Popcorn Sales - Unit and Adult Leader Area

Thank you for choosing the Trail’s End popcorn sale as your major fundraising activity for the year. By selling Trail’s End popcorn not only will your unit be able to raise all the money it needs for your Ideal Year of Scouting, but your Scouts can also earn awesome prizes just by selling! Over 73% of the popcorn sale goes to support Scouting here in the Denver Community. More than any other fundraiser out there, the popcorn sale is what you can participate in to keep the cost of Scouting at a minimum. In 2019, $2.4 million of popcorn was sold in the Denver Area because of your support.

Sign your Unit up for the 2021 Popcorn Sale here.

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Trail's End Popcorn Information

After you have signed up your unit for the popcorn sale. You will receive log-in information for the Trails End Website. The online popcorn system on Trails End allows your unit to order its popcorn and prizes. You also have the opportunity to set up this system for each of your Scouts so that they can order their popcorn and prizes online and submit them to you for approval. 

Please review your profile on Trails End before when you get your log-in information to make sure your contact information is entered correctly. If your email is incorrect, you will not receive the weekly popcorn reminder emails. If you are the unit’s popcorn Kernel and have not received your log-in information or if your information is incorrect please contact Charlie Botnick at 720.266.2148.

2021 Popcorn Timeline


July 13

Popcorn Orientation 6:00pm – 7:00pm, (Virtual/Hybrid) (Tuesday) Register Here

July 21

Popcorn Orientation 6:00pm – 7:00pm, (Virtual/Hybrid) (Wednesday) Register Here

August 9

Deadline for Units to place first order (Show and Sell)

Aug 27 & 28

Popcorn Distribution at District Sites

Sept 13

Second Replenishment Order Deadline

Sept 24 & 25

Distribution for Second Order

October 21 & 22

Popcorn returns

October 25

Deadline for Units to place final order (Door to Door)

November 5 & 6

Council Popcorn Distribution

December 3

All money needs to be into the Denver Area Council (Paid in Full)

2021 Commission Structure & Incentives

Units can earn up to 37% commission for the traditional popcorn sale. Bonus commission is given in December only if units have settled their popcorn account by December 3rd.

  • 30% Base Commission
  • 5% Bonus Commission: 20/20 Club (Complete any 1 of the 3 below)
    • Unit Sells over $20,000 of Popcorn in 2021
    • 20% increase in total popcorn sales from 2020 amount
    • Unit new to the popcorn sale (did not participate in the 2020 popcorn sale)
  • 2% Bonus Commission Zero Returns
  • 35% Flat Commission given for all “Direct to Consumer” online popcorn sales

If a unit sells over $40,000 in Popcorn, they will automatically qualify for 37% commission. 

Any unit whose account is not settled in full by 12-3-2021 will receive a maximum 30% base commission.

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