Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Fwd: Re: popcorn
Fwd: Re: popcorn
Wed, 25 Nov 1998 03:39:50 PST
on Mon, 23 Nov 1998 16:53:42 EST
angel bev <angelbev@JUNO.COM> did say, and I quote...
"As school starts, the boys are asked to participate in school
fundraisers, Scout fundraisers, and usually other fundraisers."
My reply; A wise old owl, maybe he was an eagle? Whatever, he infused me
with the idea of NOT competing with every fundraiser that fell out of
the local schools---so we re-shuffled and went to selling Christmas
wreaths and other 'holiday' stuff...guess what? We had no competition!!!
Returning to angelbev's post...
"Kids in general are tired of asking for money from family and freinds
when it is money they don't see go directly in their pocket."
And my reply; Ahhhh it's getting down to the nitty and the gritty--it's
moola they want?...1988 we decided to make a fundraiser,
We offered incentive prizes, a bonus for good selling and working hard,
and doing thier BEST! In October of that year, we showed 55 Cub Scouts a
catalog from ToysRUs. What would you pick if it was FREE? we said to
them. After surviving the rush of excitement and deafening noise levels,
we knew what we would offer for incentive prizes.
The boys picked them for us. :>)
Average per family sales tripled that year--and have remained high to
this date, PROVIDING the pack committee lets the BOYS make the choices.
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Everyone!
"If it aint broke...."
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