Our fundraising season has officially started. We sell Trail’s End Popcorn and RightResponse First Aid kits to raise money for our pack’s activities. You should have received the popcorn order forms in the mail by now and we will be passing out first aid kit order forms at our next meeting. There are a number of great prizes from OCBSA this year and I hope you get out there and start selling right away.
As cool as those OCBSA rewards are, you know that we, at Pack 811, do it better. We have special prizes for the top two sellers and some awesome prizes for those who sell a large amount of popcorn and first aid kits. We’ll give you the details about them at our first Pack Meeting on September 15th.
As an incentive, we will raffle off an Apple TV unit and some other cool prizes for any scout who brings in just $100 in orders on their order sheet to our September Pack Meeting.
We sell popcorn and kits in THREE WAYS. The first is by Take-Order. Using the order forms, you simply “take orders” from friends and family and deliver their popcorn and kits on November 16. The second method is Show and Sell. We will be selling popcorn and kits at S.A.M. Church on Sunday, September 22 and Bank of America and Popular bank on Friday September 27 and Saturday, September 28. Each scout is limited to one shift for the Church AND one shift for the banks. Please click HERE to sign up for the shifts. Any scout who participates will be in a drawing for some cool prizes (yes- there will be more Apple products!). A 45 minute shift at church is 1 raffle ticket and a 2.25 hour shift at the bank is 3 raffle tickets.
The last method is Show and Deliver. You order your own bags of popcorn and kits which you can sell directly to customers door to door beginning September 21nd. Please click HERE to place your order no later than September 1. Please choose the amount carefully because you are responsible for all the popcorn and kits you order. There are no returns. Also, the Show and Deliver popcorn cannot be used to fill your Take Order Sales. In other words, you cannot double count.
As on the past, the money earned through popcorn and first aid sales is essential to fund all of our events and awards. We need EVERY family to participate in some way.
For those interested, the Council will have a popcorn kickoff event THIS Saturday, August 24th from 10 am- 12:30 pm. It will be at the William Lyons Homes Center for Scouting in Santa Ana the back parking lot. There will be activities and food as well as a short training sessions for your scouts to get some tested selling tips.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us. We will have extra order sheets if you need them. Good luck and happy selling.
Yours in Scouting,
Astrid and Jesus Galindo