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2013-14 FUNDRAISING PROGRAM

50% of Pack 75's annual expenses are paid by the proceeds from fundraising.
Without each family doing it's share   --  we can't pay the bills.  Period. 

For a Full Description of the Pack Fundraising Policy and the Thrift Program, see the Handbook

Check-Out "Pack 75 Finances" if you want to know more.

 

WHY POPCORN?

1.     THIS IS THE PACK’S ONLY FUND-RAISING EVENT OF THE YEAR.
a.       1/3 of sales revenues stays in Weston, 1/3 to Council, 1/3 to cost
b.       Money kept by the Pack covers meeting expenses, and subsidizes events
c.       Money for the Council helps maintain scouting facilities like Camp Hoyt & Sequassen, subsidizes programming, and funds scouting for needy kids.
 
 
2.     THIS IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE:
a.       Present and sell ideas (an important life skill)
b.       Earn prizes as a reward for hard work
c.       Teach Thrift
         Earn Money-- there should be a return on hard individual work  
           Share Money-- for the benefit of all (Council and the Pack)-- like paying taxes!
           Save Money-- The Pack's profit share is saved in a Certificate of Deposit for the cub
                                 scout after he hits the required sales target.
           Spend Money-- Boys invest the CDs back in themselves, in cubscouting, and in the
                                   Pack 75 program when they use the CDs to pay for Pack events
                                   and even for Registration.
 

 The TWO parts to Selling Popcorn

3.     SHOW AND SELL (Booth Sales-- Sign up by Den!)
a.       The Pack has purchased inventory over $7,000:
                                                               i.      Carmel Corn with Peanuts  ($8 per 11oz can)
                                                             ii.      Unbelievable Butter Microwave  ($18 per 18-pack box)
                                                           iii.      Butter Light Microwave ($18 per 18-pack box)
b.       Popcorn is sold at key Weston locations- e.g., Weston Town Center, Morehouse Field, Car Show
c.       Locations are reserved through the Popcorn Kernel by den, for specific times
d.       Customers pay for the product and take it with them.
e.       Den leaders assign credit for reward prizes based on scout participation.
 
4.     TAKE ORDER
a.     Cub Scouts work on their own (with parent supervision) to sell popcorn to friends, neighbors and relatives.  For example, a parent can share a can of Carmel Corn at the office and leave an order form there by the sample.
b.     Cub Scouts may also “take orders” at the Show & Sell booths
c.     Orders and payment are taken now for delivery in November.
d.     Orders are collected on the boy’s own individual order sheet.
e.     All orders count towards the reward prizes.