Popcorn

Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Sam Houston Area Council as a result of the annual popcorn sale. 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 three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-n-sell. For more information, contact your district popcorn kernel or district executive.

Why Sell?   

• Increase your unit and council income – 73% stays in the local area.
• Meet annual fundraising goals faster than ever before
• Scouts pay for their way for various programs (e.g., summer camp, dues uniforms).
• Scouts learn life lessons by earning their own way.  
• Loads of incentives motivate Scouts to sell.
• Ordering has never been easier than with the Trail's End App.                                
Videos and resources help Scouts learn how to be successful.                                 


Ways to Sell Popcorn

There are three options to sell popcorn: traditional take order sales, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-and-sell (and wagon sales). All sales count towards prizes.

1. Take Order Sales 

Take order sales are the most traditional way to sell popcorn. Scouts go door-to-door with the take order form received from your leader after unit kick off on August 13 through October 31, 2019.    Customers write their order on the form.  Orders can also be taken via the Trail's End App (credit cards are accepted with no fees). Scouts should collect the money when the popcorn is ordered (checks should be made out to the unit). Popcorn will be picked up by the unit representative on November 16, 2019.

Sign-up for Take Order and Online Sales

2. Online Popcorn Sales - Now with Free Shipping!                                        

Selling online is the best way to sell to friends and family who live far away. Online sales count toward Scout rewards including the $650 club, and scholarship program. Participants can send emails to friends and family asking them to purchase products online. The email includes a link allowing them to begin shopping right away. Customers can pay with a credit card, and the products are shipped directly to the customer. The advantages of online sales are that the Scout doesn't have to collect money or deliver products. Online sales run from August 1 to December 31st.

3. Show-n-Sell and Wagon Sales

Show-n-sell is similar to take order sales, except Scouts have the popcorn in hand to sell to customers. All units are eligible to participate if they agree to the terms stated in the commitment order form. Packs, troops and crews can request permission to sell in front of a retail store or chartered organization. Show-n-sell should not replace traditional take order sales. Units can customize their initial order ($3,000 minimum) to meet their needs or they may still choose one of our pre-set bundle options.  Order and sell multiple bundles to increase unit profits!  Wagon sales is another great way of selling for Scouts.  It's a combination of the show-n-sell and take order methods.  The Scout takes actual product door to door in their neighborhoods to sell and is like a show-n-sell table on wheels.  There is little risk as any unsold popcorn is rolled into traditional, take order sales.  

Show-n-sell popcorn is picked up by the unit representative on August 17, 2019. For pick up times and location, contact the district popcorn kernelWeekly replenishment orders are available with no minimum requirements starting on August 29, 2019. Replenishment orders must be placed each week on Monday before 9:00 pm. 

 Order Show-n-Sale                   Bundle Options

 

Popcorn Blitz Day

Blitz Day is a designated day where units are encouraged to sell popcorn during take-order as a group by canvassing areas in their neighborhood. Scouts that meet the items sold count indicated by each date will qualify for entry.

  • September 28, 2019 – Sell a total of 40 total traditional items and then enter the drawing (link opens in September).
  • October 12, 2019 – Sell a total of 40 total traditional items and then enter the drawing (link opens in September).
  • October 26, 2019 – Sell a total of 60 total traditional items and then enter the drawing (link opens in September).

The winner will be drawn and announced on the SHAC popcorn Facebook page the following week. 

Note: Scouts are not required to participate in Blitz Day to enter the drawing. If the required number of items are sold and met by the deadline, a Scout may submit an entry for the drawing.

2019 Products 

  • Chocolate Lovers Collection (tin)
  • Cheese Lovers Collection (tin)
  • Chocolate Caramel Crunch (tin)
  • Premium Caramel ACP with nuts (tin)
  • Kettle 18 Pack (microwave)
  • Unbelievable Butter (microwave)
  • Classic Caramel Corn (bag)
  • Salted Caramel Corn (bag)
  • White Cheddar Cheese (bag)
  • Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese (bag) *only available for show-n-sell

Military Donation

The military donation allows customers to support the military and Scouting at the same time. Customers can choose to donate $50 or $30 worth of popcorn to men and women in the military, their families and veterans' organizations. There are no shipping and handling charges associated with military donations. Over 2,000 tons of popcorn treats have been shipped to hundreds of locations around the world! Military donations count toward Scout rewards.

