scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Popcorn Sales
David Bleeker (dbleeker@FLASH.NET
Tue Feb 08 2000 - 10:28:35 CST
This will be my first question to the list. The Cub Scout Pack I am
associated with has a problem with popcorn money turn in. The problem is as
We have a Tiger family that reportedly sold about $350.00 worth of
popcorn. When delivery time occurred, the mom wouldn't come pick up the
order. She was called several times but refused to return calls. The
Committee Chairperson, having faith in her because she was the chairperson
of the elementary school PTO fund raising and assuming she was busy
finishing it up, took it upon himself to make sure a delivery occurred by
taking it to her house personally. She accepted the delivery.
Popcorn money turn in was December 14, 1999. She told us on that night
(when we called her because she was the only one that didn't turn in) that
her brother was on his way to pickup his order and she would be there in 30
minutes. An hour and a half later, the CC went to her house and she
wouldn't answer the door. The CC and Treasurer have continued to attempt
contact and resolution but she continues to not respond.
When time came for delivery of the popcorn prizes (which we do at the
Blue and Gold Banquet), she contacted the treasurer and informed us she had
had some surgery, been off work, but wanted her son to receive his prize
so she would be right over with the money. She also told us her parents
would be at the banquet with the boy because wouldn't be able to be at the
Blue and Gold (held Super Bowl Weekend), she was going to the Super Bowl.
She never came with the money!
We, after much deliberation and soul-searching, chose to not give give
the boy his prize since the SALES had not been completed ie, the money
turned in. We all in the Pack feel really bad about that decision, but hoped
it would motivate the mother to turn in her money. It so far hasn't. She
continues to refuse to communicate to anyone abut the money, but she and her
child continue to be active in Tigers, even hosting the meeting in her home.
The question is What do we do? The pack has paid for our popcorn, so
it's not like we are in trouble with the Council, but she has a sizable
portion of our profit. She has, as we see it, stolen from the Pack as a
Thank you in advance for your consideration and cooperation. Any
suggestions or feedback would be appreciated as we need to deal with this
Cub Scout Pack 527
"......and a good old Eagle too"
working my ticket...SR314 11/99