Popcorn

This is our annual fundraiser that supports all of our scouting adventures - camping trips, the Pinewood Derby, the Blue & Gold Banquet, advancements & awards, hikes, etc. Over 70 percent of the sales revenue from popcorn goes back to the scouts. 

A few to-do’s for you to get started:

  • Log on to the Trails-End Web page or App: This year, all sales will go through the Trail's End App.   You can download the "Trail's End" app from the Apple App Store on your iPhone or from Google Play (Google's app store) on your Android phone.  If your scout has sold online before, he probably already has a login. Otherwise, please register your scout by going to trails-end.com/registration :

    • When registering a new account, you need to select your unit.  To do this, use "National Capital Area” for council; For district, select “Potomac”; For Unit, select “Pack 478”. 

    • If you have multiple scouts in your family, when you register an account using the "Parent, on behalf of my scout", the "login" (aka account) needs to be a separate login for each scout (but you can use your same adult email for each scout's account/login).  

    • There are a few training videos here to help you get comfortable with using the app: https://www.trails-end.com/scout-training-dashboard 

  • Sign up for storefront shifts: This will be done through the Trails End App this year. We have reserved a number of storefronts at grocery and hardware stores around the area throughout September and October. If you have trouble signing up for a shift, send an email to the popcorn "colonel". We have lots of choices for you: places like Strosniders, the Safeway in Kensington and the Falls Road Giant that were all very successful storefronts last year. We’ve also added a few new storefronts: Dawson’s Market (the upscale grocer in Rockville Town Square), the Safeway in Wheaton near the metro station, and the Kensington Farmer’s Market.  

  • Start selling popcorn in person or online: In person sales are called “wagon sales” in the app. The "Popcorn Colonel" has all the popcorn at his house now, so contact him to get some door to door sales going (Ask your den leader for contact info). For online sales, customers get free shipping this year. Your scout can personalize his page through the Trails-End App, then send out a link to Grandma. 

  • Earn rewards: This year, all rewards are Amazon gift cards so that your scout can choose his/her own prizes. This is handled through the Trails-End App.