Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Popcorn : How 2 Split the $
Popcorn : How 2 Split the $
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 20:56:05 -0400
[Frantically trying to catch up on e-mail after 8 days at Scout Camp...]
> Date: Sat, 14 Aug 1999 10:06:28 EDT
> From: Bob Riley <CubmasterB@AOL.COM>
> I would like to poll the list to get an idea of the different ways
> that your units (especially Packs) split up the 40% that the
> unit earns from the Trail's End Popcorn fund drive.
Our Pack retains the entire popcorn commission, which has worked out to be just
a bit more than we have needed to cover Pack expenses for the year. We
"strongly recommend" that each boy sell $100 worth of popcorn, and generally end
up with total sales in the $8000 to $9000 range (we're a rather large unit).
Generally, the boys don't have any trouble making this "quota", as we are the
only organization for 20 miles in any direction that is selling popcorn (and it
is very timely for people who are looking for little gifts for
About every two years, we have enough accumulated money to have pack tee-shirts
printed up for each of the boys (the Scouters have to pay for their own shirts).
We're not too sure where all the money goes, although this coming year our (new)
treasurer will be breaking all expenses down into categories using Quicken, so
we'll get a handle on how much we're spending on advancements, on district
events, on uniforms and training materials, etc. I, for one, will be very
interested in this breakdown; especially since, as advancements chairman, I
suspect that I account for half of the budget -- those little swatches of cloth
are *expensive* when you're buying them for 90 boys!
John A. Pershing Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ACM Pack 36 / ASM Troop 36, Westchester-Putnam (NY) Council