Candy Sales: How much?
David Weintraub (dhw@TELERATE.COM)
Mon, 29 Aug 1994 14:16:10 -0500
Our Cub Scout Pack is about to embark on its first fund raising endeavor.
We are going to sell candy bars (What an original idea!). The firm we
are buying the candy bars from will allow us to return unopened boxes,
so the exact number is not _that_ important. However, I was hoping that
someone out their could give me a clue about how many boxes of candy
our Pack might be expected to sell.
Our Pack has about 40 cubs right now. However, it is still fairly new
and the organizational aspects are still being worked out. Our big
concern right now is getting parents to show up at our Pack meetings,
let alone volunteering for something serious. We are going to try
to "encourage" more volunteering this year ("Dear Parent: Volunteer
for the Pack Committee if you want to ever see your son again." Hmmm...
maybe a little too hard sell?). About how many boxes (60 bars to the
box) could a single parent, er I mean Cub, easily sell? How long
should we do the fund raising? The invoice must be paid with in 30 days
of delivery, is that a reasonable amount of time? Do you give "incentives"
to the Cubs to sell more candy? If so, what works the best?
We keep thinking we'll be lucky to sell 5 boxes, but I was hoping that
this might be a big success.
David Weintraub | Opinions expressed are mine and not Telerate's
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