Buy your Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Popcorn Here
The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts have their annual popcorn sales which kicks off the 1st of September each. The scouts selling popcorn door-to-door, in front of stores, and online.
You can buy popcorn online by clicking on the links below throughout the year. Butter and Butter Lite microwave popcorn are typically available online all year, whereas chocolate covered popcorn and pretzels are only available during the colder part of the year. If you miss the normal selling period, you can still order Boy Scout Popcorn online using the links below.
On this page you can vote for your favorite popcorn, currently the Chocolate Lover's Popcorn Tin is winning by a large margin.
You can find your popcorn here to purchase online, like cheddar cheese popcorn, caramel popcorn, chocolate covered popcorn, microwave popcorn, or you are looking for other products like white chocolate pretzels, trail mix, wasabi soy almonds, or yogurt covered pretzels. Or if your favorite brand of popcorn is Garrett's popcorn from Chicago, Dale and Thomas popcorn from Boston, Papa Dean's popcorn from Texas, Tin Roof popcorn from Florida, or Popcornopolis in California, it's time to try some Trail's End popcorn from the Cub Scouts.
Help the Boy Scouts and Cubs Scouts by buying popcorn online and 70% of your purchase will go back into the Boy Scouts organization.
My dad helped me build this page and keeps it updated.
All pictures of Trails-end bags are courtesy of the Trail's End promotional images.
I'm Ready to Buy BSA Popcorn, What do I do?
You can click the chocolate popcorn bag if you are ready to buy now, or click this link.
Not ready to buy, keep learning about the different kind of popcorn cub scouts and boy scouts sell during their fundraiser.
What was new with Cub Scout Popcorn in 2014?
In 2014, Trails-end and the Boy Scouts of America added a few interesting flavors to their popcorn lineup.
Pictured is a bag of Bacon Ranch flavored popcorn. In addition, Buffalo Cheddar Cheese popcorn, Dark and White Chocolatey Drizzle popcorn (similar to chocolatey triple delight from a couple years ago), Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese popcorn, pre-popped Kettle Corn popcorn, and Soar Cream and Onion flavored popcorn are also available.
In addition, a few collectable popcorn tins are available. If your local scout does not have these, you can check them out online.
Are you glad they brought back the Chocolate Lover's Collection?
What is your favorite type of popcorn?
What kind of Trail's End popcorn can I buy?
Here's the list of Trail's End Popcorn you can buy online and directly from the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts popcorn fundraiser. The popcorn products listed below are what you can buy directly from a cub scout. When you by popcorn online, Trails End sells these products in different combinations and anything with chocolate is not available until October.
Sweet & Savory Collection
one 22oz bag of Chocolatey Triple Delight popcorn
one 26oz Carmel Popcorn with Almonds, Cashews, and Pecans
one 8oz Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
Cheese Lover's Collection
two 8oz bags of Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
one 8oz bag of White Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
Unbelievable Butter - 18-pack Unbelievable Butter Microwave Popcorn
Butter Light - 18-pack Butter Light Microwave Popcorn
Kettle Corn - 18-pack Kettle Corn Microwave Popcorn
Triple Chocolately Delight Popcorn
Caramel Popcorn with Almonds, Cashews, and Pecans
Butter Toffee Popcorn Light
Original Caramel popcorn
Original Popcorn Seeds - 3 lbs of popcorn seeds perfect for popping.
Items found exclusively at the Trail's End Online Store.
Caramel Crunch Microwave Popcorn 15 bags of microwave popcorn
Trail Mix Trail mix made with nuts and chocolate
A Qucik Poll about the Resealable Bags introduced in 2010
When did the BSA popcorn tins get retired?
More Popcorn, Better Packaging, and Better Taste in 2010
In 2010, the Boy Scouts popcorn vendor, Trail's End, upgraded the popcorn so that it tastes better. It also changed to packaging from the popcorn tins we were used to to more environmentally friendly packaging as you see in today's popcorn bags. Although, by the poll below, it seems almost half of the people prefer the popcorn tins.
Where can I still get a boy scout popcorn tin?
The only place to still get the BSA popcorn tin is in garage sales and through third party sellers like eBay. However, please remember, that the popcorn in these popcorn tins was made in 2009.
About the Boy Scouts of America
founded in 1910
British General Robert-Baden Powell founded the scouting movement in England. W.D. Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910 and in April 1910 turned it over to the YMCA for development.
