Rio Grande CouncilTrails End Popcorn

Trails End Popcorn: 

Thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Rio Grande Council as a result of the annual Trail's End popcorn sale. Over 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-and-sell. For more information, contact: 

Council Staff Advisor  Ernest Espinoza
Council Popcorn Coach  Francisco Hernandez
Asst Council Popcorn Coach  Sarah Mendez
Arrowhead Popcorn Coach  Cristina Torres
Rio Bravo Popcorn Coach  Daniel Flores
Tip-O-Tex Popcorn Coach  Rick Legere
Trails End


Popcorn Campaign Dates

 September 1st

Online popcorn sales period

September 7th

August 18th 

Show N Sell Order Due Date

Ideal Year of Scouting Training

September 21st & 22nd

Popcorn kickoffs 

After unit kick off through November 1st

Traditional take-order popcorn sales period

September 21st & 22nd 

Show-N-Sell unit popcorn pick up and distribution 

November 1st 

Show-N-Sell sales period

November 1st


Unit orders due on Trail's End Website and unit payments due to council.

Filler ups are due, All money due to Council, show n Sell due

November 10th

Popcorn distribution (see Popcorn Handbook for Locations)


Why Sell?

  • Increase your unit and council income – 73% stays in the local area.
  • Scouts pay for their way for various Scouting programs and activities.
  • Scouts learn life lessons by “earning their own way.”
  • Unit popcorn % for 2017 starting at 30%.  
  • Additional 1% unit attending Ideal Year of Scouting training on September 9th.
  • Additional 1% unit attending September Popcorn Kickoff
  • Additional 1% for placing order and paying by October 30th. 2017 deadline.
  • There are loads of incentives to motivate Scouts: amazon gift cards and Beach Park perks. 


Ideal Year of Scouting

Unit Popcorn Coaches' Handbook - _________________________.

2020 Products

Ways to Sell Popcorn


   Register Scouts to sell online

Because is a website geared towards children, many under the age of 13, they require customers to enter their birth date before making a purchase to ensure our site remains 100% COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) compliant. This information is not saved and cannot be viewed by Trail’s End staff. 

Top Seller Tips


2020 Scout Prizes




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