Popcorn Kernel Training Information

Popcorn Kernel Training 2021

It’s that time of year again!  Time to kickoff our popcorn season for 2021.

This year our adult training, Popcorn Kernels and anyone else who wants to learn, will be held at your Neighborhood meeting in August.  At these meetings we will discuss what is new for 2021, the product line up, and walk you through the steps of how to run a successful sale.  A member of the Council Popcorn Committee will be leading the training and answering your questions.

Youth training will be held at Expo 2021, on September 11, 2021.  More details can be found on the Expo page.

Remember adult training at the Neighborhood meeting is a Level 1 requirement for your commission climb.  
“Popcorn Kernel (or designee) attends your Neighborhood’s popcorn kickoff.  It is also acceptable to attend another Neighborhood’s kickoff if the date works better with your schedule.  Unit encourages and has at least 1 youth come by the popcorn booth at Expo.”

Our Council will be having training beginning August 3rd.  The listing is below.  You are welcome to attend any of the locations or via Zoom, and you may attend as often as you like.  You must register so we are certain to give you credit on your Commission Climb.

Tuesday, August 3rd                                                                                            
Cedar River & Southern Trails Neighborhoods                                                      
6:30 p.m.                                                                                                                  
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin
In person option only 

Great Bend Neighborhood
6:30 p.m.
Center for Scouting in Mankato
In person and Zoom options                                                                                              

Thursday, August 5th                                                                                         
North Star Neighborhood                                                                                      
6:30 p.m.                                                                                                               
Cedar Point Scout Camp                                                                                          
In person and Zoom option   

River Valley Neighborhood
7 p.m.
Norseland Scout Camp
In person option only                                                                                                                                

Tuesday, August 10th                                                                                              
Buffalo Prairie Neighborhood                                             
7 p.m.                                                                                                               
Scout Building at the Waseca Fairgrounds                                                            
In person option only                                                                                            

Thursday, August 12th
Gneiss Neighborhood
6:30 p.m
Pizza Ranch in New Ulm
In person option only

Trails End Popcorn Training

Beginning in June, Trail’s-End is offering training webinars.  All webinars are free but you must register.  We strongly encourage you to attend one of the trainings before attending the Twin Valley Popcorn Kernel Training.

Trails End New Kernel Training
An introduction to the world of popcorn for all those who are new to the position.

  • Learn in depth about the Unit Leader Portal and the Trails-End app
  • Get tips and best practices from seasoned Kernels
  • Training lasts about 45 minutes
  • Begins June 16th offered at various times and dates

Trails End Returning Kernel Training
Should be labeled as “Updates” vs. “Training” as that’s really what it is!

  • Find out what’s new on the Unit Leader Portal and Trails-End app.
  • Get tips and best practices from seasoned Kernels
  • Training lasts about 30 minutes
  • Begins June 17th offered at various times and dates

All webinars are free to attend but you must register.

Click here to register for Popcorn Kernel Training from Trails End

Click here to register for your neighborhood Popcorn Kernel training