Cub Scouts are for boys in 1st thru 5th grade. Boy Scouts are for boys 6th thru 12th grade. Below are the Promises and Laws of being a good Cub Scout and Boy Scout.
Cub Scout Promise
I, (name), promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack.
Law of the Pack
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.
Cub Scout Motto
Do Your Best
Boy Scout Oath (or Promise)
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
Boy Scout Law
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.
Trails End Popcorn bought via this webpage previously supported Naperville Cub Scout Pack 110 while I was a Cub Scout and currently supports Boy Scout Troop 101 of Naperville and the Illinois Three Fires Council.
What is your favorite boy scout popcorn?
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on September 25, 2020:
Hi Lisa, your cub scout pack or boy scout troop provides the information to their scouts. Not all participate so I would start with your pack or troop leader.
Lisa on September 24, 2020:
How do I get my son signed up to sell popcorn this year
Father Cub on November 10, 2019:
70% goes back to Scouting? How, who, where? My child got 8% of that himself. Raised $600 and got $50. Done with popcorn for good.
KathyZ1 on October 23, 2013:
Nice lens, thanks for your sharing.
emma-r-birch on September 25, 2013:
I have been a believer in the scout program for years and grew up with my family of scouting. I now have grandchildren and even though I have been away from it for a while, I was amazed that it now costs money to participate? Scouts were always a Volunteer program, and received funds from the United Way and fundraisers. I am really disappointed in the program charging money. I feel there are many children not participating because of this cost. It breaks my heart!
Myaccount001 on September 22, 2013:
@ILoveLegosToo: Just got back from selling. It is very difficult to sell a 8oz bag of popcorn for $25.00. We loose lots of sale once some looks at the product. Whereas my daughter who sells Girl Scout cookies - this product sells itself her small girl scout troop of 12 made $7,000 last year.
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on September 15, 2013:
@anonymous: I see this a lot. Boy scout popcorn is really expensive. Why should I buy this from the boy scouts? From my perspective, you aren't just buying popcorn. Sure you get popcorn, and you also are participating in a fundraiser for the boy scouts in your area. In fact, about 70% of the $15 goes to this great organization to support the cost of the local council's camps and the cost to send boys to those camps. I find it's a very worthwhile donation of $15, $25, or $50. And the bonus, you get some great popcorn.
anonymous on September 15, 2013:
what is the price of a not to large i would say small BAG of ready poped kettil corn......? my husband paid $15.................................that is a rip off
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on September 15, 2013:
@anonymous: Yes and No.
You can create your own page on Squidoo. Please use your own words and do not copy the text form this page.
The link to the trails-end popcorn order form is specific to each scout. I don't believe there is one that can be setup for only troop credit.
Nightcat on September 13, 2013:
Awesome! To be honest the Boy Scouts here are a rarity so it is nice to see I can order online. Thanks for sharing!
anonymous on September 10, 2013:
Can my son's troop use this type of website to boost orders or do we have to design one of our own? It's really impressive.
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on February 11, 2013:
@anonymous: Yes. Popcorn that was ordered during the fall fundraiser (Sept-Oct) should have been delivered by the end of November.
anonymous on February 10, 2013:
I bought popcorn from a Boy Scout in Atlanta at a gun show where his troop had set up a booth. That was in September 2012 and it's now Feb 10th, 2012 and I have not received it. Has it been delivered yet or should I contact someone?
kabbalah lm on November 28, 2012:
I bought some not too long ago that the scouts sent to the troups, a very worth cause.
anonymous on November 02, 2012:
spids1 on October 26, 2012:
Great lens very well written.
jimmyboy88 on October 21, 2012:
i love boy scout popcorn
Kumar P S on October 13, 2012:
Interesting lens !
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on September 19, 2012:
@anonymous: You just have to make sure you read the fine print. Your note that the profit margin of 90% is correct as the website's fee is 10%. Most of these type of sites have fees in the 5-10% range.
anonymous on September 19, 2012:
Popcorn sales didn't really work for us, we raised money online at www.crowdvance.com and our donors were rewarded with discounted sports, concert, and theater tickets as well as a number of other deals from national brands. The profit margin was also 90%, way above traditional fundraisers.
rawwwwwws lm on July 19, 2012:
The zebra one, or known as chocolate tripe delight. I bought one from some boy scouts at my safeway, it was pricey, but I knew it was for a good cause. Also, the popcorn was so delicious!!!
anonymous on April 03, 2012:
Chocolatey Triple Delight
VillaDejaBlue on January 14, 2012:
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on November 18, 2011:
@BoyScoutPopcorn: It's not just one thing when selling popcorn online. Coincidentally, today, one of my favorite blogs had a post on the subject of online success. http://writing-online.org/writing-for-profit/makin...
