General Nash is sponsoring Rob Nagele’s Life to Eagle Seminar on Saturday Nov 4, 2017 in the Upper Gwynedd Twp Community Building beginning at 1:00 PM, SHARP! Contact Rob Nagele to reserve a spot.
It’s that time of the year again! The troop’s fundraiser has kicked off. This is the only fundraiser we have to fund the Troop’s activities. What is unique is that this fundraiser can fund your trips as well! We would like every scout to sell at least twelve wreaths.
These beautiful twenty four inch Douglas Fir wreaths come to us from upstate Pa. It is a decorated wreath with pine cones, berries, a big red bow! The picture on your order form is the actual wreath. The cost is $18 (Eighteen Dollars) and stands are available for $2 (Two Dollars).
The point distribution is as follows:
* Sell 1-24 wreaths -- 2 Scout points per wreath
* Sell 25+ wreaths -- 3 Scout points per wreath
Wreath sales from a family of Scouts/Scouters will be combined to establish point awards. However, each scout/scouter must report their sales individually to establish scout point distribution among family members.
Points can be redeemed for scouting trips. Last year one scout paid for his entire summer camp! I know that this is a busy time of year, but work now can result in a lot of free trips! The money from this fundraiser supports the troop and buys equipment.
Start Date: Tuesday October 3, 2017
End Date: Tuesday November7, 2017
Turn in orders and money weekly in an envelope with:
* your name
* amount of cash
* amount of checks enclosed
Each family needs to pick up or arrange for someone else to pick up their wreath orders on the day after Thanksgiving.
Be sure to explain that the wreath is a quality product; not only is the customer getting a beautiful holiday decoration but is supporting a good cause as well !
Personalize it! Let your customer know that the proceeds help the troop buy and maintain camping equipment and helps defray costs of scouting activities. (Tell them about the great trips we take!)
It was two years ago that Fran Belfield ceremoniously handed me the Scoutmaster keys. Last Tuesday I handed those keys to Dave Gartner. It's been a fun and exciting two years. In those two years I've really got to know the scouts, partly, from signing requirements and blue cards. I always ask: What did they learn? Partly, through individual scoutmaster conferences, A couple of those were on a camping trip, what better place for a scoutmasters conference? The best part of it all is chatting with the scouts. Where are they currently as a scout and where are they going? What was easy to learn, what was hard and what was dumb (That's always fun). Dave now gets to have the scoutmaster fun and I'm sure he'll enjoy it as much as I did and scoutmasters before me. What changes for me? Mainly, the patch on my sleeve and the conferences. Other than that, I'll be with our previous scoutmasters helping the scouts. Scouting is a lot of fun for the scouts and also for the scouters. We're all always learning and enjoying the adventure. See you on Tuesday!
John Dyer email@example.com