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4 Page Take Order form
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Unit Kickoff Presentation (Power Point)
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Unit Kernel Council Training Presentation Aug. 4 & Aug. 10 (Power Point)
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Show & Sell - Scouts/Families
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For Scouts: How to sell $1,000
For Units: How to Fund Your Program
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Reward Prize Flier
Door Hangers for Scouts
Business Cards for Scouts


NEW Holiday products available until Nov. 16

Our annual popcorn sale has not ended, as you can take advantage of the Online Direct to Customers option! This allows Scouts to continue earning double the Trail's End Reward points and continue raising funds for their Scouting Adventures! Share the NEW Holiday Products with all those in your world and ask them to support you and your group's Scouting program! CLICK HERE for more information!

Holiday Sale extended with new products 

Trail's End has extended the Holiday Popcorn sale and introduced two new products to the lineup. These festive treats will bring some holiday cheer to your Online Direct fundraiser! Now available exclusively online until Nov. 16 or while supplies last. CLICK HERE to learn more!

Options for managing product inventory

  • Place a unit order at Trail's End website on a FREE SHIPPING period and have the product shipped to your unit kernel's home, where it can be distributed to individual Scouts.

  • Unit-to-unit transfer can be a handy and quick means for helping fill product needs. CLICK HERE to learn how to make this possible! 


Black Swamp Area Council and Trail's End Popcorn have teamed up for an exiting challenge for Scouts who make a sale different U.S. states. There will be 200 Scouts receive Amazon gift cards for their efforts. You can also download a map of the United States to help you track your success. Click here to learn more!


Please know because of production issues some products are currently not available online through Trails-End.com. Please continue to check back!

Unit Kickoff Presentation Available 

The Unit Kickoff Presentation is now available. In two formats as a Power Point or PDF, download it for your unit kickoff. 

The Power Point is editable for each unit, with options to personalize the following:

  • Title Slide can be personalized
  • Page 4 to add the Unit Goal and Scout Goals
  • Page 15 has a clickable link to a Scout’s “Sales Pitch” example
  • Page 24 has Key Dates for your unit’s sale
  • Page 25 has Unit Contact Information options

The PDF is the same file but cannot be altered.

Unit Kernel Training Was Online This Year

We produced an online training for virtual Unit Kernel Training this year to help all Unit Kernels prepare for this year's sale. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Power Point presentation from this training!

Welcome to the 2020 Popcorn Sale

As we kick off this year's popcorn sale, we understand now - more than ever - the value of the fundraising dollars that can be accessed by our units and council. Because of the current environment, this year's sale will undoubtedly be different, however we never underestimate our Scouts and their initiative to sell popcorn!

CLICK HERE to read a letter from our council popcorn leadership team!



Trail's End program changes for 2020

Trail's End is committed to support Scouting during these uncertain times and taking steps to protect Scouts, their families & their units. CLICK HERE to learn more about this year's sale.



Safety, changes to help Scouts have successful sale

A look at the impact of COVID-19 on the sale, how the direct sale has been improved, and the new reward improvements to give Scouts more opportunity to earn prizes for their efforts. PLUS a promotion for early adoption of the Online Direct sale with units able to earn 5% bonus in Amazon gift card for sales July 1 to Aug. 15. CLICK HERE to get all the details!




July 1 - Aug. 15 Online Direct sale - more info at www.trails-end.com/online-direct
Aug. 4 Popcorn Virtual Unit Kernel Training No. 1 on Zoom
Aug. 10 Popcorn Virtual Unit Kernel Training No. 2 on Zoom
Aug. 15 Local Sale begins with Take Order, App & Online sale
Aug. 31 First Order due: Take Order #1 & Show & Sell orders submitted on Trail's End website via unit portal
Sept. 18 & Sept. 19 First Order distribution: Take Order #1 & Show & Sell pickup at district warehouses
Sept. 18 Show & Sell Sale begins; Take Order Sale continues
Sept. 30 First Payment Due to Council (40% Current amount "Due to Council")
Oct. 19 Second Order due: Take Order #2 submitted on Trail's End website via unit portal
Oct. 30 Second Payment Due to Council (40% Current amount "Due to Council")
Nov. 6 & Nov. 7 Second Order distribution at district warehouses
Nov. 20 Final Payment Due (Balance amount "Due to Council"); outstanding balances after this date forfeit bonus. Youth Prize submissions due online via Trail's End website
Dec. 14 Unit bonus commissions deposited into unit accounts

This year we have planned for a slightly different campaign than previous years by having Units and Scouts begin from Day 1 with a Take Order sale. Show & Sell will begin a couple weeks later. There are two dates for units to place product orders with Order 1 consisting of Take Order at that time and Show & Sell. Order 2 is for the remaining product needs to fulfill all a unit's orders.

Please see the Unit Kernel Guidebook for more details, but know a successful and safe popcorn sale is possible this year!


Thank you for your support of the Black Swamp Area Council's Programs and Popcorn Sale.

Have questions? Contact Jim Mason, Development Director & Popcorn Staff Advisor, at jim.mason@scouting.org.

Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356