COL Mast


2014-Popcorn-Join-Fish-Club 2014COLPopcornLogo

70LogoPlanning 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 sale is a proven approach to ensure that your unit can meet its program and fundraising 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 sale 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 the Scouting experience, not just popcorn.
  • Teaches Life Lessons: Earning your own way, salesmanship, confidence, financial responsibility, and leadership to name a few. The sale provides an opportunity 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 sale.
  • Over 70% 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! (un-linked items coming soon)


Unit coordinators only: 

Popcorn System  | Prize Ordering System

Congratulations to the 538 inaugural members of the Cradle of Liberty Fish Club! By now most units should have received their patches, rods and lures. More than 200 Scouts qualified as full members of the 2015 Fish Club and are invited to the annual Fish Fest event at the USS Cradle of Liberty on Saturday, June 20 at Musser Scout Reservation. This all-day extravaganza is free to all full members of the Fish Club who sold at least $750 of popcorn and will feature music, food and of course FISHING! Save the date.


Congratulations Council Top-Seller Robbie Spiller!

Robbie Spiller of Pack 371 in Constellation District earned a brand new iPad Air after selling a whopping $9,180 in popcorn! The Webelos Scout filled forms by taking a house-by-house and block-by-block approach this fall. Congratulations and good luck on your Scouting Trail.

If you are coming to Return Day:

  • Come prepared with a list of product that you need to fill your take orders.
  • If we have the product you need on hand we will fill your take orders. There is NO guarantee that we will have the product that you need.
  • Staff will be at Reads to submit your order for you and adjust any returns that you may have.
  • Bring your completed $400+ Sellers List so your Scouts will be sure to receive their Fish Club memberships and gear!

If you do not have returns:

  • Log onto the Popcorn Ordering System at and place your take order before the end of the day on October 25th. If you do not have your access information or have questions, contact your DE or QUE before then.
  • Email your DE or QUE your $400+ Sellers List by the end of the day November 8th.

In an effort to maximize your popcorn sale and ultimately earn more money for your unit, Cradle of Liberty Council allows you to transfer and/or receive product from other units throughout the sale. There is a very important form, called the Popcorn Inventory Transfer Form, that communicates this transaction to the council to ensure accurate records and inventories are kept. Each unit participating in an inventory transfer should fill out their respective portions of the form and retain a copy for their records. It is the responsibility of the TRANSFERRING unit to submit this form to the council office by e-mail at or by fax at 610-688-2951.


Please note the due date for the $10K order has changed from Aug. 28 to Aug. 27. We apologize for any inconvenience.

This weekly newsletter, which will be distributed each Tuesday until the end of the sale, is intended to be a resource for unit kernels (coordinators) to help your sale be as successful as possible.

Click here to subscribe

Make sure to select the "Popcorn Sale" email list in order to get the newsletter.

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. 

  Valley Forge Office | Rogers S. Firestone Center | 1485 Valley Forge Road | Wayne, PA 19087 |               610-688-6900


Copyright © 2015; Cradle of Liberty Council