It’s that time of year again to start selling for the Christmas greenery sale.
Flyers and sales tools have been provided via email so you can use to begin selling.
We will be selling the same products we did last year but the supplier increased the prices slightly.
Remember we will be in the church the weekend of November 19 and 20. Do not just rely on this weekend for sales. You can sell on your own, to family, neighbors, businesses. Please just never go door to door without an adult!
Below is the link for you to sign up for manning the church doors for the various masses. Each person may sign up for one mass until everyone has a chance to pick one. Then I will open it up for a second mass.
All church sales will be added up and divided amongst the scouts who manned the doors. If you man two masses you will be counted twice in the division of sales. No names should be put on the flyers at mass. All forms will be turned back into me at the end of each mass with any money collected and I will then hand them back out for you to deliver the ones assigned to you. We want the SCOUTS at the doors as people are more likely to buy when they know they are supporting the youth. Only scouts will be counted in the division of these sales and you must show up on time (15 minutes before the mass begins) and stay until the end to be count
Every scout is asked to help at least one mass!
Link to sign up is below
A couple of important notes:
If you sell someone an item you are responsible for collecting and remitting the money to the troop. You are also responsible for picking up the product at the designated time and place yet to be determined and to deliver the product to the buyer.
We had cases last year where people sold and did not show up to pick up the product and I even had a few calls where people said they paid and no one had delivered the goods by the dates we committed to in the fliers. This cannot happen. If you plan to participate please know your obligations. It only takes one person to not do what is required for the scouts to get a bad name.
Remember this is our biggest fundraiser of the year and funds the bulk of our activities – the more you sell the more we can do as a troop. In addition, this sale is a profit share that allows you to earn money to pay for summer camp or other scouting activities. Every scout is asked to sell at least 10 items.
For the first ten items you sell you earn 40% of the net profit into an escrow account that can be used for summer camp or other scouting activities. For every item after the first ten, you earn 50% of the net profits! Some people paid for all of summer camp with this fundraiser!
For everything you sell on your own you are required to keep similar records and provide me one copy so I can order the product and have a record of everyone we sell to in case there is a problem or complaint,
I ask that starting this week you keep me informed either by email or at the weekly Monday meeting with an update of what you have sold my item so I can ensure we order enough product.
If you need items BEFORE THANKSGIVING for visiting family or friends I need to know how many of each item so I can have it available for you- the major deliver will be the Saturday AFTER Thanksgiving.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation! Sell! Sell! Sell!