Popcorn Sale

Get Excited About Popcorn in 2023!

The annual popcorn sale is our largest fundraiser. Annually, it puts more than $600,000 of cash and prizes into our units' hands to deliver the Scouting program! We are excited to continue to offer this as a fundraiser to our units this year.

Show & Sell Popcorn Pick-Ups!

Remember to plan adequate vehicles space for picking up popcorn – Clean out the trunk, inside of extra stuff, leave the kids and car seats at home to make space. We have included a Capacity Vehicle Estimator as a reference. 

Friday, September 15th

Plumber’s Union (Former Menard’s Store) 

2102 E. Springs Drive, Madison, WI 53704

Thursday, September 14th

Chamber and Owens’ Warehouse

1733 Morse St., Janesville, WI 53545

Key Dates for 2023

August 15 (Madison) & 17 (Janesville) – Popcorn Kickoffs

August 28 – Show and Sell Orders Due

September 14 – Show and Sell Pickups –  Janesville

September 15 -Show and Sell Pickups – Madison

Sale Starts as soon as you get your popcorn!

September 24 – Replenishment Orders Due

October 6 – Replenishment Order Pick-Up at Madison Office

October 23 – Sale Ends – Final orders are due today so collect your unit orders prior to place that order

October 23 – Take Orders Due

November 9 & 10 – Take Orders Pickup

November 22 – Final Payment

Sales Resources

Make 2023 your best sale yet with new sale resources to the upgraded Trail’s End App. Download our Guidebook below to get started.

  • Trails End Guidebook
  • Sales Flyer
  • Trails End Prize Flyer
  • Council Bonus Prizes
  • Product Case Counts
  • Vehicle Capacity Estimator
  • Storefront Reserve
    • Based on feedback from Unit kernels we did not use T.E. to set up Storefront sales this year.  Three of our major locations do not work with T.E. and that made it much less effective: Walmart, Roundy’s – Pick N Save and Metro Market, and Festival Foods. 

      We have lined up Festival Foods and have set up Sign-up Genius. Click here for links.

      Roundy’s sets up the Sign-up Genius for their locations. Click here for links.

      Walmart wants to work with local units unless there are issues with unit’s not sharing the time slot for the locations. Then they will have us get involved. 

      Please remember that Scouts are kind, friendly and courteous please share the local stores if you have more than one unit in the community. We don’t want to have to get involved with Storefront sales, but we will if we have to. Thank you for your cooperation in advance. 

Popcorn Kickoff Training

Missed our popcorn kickoff trainings? Don’t worry! We’ve included our kickoff handout and webinar video to review anytime along with our storefront reservation guide.

How to Sell Popcorn

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

  • Show N’ 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.

How to Use the Trails End App

Save time managing your popcorn sale with the Trail’s End app. This upgraded sale feature allows real-time reporting for storefront, door-to-door and online sales. Track inventory by Scout and have your customers pay easily with cash and credit card. Every Scout will also receive FREE payment processing powered by Square to make every sale easier and cost effective than ever.

Watch the training video and launch the training tutorial now.

Council Contacts

Council Staff Advisor – Oliver Dupree
Council Customer Service – Cindy Lee
Council Popcorn Kernel – Bobby Gingerich

Indian Trails District Kernel – Chris Courtney 

Mohawk District Kernel – Matt Rameker 

Wisconsin River District Kernel – Eben Christensen

Yahara District Kernel – Shannon Swadley

Indian Trails District – Andrew Olsen

Mohawk District – Oliver Dupree

Wisconsin River District – Lacey O’Rourke

Yahara District – Jason Ballew