Helpful Scout Fundraising Information

Sometimes a Scout needs a little extra help to afford essentials for their own unit. Units need money for things such as:

  • Camp
  • Uniforms
  • Accessories
  • Camping gear
  • Merit badge clinics
  • Membership dues
  • …and the like

While we at Rainbow Council offer a few council-led fundraisers to streamline some fundraising efforts, we also included information on other ways units can help raise money for Scouting, Cub Scouts and more!

2019 Popcorn Fundraiser

 Scouts selling popcorn to raise money has been one of our more successful scout run fundraisers. The best part about selling popcorn is the learning experience that comes with it. Scouts can learn to book keep with using order forms, work “shifts” with their show and sell, and learn app navigation and management with the new Trails End App for scouts.

With the introduction of the new Trails End app, we have made it faster, easier and safer for you and your scouts to raise funds!
Did you know that when you have an app in your hand it’s safer than collecting cash? With Trails End’s app, you can avoid the hassle of maintaining order forms, carrying cash, and bookkeeping. PLUS Trails End uses square readers which is safer then writing down credit card numbers!
With new technology, comes new information. Be sure to send representatives from your unit to get the most of your fundraiser.

Below are a few resource links to get you and your Scout started on your Popcorn Fundraiser!


Trail’s End Video’s for App

To register with Trails End click HERE

If you need order forms, visit us at the Scout Shop at
Rainbow Council
921 S State Street
Lockport, Il 60441

For more information on fundraising with Popcorn sales, please contact 


Fundraisers for Scouts

When your scouts need a little help raising money for camp or merit badge clinics, take a look at this ideas for ways to raise money. While these ideas are not council-sponsored, you can contact us for ideas or help on getting started.

Jack Link’s Boxes

Troop Leader Resources (National Resource)

30 Scout Fundraising Ideas