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Popcorn Sale

All the money you need in the least amount of time

The annual popcorn sale provides the best opportunity for Scout units to raise all the money necessary for a quality, year-round program in the least amount of time possible. Unlike other product sales, units that can not sell their entire inventory of popcorn are not stuck with the cost of the surplus items.

The sale is the only product sales fundraiser approved by our council’s Executive Board, which means it is the only fundraiser in which your Scouts can wear their Scout uniform while selling/participating. It is not necessary to fill out a unit money earning application to participate in the sale.

Need More Information? Contact our council’s Popcorn Specialist:
Melanie Crawford
[email protected]
Cell: 512-944-7742

Check this page regularly for the most current information on our council’s annual popcorn program.


Popcorn Progam

Weekly Challenges

Scouts will be given 8 challenges with different goals for wagon, booth, and/or online sales.  Up to 5 qualifying Scouts will be drawn for each week’s challenges.  Drawn Scouts will be notified via email and names will be posted below on the following week.  Prizes include gift cards from Cabelas, Bass Pro Shop and various restaurants.  Award prizes will be available for pick up at the Frank Fickett Scout Center.  Parents can request the prize to be mailed, the Capitol Area Council is not responsible for and will not replace lost/stolen prizes.

Challenge #1 – sell 2 of every item (excluding American Heroes) in Wagon Sales from September 11th to September 17th.

  • Lilith Thomas – Pack 0090
  • Alexander Rietsch – Troop 0258
  • Nicolas Garcia – Pack 0912
  • Zoe Kallusch – Pack 0030
  • Charles Palm – Troop 0091

Challenge #2 – Work at least 4 hours and sell $300 or more from September 18th through September  24th

Challenge #3 – Popcorn Hero – record American Heroes donations of $1 more with each product sale from September 25th through October 1st.  Winners will be based on what percentage of your sales include product and an American Heroes donation of $1 or more.  Example:  if you have 10 sales and all 10 have an American Heroes donation, you hit 100%

Challenge #4 through #7 – coming soon

Challenges #8 – American the Beautiful – sell online to your friends and family across the USA.  Top 5 Scouts with the most states recorded from July 1st through October 31st.

2021 Planning

Important Dates –

  • Online and Take Order – open now
  • Show & Deliver – neighborhood wagon sales begin September 11
  • Show & Sell – booth sales begin September 18
  • All in-person sales end October 24
  • Online Sales End October 31 for council prize eligibility/recognition

The Contactless Sale

Scouts can now visit their neighborhoods and earn money to pay their way through Scouting while social distancing and staying contactless.  Here’s how:

  1. Load up your wagon with popcorn, a take order form, water bottle and the Trail’s End app
  2. Knock on your neighbor’s door or ring the bell
  3. Take a few steps back and clean your hands
  4. Keep your distance while you make your pitch – tell them about your next adventure
  5. Use your wagon stash or a take order form to describe the product and prices
  6. Start the order in the app
  7. At check out, click the share icon 
  8. Your neighbor gets a text to enter their information and payment
  9. Leave their items by the door or let them know when you will drop it off (don’t forget to mark delivered/undelivered in the app)

Popcorn for Membership

Youth and adults can sell popcorn to earn their 2022 membership fee with a special 50% commission promotions.  This promotion is not available with sales under your Unit or for booth sales.  To learn how to participate go to:

Earn your 2021 Adventure Box.

From June 11 through December 31 2021 Scouts can participate in the online popcorn program and pay for their own Capitol Area Council Adventure Box with their earned commission.

Easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Create a Scout Trail’s End account through our special program
  2. Adds a personal message or video to explain what you are working towards
  3. Share your site with text, email and family social media

Click here for further information and how to get started.

Online Sales

Scouts can continue to earn their own way with the Trail’s End online sale through the end of 2020.

  • Free shipping has been reactivated in the Capitol Area Council through the end of November.
  • Scout sales and amazon rewards will reset on January 1.
  • Units continue to earn 31% commission and can receive funds from Trail’s End by requesting a payout on the Account Summary screen.
  • Additional sales will not count towards council bonus prizes.


The Capitol Area Council is not implementing protocols or restrictions for the 2021 Popcorn Program at a council or district level. All Scouting families should reference and adhere to any precautions put in place by their unit leadership or chartered organization. The health and safety of our Scouts and their families is our priority and we ask that you take the measures that are ideal for you.