Popcorn Sales

Why Sell Popcorn?

Selling popcorn helps to raise funds to attend National Youth Leadership Training, Florida Sea Base, or Philmont, maybe even a unit trip to Mt. Rushmore or Yellowstone. Scouts may also build life skills like sales experience and social skills!

Sign your Unit up for the 2022 Popcorn Sale here.

Four Ways to Sell

Show N Sell: Just as the name suggests, show the popcorn and deliver it on the spot.

Show and Deliver: Show the popcorn now, and deliver later.

Door-to-Door: Sell popcorn in your neighborhood. This is the most successful way and the most overlooked.

Online: Sell to friends and family who don’t live in the area by using social media and email to market your sale.

For more information on each of these selling strategies, See Trail’s End library of videos here.

2022 Popcorn Timeline

July 13

New Kernel Popcorn Orientation 6:00pm – 7:00pm, (Virtual/Hybrid) (Wednesday) 

July 19

Returning Kernel Popcorn Orientation 6:00pm – 7:00pm, (Virtual/Hybrid) (Tuesday) 

August 11

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

Aug 26 & 27

Popcorn Distribution at District Sites

Sept 12

Second Replenishment Order Deadline

Sept 23 & 24

Distribution for Second Order

October 20 & 21

Popcorn returns

October 24

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

November 4 & 5

Council Popcorn Distribution

December 2

All money needs to be into the Greater Colorado Council (Paid in Full)

2022 GCC Storefronts Dates 

Once again, the Council has partnered with Trails End to provide prescheduled storefront opportunities to help Kernels manage the sell. Below is the timeline for scheduling shifts and when the platform will open to units. Sales numbers are based on 2021. 

Monday, July 25th – $20K & above Units, 2 Reservations within District 
Tuesday, July 26th – $10K & above Units, 2 Reservations within District 
Wednesday, July 27th – All units, 2 Reservations within District 
Thursday, July 28th – All units, 2 Reservations within District 
Friday, July 29th – All units, 4 Reservations within District 
Saturday, July 30th – All units, Unlimited Reservations within Council. 



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 2nd.

  • 30% Base Commission
  • 5% Bonus Commission: 20/20 Club (Complete any 1 of the 3 below)
    • Unit Sells over $20,000 of Popcorn in 2022
    • 20% increase in total popcorn sales from 2021 amount
    • Unit new to the popcorn sale (did not participate in the 2021 popcorn sale)
  • 2% Bonus Commission Zero Returns (Only allow a maximum 5% in 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 12-2-2022 will receive a maximum 30% base commission.

How Can I Sell A bunch of Popcorn?

Sell the Scouting experience, not just the popcorn. What do we mean by this? You learn to tie knots, catch fish, build character, be a contributing member of society and anything else you can think of. Pitch this idea to the people around you who will support the mission of Scouting more than just a popcorn sale. 

Here’s an example: “My name is Pickachu, and I’m part of Pack 1. I am selling popcorn to earn my way to Philmont Adventure Camp. I’m excited to go with my friend Bulbasaur. Can you help me go to camp?” 

Helpful Links

Unit and Leader

Questions or Suggestions for this year’s sale? Please email us.

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