Charlottesville,VA
Boy Scouts of America

september

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!

Parent / Adult / Wood Badge Training

As we roll into the new school year please take a moment to ensure that all of your scout training is up to dates. All parents are encouraged to take the Youth Protection Training. This is a way to ensure that all the boys are operating in a safe and secure environment. Here is a good article on why you should take it.

Adult leaders please check you training records and ensure that you are up to date as well. Please ensure you have the correct training needed for any outings you are organizing. Training such as Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense and Climb On Safely might be needed, depending on your unit’s plans for the trip

Volunteers expect fun and fellowship at a Wood Badge course, but much more awaits. Wood Badge for the 21st Century is the highest and most advanced training course offered by the Boy Scouts of America.  While it is rich in scouting history and tradition, participants will spend 6 full days and nights learning modern leadership theories from contemporary scholars. Many companies feel the investment in Wood Badge makes a huge difference in the leadership capabilities of their employees who go through the experience.

SJAC’s Wood badge program will occur September 25-27 (1st weekend) October 9-11 (2nd weekend) and will be held at Camp Shenandoah.