Scott Patterson (scottpat@FELIX.TECLINK.NET)
Sat, 13 Jul 1996 14:56:32 -0700
Thank You to everyone who responded to the $4.00 ticket price for the
I failed to say that the council income from the $4.00 price has only
increased by 5%. But the council is not giving as many High $$ gifts away
either (the gifts are from the BSA Cat.) So our council is making more.
But our council has also increased in size by 2,000 boys in the past 2
years, so it is really hard to say what type of impact this price has
had. The unit income from a $4.00 ticket is 80 cents. When it was $2.00
the unit income per ticket was 60 cents. Enough on this!!
A great fundraiser that a few Troops and Packs(11 units) have started is
the selling of Christmas Green's (Garland, Door Swags etc.) Look In the
Scouting Mag. The mark-up in great, we have been using a "Keystone"
markup (if the cost is $10.00 it sells for $20.00) and it has been
working perfect. A Small Troop with 10 Boys sold over $2,400 last year
neting the Troop over $1,200. (They had a lower Mark-UP). One of our
larger Troops (80 Boys) sold over $23,000 with a profit of $11,000 (That
same Troop went to Yellowstone this summer).
The only problem (for some) is that the council does not get any of the
money. This is a problem because, the Troops doing this type of
fundraising do not do the councils fundraisers (Popcorn, Scout Show).
Andrew Jackson Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City