Popcorn Distribution – VERY IMPORTANT
Saturday, September 16th is popcorn Show-N-Sell pick-up
Time: 8:00 am – 9:30 am (we will close the doors at 9:30am, so please make sure someone is there to pick up your popcorn)
Locations: DELL/EMC – 21 Coslin Drive Southborough
** If you unit sold over $10K in popcorn last year, you have priority pickup. This means you will be allowed to go to the front of the line once you have reviewed your popcorn order and have signed off on it. Please make sure you have all of the popcorn that you have ordered.
Please note: due to liability issues, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed inside the distribution site.
How many boxes will fit in my car?
Depending on what you ordered, here is a listing by vehicle type that will help to determine if you will have enough room.
- Mid-size Car – 20 cases
- Luxury Size Car – 40 cases
- Mini-van – 60 cases
- Large SUV – 70 cases
- U-Haul – Over 70 cases
Where do I pick up my popcorn?
The following districts will pick up their popcorn at the SYSCO Boston, Plympton location: Cranberry Harbors, Squanto
The following districts will pick up their popcorn at DELL/EMC, Southborough: Seven Rivers, Cannon, Powder Keg, JP Becker
WANT TO GET YOUR POPCORN EARLY?
Here is your opportunity to get your popcorn a day or two earlier than everyone else. We need your help sorting the deliveries. Pick which day and location works better for you. We would need you from 1:00 – 4:00 pm and then we will be happy to put your popcorn in your vehicle.
If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reach faraway friends and family when you sell Trail’s End online!
Benefits of Selling Online
**** Please note: when asked what council you are from, please look for “TWO FIFTY ONE” or “Mayflower” Trails-End is trying to change our name in the systems
- Sign in or create your account on Trails-end.com
- Share your webpage via email and social media
- View your online sales and track your sales as you reach your goal!
- Sign in to your Popcorn System account (login information provided by your council)
- Go to the Reports section
- Click Download Online Sales Report
Online sales totals by Scout can also be viewed on the Scout Tracking page in the Popcorn System.
What is the Annual Popcorn Sale:
Each fall, Scouts hit the streets selling popcorn in front of grocery stores, in their neighborhood and to friends and family as part of our Annual Popcorn Sale. This program is a Council administered fundraiser designed to engage Scouts in the process of raising the funds that will support their unit’s program needs for the entire year. It also gives Scouts pride knowing they earned their own way!
Methods of Selling
70% of the proceeds from Popcorn sales stay within the local council. The individual unit can earn between 30%-50% of the retail value of the popcorn for every bag sold.
Show and Sell:
This sale is designed to sell popcorn that your unit popcorn kernel signs out and picks up at a council pickup location. Then, at a location of your choice, you and the boys from your unit sell the popcorn directly to the public.
Show and Deliver:
This is the best way to increase popcorn sales. The boys in your unit take an order form and product door to door. The boy sells the product, delivers the product, and collects the money all in one trip.
Take Order Sale:
The boys in your unit take orders on a form for the different varieties of popcorn and then deliver them to their customers. The forms are turned in and one unit order is made. The popcorn is picked up by the unit popcorn kernel and distributed to the boys who made sales.
Your Scout can sell online to help earn his own way and fund his Scouting adventures. On-line sales earns 50% directly back to your unit.
Trail’s End partners with Soldiers’ Angels to deploy all military popcorn sales to various bases, VA hospitals, and National Guard units.
Start Or Grow Your Own Popcorn Sale
If you would like to learn more about how your unit can start or grow a popcorn sale please contact your district executive for a fundraising consultation.