Popcorn Central

Selling Trails End popcorn is a great opportunity for units to earn funds to support their entire year of Scouting. The 2015 popcorn sale officially starts on September 22.

2015 District Popcorn Kickoffs

Eastern August 20th 6:30 PM St. Georges Episcopal Church 2425 S Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN 38138
Eastern August 26th 6:30 PM Farmington Presbyterian 8245 Farmington Blvd, Germantown, TN 38139
Wolf River August 13th 6:00 PM Bartlett Woods Church of Christ 7900 Old Brownsville Rd, Arlington, TN 38002
Twin Banks August 29th 10:00AM Mississippi Blvd Church(Chapel) 70 N Bellevue Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104
Thunderbird August 27th 6:00 PM  Scout Office Board Room 171 S Hollywood St, Memphis, TN 38112
Washington & Tallaha Sept 10th 6:00 PM 222 West 1st street

Cleveland, MS 38732

Malmaison August 27th 6:30 PM Greenwood 1st Presbyterian  300 Main St, Greenwood, MS 38930
NW MS Sep 3rd 6:30 PM St. Timothy's Episcopal Church 8245 Getwell Rd, Southaven, MS 38672

2015 Sale Schedule:

August Kernel Training & District Kickoff Meetings TBA
September 14 Show N Sell Orders Due to Council
September 22-24 Show N Sell Order Pick-up at Agricenter
Each Monday Fax in Fill-It-up Sheets to Council at 901-327-2010 for drawing
November 3 Show & Sell Money due to Council
November 3 Take Orders Due to Council
November 10 - 12 Take Order Pick-up at Agricenter
December 4 Take Order Money due to Council - Prize orders due to Council
 Need another Popcorn Order Form?  Click and print one right here!  2015 Popcorn Order Form PDF


Contact your District Kernel if you have questions:

Eastern  Michael Graubart  easternpopcorn@gmail.com  (901)-275-1155
Thunderbird  Elaine Hudson  elainehuds@yahoo.com  (912)-281-9900
Twin Banks  Darlene Turner  TDarlene99@yahoo.com  (901) 239-1651
Wolf River  Beverly Walker  wolfriverdistrictpopcornkernel@yahoo.com  (901)-493-2270
NW MS  Monica Caldwell  nwmspopcornkernal@gmail.com  (573)-552-2510
Malmaison  Alex Pelletier  alex.pelletier@scouting.org  (757)-784-1875

 Casey Manning  casey.manning@scouting.org  (662)-719-0086

Scouting Supports the FedExFamilyHouse!

Donate a gift of popcorn to families staying at the FedExFamilyHouse in Memphis.  FedExFamilyHouse is a home away from home for out-of-town families with children receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.  The average stay for these families is 3.5 days and their stay at the FedExFamilyHouse is free of charge.  What is a top request for families when they come to the FedExFamilyHouse after a long day at the hospital?  Comfort food! And popcorn is at the top of the list.  Donate today and touch the lives of those in need in ways you cannot imagine!  Learn more about the FedExFamilyHouse   

A New Way to Sell

Tired of having to deal with inventory, pickups and Show N Sells?  We have a new idea that is worth checking out.  With the combination of Online, Military, and the FedExFamilyHouse you have a powerful combination of selling techniques.  Support two great causes, get the same credit as traditional selling and place only one order. Click here and check out the details and have a great selling season!

Reasons to Sell:

  • Your Unit can raise enough funds for your whole year's program.  Each unit keeps 33% of each sale.
  • Boys build confidence & self esteem, learn goal setting, and how to earn their own way
  • Their are great prizes for your Scouts

Selling Methods

  • Show and Sell: This sale is designed to sell popcorn that your unit popcorn chair signs out and picks up at a district warehouse drop-off point. Then, at a location of your choice, you and the boys from your unit sell the popcorn directly to the public.
  • Show and Deliver: This is the best way to increase popcorn sales. The boys in your unit take an order form and product door to door. The boy sells the product, delivers the product, and collects the money all in one trip. Studies have shown that only 18% of US households have even had a knock on the door by a Boy Scout asking to support Scouting.  Do you see an opportunity here?
  • Take Order Sale: The boys in your unit take orders on a form for the different varieties of popcorn and then deliver them to their customers. The forms are turned in and one unit order is made. The popcorn is picked up by the unit popcorn kernel and distributed to the boys who made sales.
  • Online Sale: Your Scout can sell online to help earn his own way and fund his Scouting adventures!

For more assistance in selling popcorn to benefit Scouting, contact your unit popcorn kernel or your district popcorn kernel.