Since customers who purchase a military donation don't receive the product in exchange for payment, the purchase should be 100% tax deductible. As always, recommend that the customer check the tax laws with their tax professional, as tax laws often change. 

 

Scout Prizes - Trail's End Scout Rewards

Ordered by November 1, 2019  

Scouts are motivated by prizes and the ability to work towards a goal. Scouts can now choose the prize they want on Amazon using an amazon.com gift card; rewards are managed and digitally redeemed by the Scout through Trail's End. The prizes they choose on Amazon are delivered directly to the Scout's door faster than ever before! 

2019 Prizes   Trail's End Online Prize Program     Rewards Program 

Trail's End Scholarship Program

Scouts who sell at least $2,500 (online, face-to-face, or a combination) in any calendar year will have 6% of their Qualified Product Sales count towards their own Trail's End Scholarship.* Once enrolled, 6% of their sales each year will go towards the scholarship*. Reporting of sales is not automatic, and forms must be submitted to Trail's End each year following the guidelines at www.trails-end.com/scholarship. Scouts only have to hit the $2,500 minimum one time, and don't forget online sales count!

Learn More

Top Sellers Recognition - More Information To Come

Sales Level Reward Scholarship Rewards Total
$350 - $499 $10 Amazon Gift Card $0 $10
$500 - $749 $20 Amazon Gift Card  $0 $20
$750 - $999 $30 Amazon Gift Card $0 $30
$1,000 - $1,499 $45 Amazon Gift Card $0 $45
$1,500 - $2,499 $75 Amazon Gift Card $0 $75
$2,500 - $3,499 $150 Amazon Gift Card $150 $300
$3,500 - $4,999 $225 Amazon Gift Card $210 $435
$5,000 - $7,499 $350 Amazon Gift Card $300 $650
$7,500 - $9,999 $550 Amazon Gift Card  $450 $1,000
$10,000 - $14,999 $800 Amazon Gift Card  $600 $1,400
$15,000 - $19,999 $1,200 Amazon Gift Card  $900 $2,100
$20,000 - $24,999 $1,600 Amazon Gift Card  $1,000 $2,600
$25,000 - $29,000 $2,000 Amazon Gift Card $1,000 $3,000
$30,000 - $39,000 $2,400 Amazon Gift Card $1,000 $3,400
$40,000+* $3,200 Amazon Gift Card  $1,000 $4,200

*Scouts receive 8% of their total retail at every additional $10,000 sold.

Resources

 

      

 

Contacts

Popcorn Distribution (November 16, 2019): Each unit should send one or more representatives to pick up the popcorn order for the entire unit. Units need to bring full payment (unit check or money order), and a list of the top three sellers and the amounts sold. Remember to bring a large enough vehicle to hold all the popcorn (mid-size vehicles hold about 15 cases; sport utility vehicles hold about 30 cases; minivans with seats removed hold about 50 cases; for more than 50 cases consider renting a truck).

 

District
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District Popcorn Contact 
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Popcorn Distribution
November 16, 2019

Aldine Pathfinder  

Natalie Villarreal
(832) 755-3894
Humble ISD Transportation Warehouse
170 Wilson Road
Humble, TX  77396

Aquila  

Debbie Watson
(832) 577-4117
Silver Eagle - Rosenberg
6902 Industrial Parkway
​Rosenberg, TX  77471
Arrowhead Jennifer Diangelo
(281) 725-0531
Silver Eagle - Rosenberg
6902 Industrial Parkway
Rosenberg, TX  77471

Arrowmoon

Jessica Evers
(512) 740-4281

Luis Guzman
(936) 661-9062
 

Big Cypress

Judy Lizarraga
(281) 253-5904
Devasco International Inc.
1626 S. Cherry St.
Tomball, TX  77375

Brahman

Susan Franklin
(979) 533-1120
Hungerford Co-Op
222 TX 60
Hungerford, TX  77448

Brazos

Janet Potts
(281) 750-5331
Silver Eagle - Rosenberg
6902 Industrial Parkway
​Rosenberg, TX  77471

Copperhead

Lynn MacKay
(281) 855-7306

Andrea Simpson
(832) 270-7616
Freeway Logistics
5912 W by Northwest Blvd.
Houston, TX  77040

David Crockett  

April Dawn Buchheim
(281) 813-3815
Saint John Lutheran
520 N. Holland St.
Bellville, TX  77418
Flaming Arrow Jenny Osment
(865) 405-0403