BoyScoutPopcorn on November 18, 2011:
So what is your secret to your success online? I didn't even get $300 in online sales this year. I sent emails, used Facebook, and used the Trail's End system and still didn't do well.
anonymous on October 24, 2011:
I found some of this information to be inaccurate, but maybe it has to do with different parts of the country. We are still selling the Chocolate lovers tin here in Minnesota, and all the packaging of our popcorn in tin, except for the microwave and kernel versions
anonymous on October 14, 2011:
haven't seen these before, enjoyed reviewing this to see this cub scout item. you earned a 'thumbs up' from me!
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on October 08, 2011:
@bikerministry: Thank you for the blessings. Yes, the unbelievable butter microwave popcorn is awesome as is the kettle corn.
bikerministry on October 05, 2011:
My hubby came home with a bag the other day, I bought a microwave popcorn popper and we tried it last night, very good, and supports a good cause. My husband went through Scouts to Eagle Scout. Our sons were Royal Rangers, more Bible based boys camping program. Scouting builds character. Thanks you for this lens. Blessings.
hamster1960 on October 03, 2011:
Thanks, I did not know that the boy scouts sold popcorn, it's a lot years, my son is a freshman in college
aussieremovals on September 28, 2011:
BillSimmons on September 27, 2011:
Carmel popcorn is my favorite!
writer_villa on September 26, 2011:
It makes an interesting reading!
pawpaw911 on September 22, 2011:
Never tried it. Might have to now.
LakeMom on May 18, 2011:
Thanks for the info about online ordering! Maybe the Girl Scouts can get their cookies available via online soon! Rolling to my GS Headquarters lens!
anonymous on March 17, 2011:
Very nice Squidoo, I enjoyed every aspect. I love reading what others write.
blue22d on February 13, 2011:
I have never been approached to buy popcorn from a scout. Not sure how I have been missed all these years.
Patricia on February 12, 2011:
I did not know boyscouts sold popcorn. Blessing this lens!
Titia Geertman from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands on February 08, 2011:
Didn't even know there were so many different flavors of popcorns, we only know the sweet and salted popcorn in my country (Netherlands) and you have to pop them yourself.
joanv334 on January 23, 2011:
Thanks for the tips!
KokoTravel on January 22, 2011:
I didn't know that the boyscounts sold popcorn!
Philippians468 on January 13, 2011:
lovely lens! learnt so much from this! cheers
scar4 on December 23, 2010:
Chocolate please, one bag to go. Lol, lol.
Shelly Sellers from Midwest U.S.A. on December 17, 2010:
Ummmm....triple chocolate popcorn!
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on December 10, 2010:
@anonymous: It depends on what was ordered. There was a lot of the Chocolate Lover's popcorn ordered this year which the supplier didn't anticipate. The Chocolate Lover's will be received by the scouts in December and delivered shortly thereafter.
If you didn't order the Chocolate Lover's collection, the other popcorn should have been received and delivered by now. I would check with the scout's parents or your local Boy Scout Council.
anonymous on December 10, 2010:
@anonymous: I still haven't received mine and it is Dec. 10th. Did your popcorn finally arrive?
teamlane on November 22, 2010:
A most excellent lens OneFootPutt!
~ Colleen :)
ZablonMukuba on November 16, 2010:
great lens, i will buy the popcorn
Treasures By Brenda from Canada on November 03, 2010:
Great page dedicated to a very familiar product! Boy Scout popcorn arrives at our house by the box.
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on October 25, 2010:
@anonymous: It depends on when the council in your area ends their popcorn sale. The final delivery in my area will be sometime around November 20th.
cory_wilson on October 25, 2010:
I know girls scouts sell cookies but never realized boyscouts sold popcorn. Chocolatey Triple Delight sounds good!
anonymous on October 25, 2010:
I still haven't received my popcorn though the boy scout stopped at my door in September. What's the expected delivery date? He had indicated October 2nd...
raegal75 on October 18, 2010:
I've never had boy scout popcorn, but I might have to give it a try - it sound delicious!
