Popcorn Resources

2023 Popcorn Information


2023 Timeline

Monday, October 30 Take Orders & American Hero Donations Due by Noon (ET)
November 10-11
Take Order Pick-up/Online Sales
Friday, December 1
Final Payment Due



Lincoln Heritage Council & Trail’s End Popcorn

The Lincoln Heritage Council is excited to announce a partnership with Trail’s End as the Popcorn Vendor!

Participating in the popcorn sale is a terrific way for your Scouts to earn money while learning skills like salesmanship, money management, entrepreneurship, and public speaking. There are so many wonderful benefits to Scouts as they participate in the popcorn sale.

Trail’s End offers a NEW and approved app which Scouts can utilize to track and report real-time storefront, wagon (door-to-door), and online sales while also accepting cash and debit/credit cards, (powered by Square). Through our partnership, there are no credit card fees!

The fall sale will kick off with key leader briefings in July. More details are to come but start looking for your unit’s popcorn kernel now.

You can register your unit now by clicking here.  Here are the steps:

  1. Click this link and choose ‘Register as Myself’
  2. Click on ‘I don’t have an account’
  3. Choose ‘Lincoln Heritage Council’, your district, and your unit
  4. If you do not see your unit in the drop down box, please let your district executive know
  5. Fill in the basic contact information
  6. Hit ‘continue’ and you’re DONE!

Sign your Unit up to sell Popcorn:

Hard work is a value that Scouting teaches and selling popcorn is a great opportunity for Scouts to learn the importance of earning their own way. More than 70% of proceeds stay right here in the Lincoln Heritage Council and help pay for Scouting adventures like summer camp and beyond. Commit your unit to the 2022 sale by completing our registration form here.

How to use the Trails End App:

Save time managing your popcorn sale with the Trail’s End app. This upgraded sale feature allows real-time reporting for storefront, wagon (door-to-door) and online sales. Track inventory by Scout and have your customers pay easily with cash and credit card. Every Scout will also receive FREE payment processing powered by Square to make every sale easier and more cost effective than ever.

Watch this quick video on How to Sell with the App: (https://youtu.be/SqyzkaqBmfM)

How to Sell Popcorn:

There are three different ways to sell popcorn as a unit.

  • Show N’ Sell is a direct sale that takes place outside of a local business where Scouts interact directly with community members and encourage them to buy popcorn.
  • Take Order is an order and fulfillment process that takes place in your neighborhood where Scouts go door-to-door and ask for popcorn orders that are fulfilled at a later date.
  • Online Sales are also available and can be used to raise funds for your unit no matter where the customer is located.


Kernel Journals: Council-specific Resources Trail’s End Resources
Kernel Journal VOL 1 Show-n-Sell Distribution Locations How to share your Trail’s End account on social media
Kernel Journal VOL 2 Popcorn Order Form Trails End Unit Kernel Guide
Kernel Journal VOL 3 Popcorn Kickoff Meeting Recording 2023 Unit Program Planner
Kernel Journal VOL 4 Popcorn Incentives, Return Policy and Commissions Trails End Rewards/Prizes
Kernel Journal VOL 5 Timeline Trails End New Unit Leader Training
Kernel Journal VOL 6 LHC Popcorn Facebook Group Trails End Facebook Page
Kernel Journal VOL 7 Popcorn return form Trail’s End Popcorn FAQ
Kernel Journal VOL 8 Trail’s End App Guide
Kernel Journal VOL 9 Storefront Guide
Kernel Journal VOL 10 Product Allergens Chart
Kernel Journal VOL 11 How to – Order Popcorn
Kernel Journal VOL 12 Scout Parent Guide