Re: GEN: Popcorn sales
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Tue, 6 Dec 1994 18:16:34 -0500
>>> On 12-03-94, SCOUTS-L Youth spoke to DEBBIE FREELE about Re: GEN:
>We did OK in the money department too, but just as with your group, our
>pack of 32 only turned in ten envelopes wit orders. There is to many
>fund raisers going on at this time of year, and I know that I say NO to
>most of them.
Our troop decided not to do popcorn.
The main reason was the amount of competition from other units also selling
the same product. We were also concerned with the thin margins for the
troops and did not like being in a position of raising funds for the
district -- a whole topic in itself.
Instead, we are selling candy bars, an idea I suggested based upon something
someone wrote either here (!) or on rec.scouting. We buy presentation cases
of 36 bars from our local Sam's Club for approx. $15. The bars are then sold
by the boys at $1 each -- or as one boy said "$2 each and you get a free one
with each purchase *g*".
Out of each $36 case, $10 is held for the boy to help defer the cost of
upcoming Scouting events -- January Skiing, March trip to USS Yorktown, and
Summer Camp -- and the rest after paying for the candy goes to the troop
The margins are much greater for us, it is easier to sell and there is no
competition from other troops.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City