Popcorn Sale

Popcorn Sale

Sign Up Your Unit to Sell   Trail’s End Online Sales  Trail’s End Popcorn System


The Popcorn Sale is Important!

There are plenty of good reasons for your Scouts to take part in the annual popcorn sale. Scouts can earn money for camp and activities throughout the year and they learn valuable skills like teamwork, goal setting, time management and salesmanship – just to name a few. Scouts gain confidence and a sense of accomplishment, the popcorn sale is not about selling popcorn, it’s about promoting Scouting!

Selling popcorn also helps the Council raise money for improving our summer camps, offering more extensive training for our volunteer leaders, and keeps program and activity costs down. Best of all, there is NO upfront cost to your Unit to participate! The popcorn sale benefits the council as a whole by helping us!

2016 Holiday Sale

We want to give all of your new recruits the opportunity to earn their way through Scouting with the Holiday Popcorn Sale! Scouts can use the Online System and Take Order forms to boost their income. It works just like the fall sale, but we’ve sweetened the incentives for the holidays! Take a look at the details below:

November 7th: Sale Starts
November 11th: Veterans Day Special! All Online Military Sales earn 50% commission!
December 5th: Orders are Due to the Council
December 17th: Distribution Day (Location TBA)
January 5th: Money Due

Unit Commissions and Incentives:
• Commission is 34% with prizes, 36% without prizes (amounts can be added to fall sale to reach 50% commission bonus)
• Prizes are the same through Prize Mania (not cumulative with fall prizes, no exceptions)

EXTRA Incentives:
• Units selling $3500 + from Nov 7th – Dec 5th earn an EXTRA $500 in commission

• Online sales weekly drawings (11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16) for a chance to win:

  • 4 VIP Tickets to Newport Sea Base Christmas Parade
  • 4 Tickets to Open Program Day at the Outdoor Education Center
  • 4 Tickets to a 3 hour Newport Sea Base Adventure
  • $100 Program voucher for 2017: For use at Day Camp, Summer Camp at SSRLV, Sea Base, or Oso Lake Scout Camp

Let’s get started!

Is your unit ready to sell? Call or email Roslyn Ortiz at 714-546-4990 or RoslynO@ocbsa.org to confirm your participation and to make arrangements for any popcorn materials you may need.


Fall 2016 Sale Timeline

Be sure to mark your calendar with these important dates!
Highlighted items are required for bonus commission. Refer to your leader guide for details.
Date Item Action Needed
Tues 6/28 Unit Popcorn Kernel Training Attend the training. Click here to RSVP!
Sat 8/6 Unit Popcorn Kernel Training Attend the training. Click here to RSVP!
Sat 8/20 Popcorn Sale Kick-Off Training & Kit and attend the training. Click here to RSVP!
Sat 8/20  Popcorn Action Plan Due  Turn in to District Kernel or email it to Roslyn Ortiz.
Weds 8/31 Orders Due –
Show-N-Sell & Show-N-Deliver
Submit your unit orders online.
Sat 9/17 Distribution Day –
Show-N-Sell & Show-N-Deliver
Appointment required – contact your District Kernel.
Fri 10/21 Returns & Payment. (SNS/SND Closeout) Unopened Cases only. Cheese and Chocolate products may not be returned.
Mon 10/24 Orders Due – Take Order Login to the popcorn system to place your unit order.
Fri 11/4 Orders Due – Prizes Place your order online.
Fri 11/4 Names Due for the Ducks Popcorn Club Click here to submit your Scout names online.
Thurs 11/10  Payment Due –
Show-N-Sell & Show-N-Deliver  
Units keep the commission & submit the difference.
 Sat 11/12 Distribution Day – Take Order Appointment required – contact your District Kernel.
 Thurs 12/8   Payment Due – Take Order  Units keep the commission & submit the difference.
 TBA Ducks Popcorn Club Member Celebration Come out, get your t-shirt & celebrate with the Ducks!

Store Front Sales

Some stores may require a Certificate of Insurance before you can sell in front of their store. You may receive this from Council by filling out the Request for Certificate of Insurance form located here. In most cases the store does not want to track the units coming to sell, so selling will be on a first come, first sell basis and to be scheduled with the store location of your choice. Stater Bros. and Irvine Property storefronts are the only council coordinated booth sales.

Click here to sign up for these storefronts.


These resources have all sorts of useful information to aid you and your Unit in the popcorn sale and, as always, we are here to help answer any questions that you may have.

Unit Leader Guide Action Plan 2016 Kernel Training Flyer
Popcorn Budget Form Online Account Setup for Leaders Online Account Setup for Scouts
Popcorn Order Form GoPayment App Guide Trails-End Scholarship Form
 Prize Incentive Program Certificate of Insurance Request  Top Seller Tips (Video)
Military Donation Receipt Popcorn Pantry Instructions Popcorn Exchange Form Prizes

Our Cub Scouts teach Chewbacca how to sell Trail’s End Popcorn!