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!

Stay tuned for sign-ups for the 2023 Sale closer to the fall!

Sign your unit up for the 2023 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.

2023 Popcorn Timeline 

July 11

Popcorn Kick-off 6:30pm– 8:00pm, (Tuesday)

July 20

Popcorn Kick-off 6:30pm– 8:00pm
Reigster HERE

August 3

Western Slopes Popcorn Kick-off 6:30pm – 8:00pm
(Thursday) Register 

August 11

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

Aug 25 & 26

Popcorn Distribution at District Sites

September 11

Second Replenishment Order Deadline

Sept 22& 23

Distribution for Second Order

October 16

Popcorn returns

October 23

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

November 3 & 4

Council Popcorn Distribution

December 4

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

2023 GCC Storefronts Dates

Wednesday, July 12 – 20K and above Units, 2 reservations with District

Thursday, July 13 – 20K and above Units, 2 reservations with District

Friday, July 14 – 10K and above Units, 2 reservations with District

Saturday, July 15 – 10K and above Units, 2 reservations with District

Sunday, July 16 – All Units, 2 reservations with District

Monday, July 17 – All Units, 2 Reservations with Council

Tuesday, July 18 – All Units, Unlimited Reservations within Council.

 Check out Storefront Availability HERE




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 4th.

30% Base Commission

      5% Bonus Commission: 20/20 Club (Complete any 1 of the 3 below)

o   Unit Sells over $20,000 of Popcorn in 2023

o   20% increase in total popcorn sales from 2022 amount

o   Unit new to the popcorn sale (did not participate in the 2022 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 12-4-2023 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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