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Great Southwest Council2019 Popcorn Campaign

2019 Popcorn Campaign

Key Dates

June - July - Units conduct Ideal Year of Scouting Budget Conferences

July 13 - Sangre de Cristo Unit Kernel/Leader Training

              Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, Los Alamos 10:00am  (POC Jan Gimar -

July 13 - Aztec Area Unit Kernel/Leader Training

                  Aztec Senior Center, Aztec, NM 10:00am  (POC Randy Saunders

July 17 - Metro Area Unit Kernel/Leader Training

                   Central United Methodist Church 6:30pm (POC Jan Gimar -

June 3rd - Last day to submit Sales Commitment Form (units that meet this deadline AND attend Kernel's training receive an extra 2% commission)

Aug 11th - Storefront (a.k.a. Show & Sell) orders due in

Aug 23 & 24 - Storefront product distribution (payment required at pickup, max of 2 week postdated check accepted)

Aug 25 - Product sales commence - all methods

Oct 14 - Storefront product return deadline (this is the last date to receive credit for unsold product)

Oct 20 - Take Orders Due in

Oct 16 - Last 1-on-1 Performance award 

Oct 21 - Last Day to submit entry for "Fill a Sheet" prize

Nov 1 & 2 - Take Order Distribution (payment required at pickup, max of 2 week postdated check accepted)

Dec 4th - Last day for Online Orders

Why Sell Popcorn?

The popcorn sale is extremely important to funding your unit's Scouting program! The sale is equally important to our Council so that we can provide adequate funding and maintenance to Gorham Scout Ranch, get Campbell Scout Ranch up and running, provide service to units, develop new programs, and much more.


We want to help you make Popcorn the one fundraiser that supports your Scouting unit all year. If you have any questions, or you're not sure if popcorn is right for you, please reach out to us!

Great Southwest Council Popcorn Kernel

Jan Gimar -

Great Southwest Council Program Director

Dawn Kristensen





v Weekly Storefront (a.k.a. Show-n-Sell) Performance.  Units using the 1-ON-1 approach are eligible.  The unit with the top sales for the week will receive a $50 credit to unit account.  Last award will be Oct. 16.  E-mail your weekly results to on Monday, including both Saturday and Sunday sales.

v District Winners.  $100 awards will be given to the top selling units in each district.  The quantity awarded in each district will be based on the number of units selling in the district.

v Top Council Winner.  The top selling unit in the council will receive a $200 bonus credited to their unit  account!



v Weekly Fill-a-Sheet Winners. Starting the week of Sept. 9, we will draw a winner from the filled Take Order sheets submitted the previous week. Prize: $50 GIFT CARD.  (Choice of Amazon, Walmart, or Scout Shop gift card.)  Last drawing will be Oct. 23.

v Top Sellers Award.  The top 2 sellers (total sales) in council select one of the following Gorham adventures: pool party for 12 people, high in the sky experience for 12 people (not available to Cub Scouts)shooting gallery experience for 12 people

Note: Eligibility for the last three scout recognitions listed above is based on ALL SALES reported under the Scout’s name in the Trails End system.


Popcorn Resources

2019 Take Order Form

Training on the new Trail's End App

Presentation from Trail's End on what's new this year

Military Donation Receipt

Leader Training info from Trails End

2019 Commitment Form - Print and Submit

2019 Popcorn Guidebook

Unit Kick Off Suggested Agenda

Storefront Commitment for families and scouts

Storefront Participation Tracker version 1

Unit Budgeting Presentation

Unit Budget Form              Unit Budget Form  
(PDF version)                    (XLS version)

XLS version has formulas to make the process easier

Steps to a successful online campaign

Unit Leader Instructions

Lots of other great resources are available on the Trails End website at: