Charlottesville,VA
Boy Scouts of America

october

Christmas Tree Sales

Scouts support the troop and earn funds for their individual Scout Accounts by participating in BSA Christmas Tree sales. Profits from the tree sales are split 60% to troops and 40% for Camp Shenandoah maintenance. A scout earns credit for hours worked by him and up to one parent. Last year the rate was around ~$5 per hour. Summer Camp costs around $310, you could earn your own way!

The Troop job is to unload trees at 1740 Broadway Street on Sat Nov 21th and 28th at 8AM rain or shine. The tree unloading is for all scouts so please come. Bring gloves, water, snacks, and box cutter [ if you have totin chip], no uniforms and dress for any weather because the unloading must happen rain or shine. We will be taking trees off the truck(s), cutting the strings off the trees and putting tags on the trees.

Please call/email Brady Genz with any questions regarding unloading or tree sales.

Tree Sales Locations:

Barracks Road is at the corner of Barracks Rd and Emmet Street in the ALC Printing store parking lot

Better Living is between the Better Living store and Price Chevrolet on 29 north of town

Pantops is close to 250 near the old Ponderosa restaurant.

 For tree sales, scouts should dress appropriately and uniforms are not required due to tree sap, bring gloves, knife, water/hot drink, snack, flashlight for evening hours. Remember, it is the Scout’s responsibility to identify his replacement, not his Patrol Leader’s. At least two adults are needed for each time slot. If a Scout wants extra hours, he should contact patrol leaders. Extra time can also be logged by helping load/deliver trees to the different lots.

Parents should bring water/coffee, loppers, battery operated saws, pocketknife, flashlight, change (1s and 5s). We can accept credit cards if a parent has a smart phone and the appropriate app. Scanner will be provided.

 Tree Selling Schedule with Patrols

Lot Date Time 1st Shift 2nd Shift
Barracks Rd Sat 11/28 3pm-9pm Panthers
3-6PM
Frogs
6-9PM
Better Living Mon 11/30 5pm-9pm Cobras
5-7PM
FA
7-9PM
Barracks Rd Thurs 12/3 5pm-9pm Frogs
5-7PM
Panthers
7-9PM
Better Living Sat 12/5 3pm-9pm FA
3-6PM
Cobras
6-9PM
Pantops Mon 12/7 5pm-9pm Panthers
5-7PM
Frogs
7-9PM
Barracks Rd Wed 12/9 5pm-9pm Cobras
5-7PM
FA
7-9PM
Pantops Mon 12/14 5pm-9pm Frogs
5-7PM
Panthers
7-9PM
Better Living Wed 12/16 5pm-9pm FA
5-7PM
Cobras
7-9PM
Barracks Rd Sat 12/19 9am -3pm Panthers
9AM-12PM
Frogs
12-3PM
Better Living Sun 12/20 9am -3pm Cobras
9AM-12PM
FA
12-3PM

Popcorn and Peanuts 2015

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Hello everyone!

Please read this email and keep it for reference through out the selling season.

First and foremost, popcorn and peanut sales are an awesome fundraiser, very much like Christmas Tree Sales. Not only do you help our council, which helps with programs like summer camp, it also helps the troop AND your scout account. When you sell a minimum $300 of product, a percentage will go into your scout account, which will help pay for camping trips, etc. If you have specific questions about what the scout account will and can pay for, you may ask Mr. Otto.

INCENTIVES:
There are council level incentives, but there are troop level incentives this year! They are as follows (Prize with how much must be sold):
King Size Candy bar— $100
1/2 hour at Cvill Jump—$300
Movie ticket to Regal Cinemas— $500
$50 Gift certificate to Great Outdoor Provisions— $750
Receive all 4–$1000+

As patrols: The patrol with the highest amount of sales will receive either a Pizza party or Ice Cream Party
The scout with the highest sales form each patrol, will get to throw a pie in the face of either the SM, ASM, SPL or ASPL (your choice)

There will be four different show and sale dates at Kroger in Charlottesville across from Lowes/Chic-fil-a. Each patrol is responsible for manning your Saturday (to include two adults). If you are unable to have coverage, you MUST let me know at least 1 week prior to that date to open it up to the entire troop. Patrol Leaders, please email me at jkuhar04 and Mr. Nelson at mrcincy4 who is slotted for your day.

Saturday, September 19th 9AM-3PM- FA
Saturday, October 3rd 9AM-3PM- Frogs
Saturday, October 10th 9AM-3PM- Cobras***
Saturday, October 17th 9AM-3PM- Panthers

**I will need a volunteer to obtain the product from me as I will be out of town that weekend.

I also have order forms if you are a new scout to the area. Everyone else should have received their orders forms via USPS over the summer.

If you have any questions, or need clarification, please email or text the popcorn chair.

Also, don’t forget to ask your friends, family, fellow church members, extended family! Please collect the money at the time of order placement. Check are payable to Troop 111, but cash is best. You (the scout) WILL be help responsible for all monies collected, as well as sales sheets. Please keep accurate records and accountability of money collected. You may ONLY turn money into me when you have completed a sheet of sales (either popcorn or peanuts). When asking for orders, ask the following: “Hi, would you like to support scouting? (when given positive response) Excellent, which product would you like as a thank you for your support?”

ALL SALE SHEETS WILL NEED TO BE TURNED INTO ME NLT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

Thank you again for your participation! I look forward to seeing lots of sales!! If you need help or ideas on sales, please see me on Tuesday. I will be at the meeting for the duration. Thank you!