for 2020 – Updated Prize Levels
Scout – Designed Prize Program
Scouts can design their own prize program by selecting what they want on Amazon.com. Unit Kernels are no longer required to meet with Scouts to get their price choices, place the order (shop), or shuffle through the delivery.
Within the Amazon website adults can filter views by category, gender, age group and product rating. Scouts can find items they like and create a wish list that Amazon can save. Using the Trail’s End prize level sheet, Scouts will know what they are working towards and when they will hit their goal. Don’t worry if a Scout changes interest between August and November, they can shop again when they are ready to redeem their Amazon eGift Card. Prizes are shipped directly to the Scout’s home. Plus, families with Amazon Prime can get free 2-day shipping and many items ship free for all customers.
Units cannot opt out of the Trail’s End eGift Card program.
Amazon eGift Cards are managed and digitally redeemed by the Scout through Trail’s End using the Trail’s End App.
Note: Your Unit account must be paid in full before your Unit’s eGift Cards will be approved by Council.
2018 Proven test results: Over 5,000 Scouts sold in an incentive plan using digitally redeemed gift cards with sale growth from 3.3% to over 11.6%.
SCOUT PRIZE LEVELS – Check-out the new levels!
ALL SCOUTS with at least 400 points will earn an Amazon.com eGift Card.
Trail’s End Rewards Improvements
Based on research with Scouts and their parents, TE Rewards is switching to a preferred points-based system. To incentivize Scouts to sell online and to encourage them to ask for payment by credit/debit card rather than cash, Scouts will earn:
- 2 points for each $1.00 of Online Direct sales;
- 1.5 points for each $1.00 of credit/debit card sales;
- 1 point for each $1.00 of cash sales.
These point changes will launch on July 1, 2020. You can view the new 2020 TE Rewards flyer.
Council Specific Bonus Prizes
Who is eligible: All Scouts who sell popcorn during the 2020 season. Levels are cumulative and are calculated using Show & Sell, Take Order, and Online sales.
Total sales from Show & Sales, Take Order, and Online MUST be entered in the Popcorn System by a Unit Leader to be calculated and counted towards all Council offered incentives. Individual Scout sales totals for all sales types must be entered in the Trail’s End Popcorn System by a Unit Leader.
All deadlines will be strictly enforced. Deadlines listed at the bottom of this page.
Scouts must sell at least $50 in popcorn to receive the Council Popcorn Patch. At least one online sale must be made to receive the Online Sales patch piece.
$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.
- Individual Scouts may only win once.
- Scout eligibility will be determined by data provided in the Popcorn System.
- Unit Popcorn Leaders must update the Popcorn System by 10:59 PM each Monday for Scouts to be considered for that week’s drawing.
- Submissions will not be accepted by email.
Sell $800, or more, and receive a specially designed t-shirt! Size requests must be submitted via Council form no later than 10:59 PM Sunday, November 1st.
NEW – $2500 CLUB
Sell $2500, or more, and receive one (1) of the camping items listed below. Items must be submitted via Council form no later than 10:59 PM Sunday, November 1st.
- CamelBak BSA Water Bottle
- Osprey Daylite 13L Daypack
- ENO Doublenest LED Hammock
- Black Diamond Spot 325 Headlamp
Top selling Scouts and Units will be determined using the Scout Tracking information as entered by Unit Leaders into the Trail’s End popcorn system.
Due to COVID-19 the Top 200 event has been postponed until spring 2021. Once we have more information it will be shared.
- The top 200 sellers, Council-wide, will be invited to attend a special event.
- The top 100 sellers, Council-wide, will be invited to take part in the annual Spin-n-Win.
2020 Top 200 reports pulled November 1st at 11:00 pm.
Trail’s End Scholarship Program CHANGES
Scout families must turn in their 2019 scholarship forms by March 31, 2020.
Scouts enrolled in the scholarship by March 31, 2020 can continue to submit scholarship forms and their account will be credited 4% of their sales for the popcorn fundraiser in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Sales in later years will not be credited to the scholarship program. Sales after December 31, 2022, will not be eligible for credits to a Scout’s scholarship account.
There will be no new Scout enrollments into the scholarship program after March 31, 2020. TE will continue to pay out existing scholarship funds to eligible recipients under the current scholarship program.
NOTE: Scholarship changes were decided by TE, not Alamo Area Council.
Updated Trail’s End Scholarship Program Terms and Conditions – Last updated March 16, 2020
Individual Scout sales totals for ALL sales types MUST be entered in the Trail’s End Popcorn System by a Unit Leader.
Mondays, 10:59 PM – $600 Club Weekly Drawings deadline
Sunday, November 1st, 10:59 PM – END of Popcorn Sale
End of sale in regards to patches, $800 t-shirt, $2500 Council prize and bonus prizes. After this date, the Council reserves the right to decline requests.
If your Unit still has popcorn, it can be sold after November 1st and Scouts can continue to earn Amazon gift cards for sales through December 31st.