Popcorn Fundraiser

  • From: "Bates, Hal" <HBates@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:16:30 -0400

From: shannon beck [mailto:sbeck15@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 10:23 AM
Subject: Popcorn Fundraiser


Hi Troop 17 Parents,

I handed out the Trails End popcorn brochures, order forms and
instruction sheet at Tues. night's Scout meeting.  I asked everyone to
please try to sell popcorn this year (asking at least 10 neighbors or
friends would be a great goal) and reminded them that the money Troop 17
earns helps to keep their trip costs down.  This is the only Troop 17
fundraiser.  Again this year, the boys can earn a $35.00 cash bonus from
the Troop for being a top ten seller.  Last year the highest top ten
seller sold $1384.00 and the 10th highest seller was around $270.00,
just to give you an idea.  In addition, Trail's End incentives are
listed in the brochure and they are mainly Walmart or Amazon.com gift
cards.  October 1st is the official start of the BSA popcorn fundraiser
in Alamance County so the boys need to wait until Sat. Oct. 1st to sell
door to door. The order forms and money need to be turned in on Tues.
Oct 25th. 


Please keep in mind that they can also sell online through the Trails
End website and I included instructions on how to do that.  It is very
easy to do, another way to add to their sales, and a good way to reach
out to family or friends in other cities across the country.  They may
start selling online now.  These are a few interesting statistics that I
mentioned to the boys:

*80% of households are not asked to buy popcorn.

*70% of households will make a purchase if they are asked.

*90% of those that made a purchase last year will buy again this year.


Finally, I do still some help with the Show and Sell on Sun. Oct. 2nd at
LHI.  These are the shifts and who is on the schedule so far:

12 to 2

Parents: Bob Kernodle and Chap McQueen

Scouts: John Coble, Davis Kernodle, John Ange Kernodle, and Bobby

2 to 4

Parents:  Becky Dupree and Gade Lander

Scouts: Zach Dupree, Watson Lander, Scotty Grant

4 to 6

Parents:  Shannon Beck

Scouts: George Ellington, Jack Watt, Will Watt, Walker Beck


So, one more boy is needed for the 2 to 4 shift and one more parent from
4 to 6.  If you have any questions you may call me at 585-0499 or my
email is sbeck15@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:sbeck15@xxxxxxxxxxxx>  . 


Thanks in advance for supporting this fundraiser!

Shannon Beck




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