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Fall Popcorn Sale – Click here for the 2019 Popcorn Calendar

Click here to Submit Your Unit Popcorn Participation

Every Scout should learn the value of hard work and earning their own way. The popcorn sale is the perfect opportunity to teach this valuable life lesson and fund the most exciting year of Scouting ever. Over 70% of the popcorn sale support your programs and local Scouting! The Central Georgia Council does all the pre-work to set up the sale, eliminating the need for your Unit to research opportunities, calculate returns on sales, create sales and promotional materials, manage a relationship with a vendor, etc. The popcorn sale also helps the council raise money for summer camps, offering more extensive training for our volunteer leaders and members, and creating new and exciting programs for your Scouts. 

Scouts gain confidence, salesmanship and communication skills, and a sense of accomplishment. The popcorn sale is not just about selling popcorn; it’s also about promoting Scouting and the Scouting ideals!

Register you Unit on the Trails End website by June 1st and receive a free Square Card Reader to process credit card sales! 


How to Sell Popcorn

There are three different ways to sell Popcorn as a unit.

  • Show and sell is a direct sale that takes place outside of a local business, where Scouts interact directly with community members and encourage them to buy popcorn.
  • Take order is an order and fulfillment process that takes place in your neighborhood, where Scouts go door-to-door and ask for popcorn orders that are fulfilled at a later date.
  • Online sales are also available and can be used to raise funds for your unit no matter where the customer is located.  This year all online sales have free shipping!!!

Show and Sell

If your unit is engaging in a Show and Sell, you will need to first identify a local business where you can sell. Your unit should order their inventory by the show and sell deadline. You may sell the product however you see fit. Any unsold product may be used to fulfill Take Order sales, but may not be returned to the council.

Take Order

If your unit is engaging in a Take Order Sale, you will need to get order forms for your Scouts at the Popcorn Kickoff. Your Scouts can take orders until their unit's deadline when all order forms must be turned in to the Unit Kernel. The Unit Kernel enters these orders into the online order system by the Take Order deadline.

The Popcorn Selling Cycle

The Annual Popcorn Sale runs from August to December each year. Unit Kernels are invited to Council Kickoff in August.  Units should hold their kickoffs and begin selling in August, with sales wrapping up in November. Prizes and recognition are ordered in November and December.

Unit Popcorn Kernels

A Unit Popcorn Kernel encourages Scouts in the unit to participate in the popcorn sale and acts as a liaison between the unit and the council throughout the popcorn selling process.


Trail's End Popcorn Scholarship Program

Any Scout that sells over $2,500 in popcorn in a single year can have 6% of their sales placed in a scholarship fund along with 6% of their sales for all subsequent years.