Popcorn Sale 2019

Popcorn Kickoff 2020

Popcorn Kickoff
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Virtual Training
Various Times Available!

Everyone is welcome!

The Popcorn Committee has put together an informative Virtual Popcorn Kickoff to be Saturday, August 22, 2020, from the comfort of your home via Zoom.  At this event we’ll talk about what is new for 2020 – and there’s lots!  We’ll also refresh everyone’s memory and get the kids excited for Popcorn 2020.

There are sessions for Youth and for New Kernels and Adults wanting a refresher course.  For those “Seasoned” Popcorn Kernels and Adults, we have condensed your training down to less than an hour!

Who is Invited

Youth – Every youth who will be selling popcorn is asked to attend; Lions – Eagles.  We will be working with their script, good and bad site displays, wagon sale etiquette, on line sales, app know-how and prizes. The youth will “rotate” through sessions and participate in interactive learning.

New Popcorn Kernels – Popcorn Kernels that are new this year or those who feel like they need a refresher from last year are asked to attend.  You will work with Dawn and Shelley learning the ins and outs off Popcorn 2020.  They will walk you through terminology, app procedures, reports, and important dates.

“Seasoned” Popcorn Kernels – Those that have experienced at least one popcorn sale are considered “seasoned”.  We have condensed your training to just 50 minutes.  During this time we’ll give you the “What’s New” of Popcorn 2020.  We’ll talk about important dates, remind you of reports you can find on the app and answer any questions you may have.

Adults – All adults are welcome to attend training as well.  If you want to learn more about how the popcorn sale works and have a full training, please join the New Popcorn Kernel class.  For those adults who have been through several sales and just want a refresher course and to learn what’s new, the “Seasoned” Popcorn Kernel class is for you.

Commission Climb

Just a reminder that attending Popcorn Kickoff is part of your commission climb.

  • +2% commission will be added to your base of 20% when Popcorn Kernel (or designee) and at least 1 youth from your unit attends the popcorn kickoff via Zoom
  • Earn an additional 3% commission for having 10% of your youth (BSA registered on 7-31-2020) attending the kickoff on August 22, 2020, with a minimum of 2 youth plus the Popcorn Kernel (or designee). (Decimals will be rounded up at 0.5).
Please note:  If you are registering adults and youth in the same household, we will be using break out rooms in Zoom sending youth and adults two different directions.  Youth and adults will not be able to share the same computer to do training.  Phones, ipads etc. will also work to view the training.  If you have only one device/computer in your home, please sign up for different time slots.

Time Slots

The day is Saturday, August 22, 2020 and the time slots are as follows

  • 9am – 10:40am
    • Youth and New Kernels and adults 
    • 9am – 9:50am
      • Seasoned Popcorn Kernels and adults wanting refresher course
  • 11am – 12:40pm
    • Youth and New Kernels and adults
    • 11am – 11:50am
      • Seasoned Popcorn Kernels and adults wanting refresher course
  • 2pm – 3:40pm
    • Youth and New Kernels and adults
    • 2pm – 2:50pm
      • Seasoned Popcorn Kernels and adults wanting refresher course
  • 4pm – 5:40pm
    • Youth and New Kernels and adults
    • 4pm – 4:50pm
      • Seasoned Popcorn Kernels and adults wanting refresher course

You will receive your Zoom instructions on Friday, August 21, 2020, via the email you provide during registration.  


Important Popcorn Date

The following is a list of important dates to remember for Popcorn 2020.  Check back frequently for additions!

  • Saturday, August 22, 2020              Popcorn Kickoff
  • Thursday, August 27, 2020             Popcorn Orders due for Show ‘n Deliver
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020      Popcorn distribution to units from distribution sites
  • Saturday, September 19, 2020       Popcorn sale begins
  • Monday, September 21, 2020        2nd opportunity to order product
  • Friday, October 2, 2020                   Popcorn pickup; product ordered September 21st; Center for scouting
  • Monday, October 5, 2020                3rd opportunity to order product
  • Friday, October 16, 2020                 Popcorn pickup; product ordered October 5th; Center for Scouting 
  • Sunday, October 25, 2020               Popcorn sale ends
  • Monday, November 2, 2020            Final popcorn orders due
  • Friday, November 20, 2020             Popcorn distribution to units from distribution sites
  • Friday, December 11, 2020             Popcorn checks cashed

Webinars for Adults and Popcorn Kernels

Trails End has made multiple webinars to help you succeed with Popcorn 2020.  We all know with Covid-19, popcorn sales will look different this year.  These webinars not only will give you tips to help sell during this time but will also go over the important details for the app.

For a full listing of dates and times Click Here You will be sent a link with how to access the webinar.  You must register for these webinars so please sign up early as space in each session is limited.

Anyone is welcome to attend any of the webinars.  Some of the audiences for the webinars are

  • District Kernel training
  • Popcorn Kernels in units with sales between $0 – $7,500
  • Popcorn Kernels in units with sales between $7,500 – $20,000
  • Popcorn Kernels in units with sales over $20,000
  • Scout Parents & Scouts who sell $1,000
  • Scout Parents & Scouts who sell over $2,500