Hello Scout Families!
As Mr. Koos mentioned at our last pack meeting, Scout-O-Rama is coming up on May 10th, and Coupon Book Sales have officially begun!
What are Coupon Books?
This year, our local Portola district has created it’s own “Community Coupon Book” which is different than the rest of the Scouting districts in Orange County. It contains over 50 coupons, and ALL of the coupons are for restaurants, stores, and other establishments in North Orange County! The use of 1 or 2 coupons will pay for the $10 book. It really looks to be an easy sell this year.
Why should I sell these?
The proceeds from these books helps to pay for the camping properties that we use in Orange County, as well as help pay for our own pack program. We are asking every Scout to sell at least one $10 book. This is a minimal investment to help both our council camps and our pack, and the return on this investment is off the charts.
Of course, we encourage all scouts to sell more than their 1 required book. Scouts will receive a raffle ticket for every 2 books they sell. The raffle winner will receive a $30 Gift Card of their choice. Scouts who sell at least 5 books will receive a $20 discount off of Summer Day Camp. For every 15 books sold, the scout will receive a $20 gift card of their choice.
How can I sell them?
Every Scouting family can probably use 1 or 2 books themselves. One of the tickets in the book is a family entrance pass to the Scout-O-Rama on May 10th. They should also be an easy sell for the regular buyers – family, neighbors, and work associates. You are also welcome to coordinate selling in front of a store or other establishment — just be sure to gain permission from the store before selling them.
We did make a reservation at Ralphs for a few days this week. There are only 12 shifts available so far, but we are looking to add more. They are first- come – first serve via this SIGNUP FORM. (you will be notified if you made the cut).
How can I get some Books?
Mr. Koos will be distributing the books via den meetings, but scouts can arrange to pick up books in advance of the their meeting directly with him. Those that are signed up to sell at Ralphs this week will be notified how to pick up their tickets. All moneys for tickets must be turned in by the next pack meeting on April 27th.
Please contact Mr. Koos or Mr. Remley if any questions. Please help us to pay back to the Scouting program in Orange County.
Mr. Koos and Mr. Remley