POPCORN & Fundraising

All pack members are expected to participate in this critical part of Scouting.  We want to remind parents that fundraising has an important role in Scouting.  Pack 108 has traditionally helped the community year-round, including the annual “Scouting for Food” drive and Pack and Den conservation projects.  Fundraising is the way that the community can support the Pack.  You’ll find that members of this community are very supportive of our efforts.

Registration fees pay only a fraction of the true cost of Scouting at all levels, including activities and events.  Fundraising helps to cover:

            Holiday Party                         Blue & Gold Celebration        Camping                                           Pinewood Derby

            Bridging Ceremony                Crossover Ceremony              Beach Sweep Campout                  Scout Dues for Top Sellers

            Whittling Chip                         Conservation Projects            Training                                             Scout Assistance

            Scout Sunday                          And so much more!

 

Trails End Popcorn

The annual Trails End Popcorn fall fundraiser supports the national Scouts BSA, the Palmetto Council and the York District as well as Pack 108.  Popcorn is our biggest fundraiser and the one we rely on the most.  Our pack typically sells more than $30,000 of popcorn each year.   In order to support the Scouts and popcorn sales, the Pack organizes several “Show & Sells” as opportunities to sell popcorn.

 

Total Sales Buyout & Prizes

$0 – $299  $100 Fundraiser Buyout to be paid to the Pack (AOL-$30)
$300 – $499  $50 Fundraiser Buyout to be paid to the Pack (AOL-$0)
$500 – $799  Pack Pays Half Dues ($75)
$750 +  Pack Pays Half Dues ($75) + Clemson Sports Clinic
$800 – $999  Pack Pays Half Dues ($75) + Game Truck + Sports Clinic
$1000 – $1499  Pack Pays Full Dues ($150) + Game Truck + Sports Clinic + $60 Trip Credit
$1500 -$2000  Above + Clemson Commemorative Football
$2000 +  Above + $100 GC to Scout Shop

The buyout will be collected by popcorn turn-in. Parents will have the option to pay the buyout online at the start of popcorn selling if they know they are not going to sell popcorn at all. Or if they want to sell popcorn but do not sell the minimum of $500, they will pay the buyout when they turn in their popcorn.

We will use Trail’s End prizes for the selling levels so that every Scout who sells popcorn will get a prize. We will have the Game Truck for Scouts who sell $800 and more. Pack selling prizes are below. Prizes are typically given out at the December Pack Meeting.

$225 for Top Sellers
# 1 – $100 gift card
# 2 – $75 gift card
# 3 – $50 gift card
# 4 – $25 gift card

$500 for incentive prizes
$200: 4 weeks of selling at $50/week
3 gift cards each week (# 1 -$25, # 2 -$15, # 3 – $10)

$300: random Scouting-related prizes, drawn at the December Pack Meeting
10 x $5 value = $50
10 x $10 value = $100
10 x $15 value = $150

 

Scout Cards

Scouts have an opportunity to earn money for their “Scout Account.”  Pack 108 participates in Scout Card sales with York District.  Scouts sell these coupon cards for $10 to people in the community.  The Scout earns $5 for each one sold.  This money can then be used towards Pack activities such as campouts or overnights. 

 

Spirit Nights

Our Fundraising Team arranges several Spirit Nights a year.  These are a great way to get together as Pack families and raise a little money while having fun.