Why Sell?

  • Increase your unit and council income – 73% stays in the local area.
  • Scouts pay for their way for various Scouting programs and activities.
  • Scouts learn life lessons by “earning their own way.”
  • There are loads of incentives to motivate Scouts: cool prizes, Top 100 Club, college scholarship, free summer camp and more.
  • Burger's Smokehouse products (snack sticks, cheese & summer sausage) offered for sale.
  • Free popcorn sales kits including sample product.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Great Rivers Council as a result of the annual Trail's End popcorn sale. Over 73% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. The popcorn sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. There are four options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, show-and-deliver, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-and-sell. For more information, contact your district popcorn kernel or district executive.

Step 1.

Click the above button or contact Sonya Collier at 573-449-2561 x205 to sign up.

Step 2

Attend one Unit Kernel Popcorn Sales Training/Kick-off on Saturday, August 12 at Father Tolton High School, 3351 E. Gans Road, Columbia.  RVSP Here

Step 3.

Excite and Incentive your Scouts with a Kick off to ADVENTURES!


Tips and Advice to Help Your Sale
Steps to Success

  • Study the successful units in our council and elsewhere, and copy what they do. You can’t expect better results if you don't incorporate new techniques and methods.
  • Establish a unit goal and per Scout goal. A big trip for a unit goal works well!
  • Develop a unit incentive plan,  keep it exciting for scouts and family members and encourage 100% participation in your unit.
  • Train your Scouts and parents, so you have a fun and safe popcorn sale. Explain how they can earn popcorn prizes and support their activities.
  • Use all 4 sales methods Take Order, Show N Sell, Show N Deliver, Online.
  • Communicate frequently with scouts and family members.  

Sellers and buyers asked for a timing change in our sale, check out the changes in our calendar below!

Key Dates 2017   
Thursday, June 15 Deadline to receive incentives for registering your unit to sell
Tuesday, July 18 Unit Kernel Popcorn Sales Training
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 31469 MO-5, Tipton
Thursday, July 20 Unit Kernel Popcorn Sales Training
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM American Legion Hall, 520 Maple Street, Shelbina

Saturday, August 12 

Unit Kernel Popcorn Sales Training
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Fr. Tolton High School, 3351 East Gans, Columbia
Saturday August 12 Take order and online sales begin
August/September Unit or District Kick offs (Pep Rally) for Scouts 
Host unit kick-off and provide incentives for the Scouts
Monday,   September 11 Initial Orders Due (Show & Deliver and 1st take order)
Online at http://scouting.trails-end.com 
Saturday, September 23   Initial Popcorn Distribution Day
Appointments required with your District Popcorn Kernel.
Saturday, September 23  Show & Deliver and Show & Sell begins
Continue to sell take order!
Thursday, November 2 Popcorn Returned
No returns allowed for Burgers' or chocolate products
Sunday, November 5 Final Orders Due for both Popcorn (take order) and Burger’s products
Online at http://scouting.trails-end.com and Burger’s website
Thursday, November 16 GRC Incentive Form Due

Saturday,  November 18

Product Pick-up and 50% Show & Deliver Money Due
Appointments required with your District Popcorn Kernel.
Friday, December 1 Popcorn Money Due/Prize Orders Due
http://scouting.trails-end.com and http://bsaprizemania.org/


Great Rivers Council Resources Trail's End Resources Prize Program
Trails End Sales Guide How to use popcorn system Prize Program Brochure
Additional Product Form Virtual Sales Planner Prize Mania
Show and Sell Calculator Program Planner Prize entering guide
Unit Kernel Popcorn Packet Unit Kick-Off Presentation Prize Ordering Instructions
Great Rivers Council Guide  Parent Handout GRC Incentives Form
2016 Sales numbers by Unit Finalize your unit incentives Mizzou Basketball
Unit Product Transfer Form Council Kickoff Presentation  
Show & Deliver Product Return Form Sales System Manual  
Training Videos Trail's End Scholarship Program Burgers' Smokehouse 
Using the Popcorn System Scholarship Enrollment Burgers' Smokehouse Sales Guide
Tutorial: Personalized Selling Page Scholarship Payout Burgers' ordering website
Set a Digital Take Order Form Scholarship Terms & Conditions  
  Scholarship Balance Inquiry