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Planning and conducting a strong program is the best way to keep your Scouts active and interested in Scouting. Funding that program is equally important--otherwise great plans can't become a reality. The annual popcorn fundraiser is a proven approach to ensure that your unit can meet its program and financial goals while teaching your Scouts the importance of earning their own way. Units have used the monies they raise to cover the cost of badges and advancement, outings, trips, and summer camp fees.

The popcorn fundraiser is administered by the Cradle of Liberty Council to help make your unit successful. Here are some benefits:

  • No Up-Front Costs: Units keep their commission and pay in December.
  • Turnkey Program: Training, order forms, online ordering, Scout prize program, and other resources are provided free-of-charge.
  • Proven Product Quality: Trails End provides superior, high-quality products. Always remember, however, we're really selling Scouting adventures--popcorn is the thank you gift.
  • Teaches Life Lessons: Earning your own way, salesmanship, confidence, financial responsibility, and leadership to name a few. The fundraiser also provides opportunities for Scouts to earn advancements and merit badges.
  • Support: The council popcorn team, made up of volunteers and staff, stand ready to assist your unit with a successful fundraiser.
  • Over 73% Goes to Local Scouting: Not only does your unit raise the money it needs to fuel its program, but a portion of the sale benefits the council as a whole by helping us serve volunteer leaders and members by providing better programs and camping facilities.
Click on the links below or scroll through this page to get the resources you need! 

(unlinked items coming soon)

Commit Your Unit | Important DatesForms & Resources 
Product Line-Up | Prizes & Incentives Tips & Techniques
Kernel Connection E-Newsletter | Wawa Lottery Locations

Unit coordinators only: 

Popcorn System  | Prize Ordering System
Popcorn Forum

To assist your unit in preparing for the 2016 Popcorn Fundraiser, we'll be conducting four webinars every other Wednesday evening throughout the summer. The webinars will start at 6:30 PM and last no longer than one hour.

A short registration is required to participate (click on the links below to register). Webinars will also be recorded for viewing at a later date and the links will be posted here.

Webinar #1 - Popcorn Fundamentals: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | 6:30 PM

  • Vision and purpose
  • Telling the story
  • Timeline/key dates
  • Sales methods
  • Steps to prepare for a successful fundraiser

Webinar #2 - Unit Ordering/New Popcorn SystemWednesday, July 20, 2016 | 6:30 PM

  • New online popcorn system for unit orders
  • Steps to submit unit popcorn orders
  • New digital take order app
  • New online selling system for Scouts
  • New online product line

Webinar #3 - Prize Program & Bonus Incentives: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | 6:30 PM

  • Prize program levels
  • "Galactic Collection" piece patch
  • $750 Club bonus incentive options
  • "Prize Vault" fill-a-sheet prizes
  • Trail's End scholarship program
  • Ordering prizes and bonus incentives

Webinar #4 - Conducting a Unit Kickoff: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 | 6:30 PM

  • Benefits of conducting a unit popcorn kickoff
  • Communicating the program plan and goals
  • Training Scouts and families
  • Unit prizes and incentives
  • Themes and resources

 Participate in 2016 Popcorn Fundraiser and raise the money your unit needs for an Ideal Year of Scouting!

Commit to this year's Popcorn Fundraiser by completing the online form>

  • Chocolate Lover’s Collection $55 ($30+ back to Scouting)
  • Sweet & Savory Collection $40 ($27+ back to Scouting)
  • Cheese Lover’s Collection $30 ($20+ back to Scouting)
  • Chocolatey Caramel Crunch $25 ($18+ back to Scouting)
  • Premium Caramel Corn $18 ($12+ back to Scouting)
  • White Cheddar Cheese Corn $15 ($11+ back to Scouting)
  • Classic Caramel Corn $10 ($7+ back to Scouting)
  • Popping Corn $10 ($7+ back to Scouting)
  • Kettle Corn Microwave $20 ($13+ back to Scouting)
  • Unbelievable Butter™ Microwave $18 ($12+ back to Scouting)
  • Butter Light Microwave $18 ($12+ back to Scouting)

This weekly newsletter, which will be distributed regularly throughout the sale, is intended to be a resource for unit kernels (coordinators) to help your sale be as successful as possible.

For nutritional and allergen information about Trail's End popcorn, please visit:

At that site you will find detailed information about gluten, dairy, nuts, trans fats, etc. as it relates to the Trail's End popcorn products. 

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