Planning and conducting a strong program is the best way to keep your Scouts active and interested in Scouting. Funding that program is equally important—otherwise great plans can’t become a reality. The annual popcorn fundraiser is a proven approach to ensure that your unit can meet its program and financial goals while teaching your Scouts the importance of earning their own way. Units have used the monies they raise to cover the cost of badges and advancement, outings, trips, and summer camp fees.

The popcorn fundraiser is administered by the Cradle of Liberty Council to help make your unit successful. Here are some benefits:

  • No Up-Front Costs: Units keep their commission and pay by December.
  • Turnkey Program: Training, order forms, online ordering, Scout prize program, and other resources are provided free-of-charge.
  • Proven Product Quality: Trails End provides superior, high-quality products. Always remember, however, we’re really selling Scouting adventures–popcorn is the thank you gift.
  • Teaches Life Lessons: Earning your own way, salesmanship, confidence, financial responsibility, and leadership to name a few. The fundraiser also provides opportunities for Scouts to earn advancements and merit badges.
  • Support: The council popcorn team, made up of volunteers and staff, stand ready to assist your unit with a successful fundraiser.
  • Over 73% Goes to Local Scouting: Not only does your unit raise the money it needs to fuel its program, but a portion of the sale benefits the council as a whole by helping us serve volunteer leaders and members by providing better programs and camping facilities.

2017 Information Coming Soon!

2017 Popcorn Fundraiser Unit Leader Training Seminars

You are invited to attend one of our two seminars this Spring where you can learn first-hand how to improve your unit’s Popcorn Fundraiser in order to support your “Ideal Year of Scouting” with one fundraiser. There’s no cost to attend.
By attending this seminar you will:
  • Learn how to plan out your unit’s entire program year.
  • Get hands on instructions on how to set your unit’s budget and sales goal.
  • Hear best practices from other leaders.
  • See all the new technology improvements from Trail’s End.
  • Learn all about the new and improved e-commerce site.
There will be light refreshments and door prizes!

Monday, June 19 – Philadelphia (registration coming soon)

Contact Information

Philadelphia Field Director Lonce Scott 484-654-9270
Northern District Senior District Executive Joe Leiss 484-654-9261
Popcorn Kernel Rae Whatley
Roosevelt District District Director Javon Arnold 484-654-9260
Triune District District Executive Aaron Munson 484-654-9263
Popcorn Kernel Arlene Gray
Montgomery County Field Director Nick Nowak 484-654-9209
Baden-Powell District District Executive Bob Ames 484-654-9204
Popcorn Kernel Rino Carbone
Continental District Field Director Nick Nowak 484-654-9209
General Nash District District Executive Adam Smith 484-654-9227
Lafayette District Field Director Nick Nowak 484-654-9209
Popcorn Kernel Becky Adamson
Washington District District Executive Ryan Martin 484-654-9217
Popcorn Kernel Jeanne Mesko
Delaware County Field Director Dave Bryan 484-654-9210
Conestoga District District Executive Jarred Barnes 484-654-9232
Constellation District Field Director Dave Bryan 484-654-9210
Popcorn Kernel Ed Connolly
Minquas District District Executive Kevin Jones 484-654-9236
Popcorn Kernel Vince Benchino
Council Staff Advisor Director of Field Service Greg Osborn 484-654-9239
Council Staff Advisor Field Director Nick Nowak 484-654-9209
Council Staff Support Field Service Specialist Amy Davidson 484-654-9229
General Email: popcorn@colbsa.org

Wawa Weekend Guidelines

On October 1 or 2, many of our units will have a great opportunity to sell at a selection of Wawa stores in our area. Wawa has graciously allowed Scouts this opportunity for many years at their available and approved locations, with site coordination through the local council.
Please review the additional safety rules and guidelines provided by Wawa, that must be followed when selling popcorn:
  • Solicitations must be at least ten (10) feet away from any door of the store as designated by General Manager
  • A maximum of four (4) people at any one time — at least 1 adult if there are minors — Minors must ALWAYS be accompanied by adults
  • Group uniforms/identification must be worn (BSA Field Uniform, “Class A,” is preferred)
  • To protect solicitors, if there are no safety bollards, your vehicle must be parked in a space directly in front of your collection area excluding handicap or non-designated parking spaces, and remain there for the duration of the activity
  • Duration of activity must not exceed four day light hours, 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
  • Solicitations may not be conducted in an aggressive or confrontational manner
  • Smoking is prohibited while soliciting customers
  • Porch area must not be blocked
  • No individual sales will be approved outside of the Council level arrangement
When members of your pack or troop arrive at your Wawa location, please set up as outlined above, and introduce yourself to the manager on duty to let him know that you are there. If any issues arise, please email popcorn@colbsa.org