Janessa Tucker
(713) 899-4062
Humble ISD Transportation Warehouse
170 Wilson Road
Humble, TX  77396

George Strake

Ina Jones Silver Eagle - Conroe
2617 Industrial Ln.
Conroe, TX  77301

Iron Horse  

Dorie Hoffart
(832) 527-3839

Rob Hoffart
(832) 860-4890
Devasco International Inc.
1626 S. Cherry St.
​Tomball, TX  77375

Mustang

Kimberly Healey
(713) 248-9996
Freeway Logistics
5912 W by Northwest Blvd.
​Houston, TX  77040

Orion

Carol Bland
(832) 341-1744
Devasco International Inc.
1626 S. Cherry St.
​Tomball, TX  77375

Phoenix

Shannon White
(386) 292-0959
Devasco International Inc.
1626 S. Cherry St.
​Tomball, TX  77375

Raven

Michaela Enlow
(832) 597-0306
Silver Eagle - Pasadena
3505 Pasadena Freeway
​Pasadena, TX  77503

San Jacinto

Tiffany Clark
(281) 728-0378
Silver Eagle - Pasadena
3505 Pasadena Freeway
​Pasadena, TX  77503

Skyline

Bryan Robinson
(972) 849-0201
Freeway Logistics
5912 W by Northwest Blvd.
​Houston, TX  77040

Soaring Eagle

Rebekah Stone
(713) 303-9471
Freeway Logistics
5912 W by Northwest Blvd.
​Houston, TX  77040

Tall Timbers

Therese Wind
(832) 606-2137
Silver Eagle - Conroe
2617 Industrial Rd.
Conroe, TX  77301

Texas Skies

Melinda Shanley
(832) 266-8062
 

Thunder Wolf

Angi Hillin
(281) 773-1065
Silver Eagle - Rosenberg
6902 Industrial Parkway
​Rosenberg, TX  77471

Twin Bayou

Heather Montoya Freeway Logistics
5912 W by Northwest Blvd.
​Houston, TX  77040

W. L. Davis 

Kendra Quincy
(346) 228-4750
Silver Eagle - Pasadena
3505 Pasadena Freeway
Pasadena, TX  77503

Council Contacts

For more information, contact your district popcorn kernel or district executive.

Tess Wall
Popcorn Unit Specialist
 (713) 824-0858
 scoutertess@gmail.com

Mary Welch
Popcorn Staff Advisor
 (713) 756-3374
 popcorn@shac.org

Jeanne Gebo
Administrative Assistant
 (713) 756-3311
 jeanne.gebo@scouting.org


Important Dates 

August 1 - December 31, 2019 Online popcorn sales period
August 1, 2019 Show-n-sell orders due
August 13, 2019 Popcorn kickoff for unit popcorn kernel
After unit kick off through October 31, 2019 Traditional take-order popcorn sales period
August 17, 2019 Show-n-sell distribution (location)
August 17 - October 1, 2019 Show-n-sell sales period
August 22 - September 26, 2019 Show-n-sell replenishment period.  Orders placed by Monday at 9pm are distributed each Thursday
September 28, 2019 Popcorn Blitz Day (goal: sell 20 traditional sales items total)
October 1, 2019 Show-n-sell payments processed
October 12, 2019 Popcorn Blitz Day (goal: sell 40 traditional sales items total)
October 26, 2019 Popcorn Blitz Day (goal: sell 60 traditional sales items total)
November 1, 2019 by 4:00 pm Unit popcorn orders due online by 4:00 pm (scouting.trails-end.com)
November 1, 2019 Popcorn prize orders due online
November 16, 2019  Popcorn distribution (district distribution center location)
November 16, 2019  Unit top sellers form due to district (at the district distribution center location)
November 16, 2019  Unit payments due to district (at the district distribution center location)
February 14, 2019 Online commissions issued and mailed to the committee chair on file for the unit


Contacts

For more information, contact your district popcorn kernel or district executive.

Tess Wall
Popcorn Unit Specialist
 (713) 824-0858
 scoutertess@gmail.com

Mary Welch
Popcorn Staff Advisor
 (713) 756-3374
 popcorn@shac.org

Jeanne Gebo
Administrative Assistant
 (713) 756-3311
 jeanne.gebo@scouting.org