At the Great Rivers Council, believes in providing a simple and compelling way for units to fund their adventure. We offer a fall product sale that is available to units with little to no risk.

Highlights of the sale include:
  • 50% commission on take order and show & sell products
  • Online sales training
  • Amazon Rewards Program
  • No credit card fees
  • Door hangers
  • Order forms
  • Banners
Why Do Scout units sell?
  • Scouts learn life lessons by “earning their own way.”
  • Product sales revenue supports the unit program.
  • Provides funds for activities and advancement, lowers the cost of camps, district activities, and prices at the Scout shop. 
  • Increase your unit and council income – 50% stays with the local unit.
  • Scouts use the funds for various Scouting programs, fees and activities.
  • There are loads of incentives to motivate Scouts: cool prizes, Top 100 Club, free summer camp and more.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars go back to the Scouting program in the Great Rivers Council as a result of the annual Trail’s End and Burger’s Smokehouse sale. Nearly 73% of all dollars collected during the sale support local Scouting. Units earn a 50% commission on Trail’s End and Burger’s Smokehouse products they sell directly. Online Trail’s End sales may vary. The product sale is a way for a Scout to support his or her way through the various activities during the year. There are four options to sell: traditional take order sales, show-and-deliver, sell online to friends and family out of town and show-and-sell. For more information, contact your district kernel or district executive.

    Leaders, Sign up your unit for both products to sell Burgers’ Smokehouse and Trail’s End products.

    To sign up your Scout Unit to sell Trails End Popcorn and Burgers’ products.

    Key Dates for 2022

    Monday, May 16

    for Fall Product Sale

    Tuesday, June 28

    Kernel Sales Training – In Person LOTOSR at 7PM

    Friday, July 15

    Initial Order Due

    Monday, August 1

    to participate mailed to all Scout families

    Tuesday, August 2

    Kernel Sales Training – Live on ZOOM at noon
    (recorded to view

    Thursday, August 4

    Product Arrives

    Saturday, August 13

    Kernel Sales Training – In Person in Columbia 9AM (tentative)

    Thursday, September 8

    Initial Orders Due (Show & Deliver and 1st
    take order)


    Unit or District Kick offs (Pep Rally) for

    Host unit kick-off and
    provide incentives for the Scouts

    Friday or Saturday,

    September 23 or 24

    Initial Product Distribution Day
    Appointments required with your District Kernel.

    Saturday, September 24

    Show & Deliver and Show & Sell begins

    Monday, Oct 31 or

    Tuesday, Nov 1

    Popcorn Returns (District Specific)

    Check with your DE
    for Time and Location.

    Tuesday, Nov 1

    Final Orders Due for both Trail’s End (take
    order) and Burger’s products

    Friday, November 4

    Initial Order Invoice Due

    Friday or Saturday, 
    November 18 & 19

    Final Product Pick-up

    Friday, November 18

    Incentives &
    Awards Reports Due

    Tuesday, Nov 22

    Final Order Invoice Due


    Register Your Scout to sell Trail’s End online year round.

    Link to Trails End Guides and Promotions – Scroll down to Resources

    Download the Product Sale Fundraising Guide

    Download the Trail’s End App Quick Start Guide

    Download How to Sell over $1000 in Under 8 Hours

    Download the Burgers’ Smokehouse Order Form

    Print at Home Business Cards

    Print at Home Door Hangers