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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: 512-627-0313

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


Popcorn Progam

2022 Important Dates

  • Monday, August 1 – Take Order and Online Begin
  • Saturday, August 6 – Popcorn Fair
  • Thursday, August 11 – Popcorn Order Due in Trail’s End
  • Wednesday, August 31 – Popcorn Distribution Day
  • Saturday, September 10 – Booth Sales Begin
  • Sunday, October 16 – All In-Person Sales End
  • Wednesday, November 16 – Popcorn Distribution Day (Take Order)

Patch Design Contest

We are looking for Scouts with creative ideas to design a new Capitol Area Council shoulder patch.  Click here to get all the rules, guidelines and submission form.  The new design and creator will be announced at the Popcorn Fair on August 6th.

How do you earn the patch:  all Scouts that track $500 or more in the Trail’s End app from August 1st through November 30th will earn the new Scout-designed Council shoulder patch for their uniforms.


Earn your own way to National or World Jamboree with popcorn by earning 50% commission. Scouts registered in either Jamboree event have the potential to earn their full registration fee with the Capitol Area Council’s special offer. The in-person program begins at the end of Summer, but you can start earning your own way today through the online program.

To get started:

  • Go to
  • Click Register at the top right
  • Select Scout or Parent, on behalf of my Scout
  • Complete the required personal information
  • Select Capitol Area Council
  • Select Jamboree ONLY district
  • Select National Jamboree 2023 or World Jamboree 2023
  • As soon as you can log into your Trail’s End account set up your profile, add some pics or videos and make sure to tell everyone why you want to go to Jamboree in the About Me section.
  • Get the word out – put on your uniform, show your Scout spirit and make a video with your Trail’s End link to post on your family’s social media outlets

Thank you for a Great 2021 Season!!!

Top 10 Scouts for the 2021 Popcorn Season:

Charles P – Troop 91
Edward K – Troop 408
Christopher C – Troop 162
Alexander d – Troop 234
Elizabeth P – Troop 16
Austin G – Pack 109
Alexander S – Troop 128
Cadence G – Pack 345
Simon C – Pack 27
Liam F – Pack 66

Click here for the top 100

Top 10 Units for the 2021 Popcorn Season:

Pack 82 – Thunderbird
Pack 12 – Thunderbird
Pack 66 – Bee Cave
Pack 30 – Bee Cave
Pack 170 – North Shore
Troop 408 – Blackland Prairie
Pack 685 – Blackland Prairie
Pack 371 – Chisholm Trail
Pack 812 – Sacred Springs
Pack 39 – Bee Cave

Click here for the top 25

Trail’s End Message

Tax season is upon us! We wanted to let you know that any tax forms required by the IRS have now been mailed to Units or Scouts. As a reminder, below is a list of forms that some Units or Scouts may receive:

  • Form 1099-MISC:  Scouts that redeemed more than $600 in gift cards during 2021 will receive form 1099-MISC.  1099-MISC is based on the amount of gift cards Scouts claim during the calendar, not the amount they earned.  Additionally, all Scouts that received a scholarship payout during 2021 greater than $600 will be receiving form 1099-MISC.
  • Form 1099-K: Generally, participating units that have more than $20,000 in gross credit sales from goods or services in the calendar and more than 200 credit transactions in the calendar year.  This is purely an informational form that is required to be reported. There are some state specific thresholds that require reporting at lower amounts – those states can be found here:

A total of 511 Scouts (0.6%) received form 1099-MISC and 312 Units (4.75%) received form 1099-K nationwide.