Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: United Way Blackout??? (was popcorn is strange here)
Re: United Way Blackout??? (was popcorn is strange here)
Thu, 8 Oct 1998 13:49:39 -0500
> I've never heard of a "United Way Blackout".
We have one, but Im not of the opinion that its forced upon us, tho I could
be wrong. Sept/Oct or thereabouts is the UW's push time I guess. Apparently
they ask that we dont sell till their push is over. My district sells this
year from 10/2 till 10/21 (thats 10/21 forms must be in the council office,
so we require forms to the Kernel at 5pm 10/18 so she can get herself
15 days is more than enough popcorn selling for me personally. Last year,
we did 9000 with a pack of 40 boys in a town of 7000, so it can be done.
Popcorn is the only fundraiser we have outside of a car wash at Walmart in
the summer that usually only nets $400 even after Walmart matches funds (we
do it mostly as a pack activity and payment is optional).