Product Line-Up

  • Chocolate Lover’s Collection $55 ($30+ back to Scouting)
  • Sweet & Savory Collection $40 ($27+ back to Scouting)
  • Cheese Lover’s Collection $30 ($20+ back to Scouting)
  • Chocolatey Caramel Crunch $25 ($18+ back to Scouting)
  • Premium Caramel Corn $18 ($12+ back to Scouting)
  • White Cheddar Cheese Corn $15 ($11+ back to Scouting)
  • Classic Caramel Corn $10 ($7+ back to Scouting)
  • Popping Corn $10 ($7+ back to Scouting)
  • Kettle Corn Microwave $20 ($13+ back to Scouting)
  • Unbelievable Butter™ Microwave $18 ($12+ back to Scouting)
  • Butter Light Microwave $18 ($12+ back to Scouting)

Scout Prizes & Incentives

Prize Vault “Fill-A-Sheet” Drawings

New for 2016! Scouts who fill an order sheet will have the opportunity to submit their order form(s) to be entered into two “Prize Vault” drawings, one at the mid-point of the fundraiser and one at the end.

For each drawing, 10 lucky Scouts will be randomly selected to attend a pizza party in their honor and choose a prize worth approximately $100!

Deadlines for entries: September 27 and November 5.
Prize Vault Pizza Parties will occur in October and December; availability of winners will help determine the exact dates of the parties.
  • Scouts get one entry per filled order sheet per drawing
  • Submit filled sheets (with Scout’s full name, unit type (pack/troop) and unit number) in one of the following ways:
    • Scan and email to popcorn@colbsa.org (include subject as Prize Vault)
    • Fax with cover sheet to 610-688-2951
    • Bring copies (keep originals!) to the corresponding product pick-up days

Kernel Connection E-Newsletter

This weekly newsletter, which will be distributed regularly throughout the popcorn fundraiser, is intended to be a resource for unit kernels (coordinators) to help your unit fundraiser be as successful as possible. Have comments or items to contribute? Please email popcorn@colbsa.org

Click here to subscribe

Make sure to select the **Popcorn Fundraiser 2016 email list in order to get the newsletter.

Popcorn Facebook Group

FacebookTo facilitate communication, as well as to provide a resource for units to post when they need additional Show and Sell product or have product to unload, we’ve created a Facebook group. It’s a closed group, so you’ll need to request to join.

  • Log into Facebook (if you’re not already)
  • Search for colpopcorn
  • Select Popcorn Fundraiser – COLBSA
  • Click Join Group

You’ll have access to the group once the page administrator approves your join request.
Questions or having difficulty? Please contact popcorn@colbsa.org

Popcorn Nutritional & Allergen Information

For nutritional and allergen information about Trail’s End popcorn, please visit:


At that site you will find detailed information about gluten, dairy, nuts, trans fats, etc. as it relates to the Trail’s End popcorn products.

 Prize System Access & Ordering

Unit Kernels can place their prize orders through one of two methods:

Through the Popcorn System (Try this first)

  1. Log into www.scouting.trails-end.com with your established username and password.
  2. On the main menu, click the word PRIZE.  Note that the main menu may show horizontally across your screen or may be a drop down when you click the word TUTORIAL.

Directly through PrizeMania

  1. Navigate to www.bsaprizemania.org
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions to:a) enter your email address as your username and enter cradleofliberty as your passwordb) retrieve your passwordc) request new logon (response confirmation within 24 hours)

If any unit kernels are not able to access the prize system, please email popcorn@colbsa.org and we’ll assist you in setting up your account.

Placing Your Order

Once you access the system, this video will help you navigate the system to place your order.

Council Events & Activities