Re: Scout Show Tickets (& Products)
gary cline (avatech@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Sun, 14 Jul 1996 07:28:57 -0700
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Our Cub Scout pack in the past sold maple surup. The previous Cub
Master knew personally people in a small company in Vermont. We've
tried a few others. We've raised some money with garage sales, car
washes, etc. but the amount of money you raise from most of these is
rather small. Our local scout troops and the Lions Clubs sell mulch in
the spring. It's a quality product, about the same price as the
stores, and everyone with a yard buys mulch in the spring. Reston and
Herndon have a population of about 80,000 people and they sold at least
four tractor-trailer loads of mulch. You need lots of people and
vehicles to deliver the stuff when it arrives. But, it is a fantastic
Last year one den in our pack sold the popcorn. They sold $3,600. We
are getting the whole pack behind popcorn this fall because it's a
quality product and doesn't compete with popcorn sold in grocery
stores, it's the only fundraiser where the boys can participate as Cub
Scouts, our district and council also receive a share of the income,
and it sells like crazy outside video stores on Fri and Sat nights.
Basically, I think any quality product that people will use will sell
and produce significant income to your troop if you mobilize your unit
to sell. Awards, prizes, and scout bucks are good incentives for
bringing out the salesmenship in your boys. I understand that one of
the scouts in Reston sold over $9,000 of mulch.
Hope this helps.
Cub Master, Pack 1971
>Our council has seen declining sales of Scout Show ticket sales over
>the last several years. They have tried selling big candy bars with
>store coupons on the back and have gotten a lot of melted bars
>unsold. This year they tried store coupon books, but most of the
>were for locations in other towns or way across town. Obviously, with
>more work the coupon books could have included more coupons for
>closer to home, but... The price as remained $2. We have had good
>selling Trails End popcorn in the fall, but other than that all other
>are drying up. What works for your council?
>Ben Alford /\__/\ Work Phone: (423)
>SM, Troop 15 (o)(o) Great Smoky Mountain
>Knoxville, TN \/ INTERNET:
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