Lee Hansen from Vermont on October 12, 2010:
I cannot tell you how many tins of Scout caramel corn with almonds we bought and ate last year. A lot ... Hubby was an Eagle scout and we support the program through one of his co-workers.
Angel blessings to this lens ...
Kate Loving Shenk from Lancaster PA on October 05, 2010:
My dad was a Scout and used ro recite the Boy Scout Creed every chance he got. Naturally, I had it memorized, too!! Good work, here! Congrats on the Purple Star!
lemonsqueezy lm on September 21, 2010:
I am bummed that they did away with the tins this year. I am bummed that the Girl Scouts are not doing the same thing. This is a great lens.
anonymous on September 15, 2010:
What a great lens, and I see you have that corner covered very well. You are cool!
Sara Duggan from California on September 13, 2010:
Never knew they sold popcorn but did see some boys at the grocery this weekend selling it. I voted for chocolate because chocolate is good on just about anything. :)
nebby from USA on September 12, 2010:
I have never heard of Boy Scout popcorn before. It's quite interesting especially since you can buy it online.
hlkljgk from Western Mass on September 12, 2010:
that IS an interesting fact about the moon walkers :)
CWHealth on September 11, 2010:
This is a very cool site. I know that you are trying to sell popcorn, but it's really in good taste. (pun intended--bad I know!)
This is for an excellent cause, and you constructed your site so well. I like how much supporting information it has. Great job!
lemonsqueezy lm on September 09, 2010:
SHOCKING! Girl Scouts needs to do this soon. There is so much controversy in GS about the girls selling online. This would even the playing field I think.
Oh, and I am going to miss the tins.
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on May 21, 2010:
@anonymous: The popcorn in the fall is our only fundraiser, and our neighborhood does a great job of supporting us. I really like the online selling too, as there's no delivery involved.
I'm going to look into the Page Seeds and probably add it to my Fundraising page, Fundraising for Scouts and Schools
anonymous on May 21, 2010:
@ILoveLegosToo: We ran it in the spring. Council makes us do the popcorn in the fall. Oh sure 70% may stay "local" but my Pack only gets 35%. To me the Pack is "local". Keeping 70% is good, but when the 30% from Trails End is already high the final product price is just outragious. People joking say to our kids, "$35.00? That must be some pretty good popcorn!" With the Page Seeds not being done through Council we kept 65% of sales. And none of their items were over a $15.00 sales price. $900.00 in seeds is WAy easier to deliver than popcorn too!!!
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on May 21, 2010:
@anonymous: Great suggestion on an alternative fundraiser. Did you run this in the Fall or Spring?
With popcorn, we definitely let everyone know that 70% of the popcorn price goes back to scouting to support the local cub scout packs and boy scout troops, and to help run the many facilities the local councils run.
In 2010 they are making changes to the packaging and going to resealable bags instead of the tins from years past.
anonymous on May 21, 2010:
We didn't run the popcorn this year in my son's troop. We did a flower, vegetable, and herb seed sale from Page Seed Company. We made a lot of money! People were so glad to see the boys with a good product and not popcorn. I think it's gotten way over priced.
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on December 11, 2009:
@Violin-Student: I know what you mean, with four kids involved in almost everything under the son, we always are going to a fundraiser. This week it was a fundraiser for the PTA at Wendy's.
Violin-Student on December 11, 2009:
We love popcorn sold by the Scouts. Unfortunately my wife is a local school administrator covering (I believe) 29 campuses. So we are inundated with popcorn, cookie dough, poinsettias, coupon books, light bulbs and much, much more! We finished off a tin of caramel Tuesday, opened a tub of Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough Wednesday, and have two more tins of popcorn ready to pop open when the cookies are gone. (My waistline loves--or hates--the Holidays!) I hope this goes well for you. BTW, I'm an old Scout-type-person. My Eagle Court of Honor was February 1, 1969. The plaque still hangs on the wall right beside my desk.
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on November 20, 2009:
@Anok: I think I've tried all of the popcorn over the years, and I think its all great. There newest creation Chocolatey Triple Delight everyone loves. My absolute favorite is the Cheese Lovers tin.
Anok on November 19, 2009:
Might just get this for my girls birthday
KimGiancaterino on October 22, 2009:
Congratulations on your purple star. Blessed by a Squid Angel.
Kerri Bee from Upstate, NY on September 02, 2009:
Always the caramel for me.