Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
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|Why do we have a fundraiser?
The fundraiser promotes the opportunity for all the scouts and their families in Troop 75/9075 to work as a team to raise funds to pay for camping equipment, badges, patches, maintain our trailer, and other Troop expenses. Troop goal for 2023 is to raise $16,000. Scout sales goal is $400.
What is the fundraiser?
The only required fundraiser for the year for Troop 75/9075 will be the Pancake Breakfast which will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Activity Center of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Naperville. Scouts need to be there from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. to set up and clean up.
|How will the fundraiser be successful?
The fundraiser will be successful if we receive participation from each scout and his family in selling tickets and working at the pancake breakfast.
Scout Expectations – Minimum Requirements
Based on information from the past eight years of Pancake Breakfast ticket sales and donations, the troop should achieve its goal when each scout participates as follows:
Tier 1: Total sales of $449 or less
Tier 2: Total sales of $450 or more
|Sales Sessions Types
Combo: You can combine a $25 Ad and $25 FF to count as one sales session.
|What happens if I don’t meet the minimum requirements?
All Scouts who attain the minimum requirements stated above will pay a lower re-charter fee of $75. Scouts who do not attain the minimum requirements will pay the full re-charter fee of $150.
What happens if I meet the sales requirement, but I cannot work the Pancake Breakfast on December 2?
If a Scout cannot be in attendance to work the Pancake Breakfast on December 2, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to a required school sport, required school function or a family wedding, their parent should email Clare Clayton at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 15 with the reason. Clare will review the request and let you know if it is an approved absence and give the Scout an alternative assignment. If the absence is approved and the Scout completes the alternative assignment, the family will pay a re-charter fee greater than $75, but lower than $150. An unexcused absence or failure to notify Clare Clayton of any scheduling conflicts prior to November 16 will result in the Scout having to pay the full re-charter fee of $150.
What is a “SS” Group Selling Session? A group selling session is a 3 hour period where a minimum of two scouts with a parent driver sell door-to-door in an assigned neighborhood. Scouts must be dressed neatly in their Class A uniforms. All group selling sessions start in the church parking lot. Parents will drive scouts to the assigned areas (maps to be provided) where the scouts will sell during that session. The parent driver watches the scouts from their car as the scouts sell tickets door-to-door. Scouts are not permitted to enter any households for any reason and they cannot accept any food or drink.
All sessions are scheduled in advance with sessions available on Saturdays and two select Sundays starting at 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM. You will now be able to signup online – Link coming soon!
When are “SS” group selling sessions?
|What do the troop families get in return?
Team-building and camaraderie will be achieved between all scouts and their families.
As an incentive each week our highest overall weekend sellers may come in one hour later the day of the Pancake Breakfast (7 a.m. instead of 6 a.m.) and sit together as part of the “Golden Pancake Club” and be personally served a pancake breakfast on a golden platter! We will also give away some small prizes at every Tuesday meeting for the highest morning and highest afternoon weekend seller! More incentives may be added – stay tuned!
Each scout who participates in the fundraiser will receive 20% of his first $200 in ticket sales in his scout account and he will receive 40% of sales above the first $200 in his scout account.
What do we do on the day of the pancake breakfast?
Cleaning up will be everybody’s job!
|Pancake Breakfast Important Dates:
Saturday, September 24: Selling Sessions begin
Saturday, November 5: Last Selling Session
Tuesday, November 18: Placemat Ads due –email to email@example.com
Tuesday, November 15: Friends & Family money due – Bring all money and unused tickets to troop meeting
Friday, December 1: Scouts and Scout Leaders Set up at Good Shepherd (Time TBD)
Saturday, December 2: Pancake Breakfast – 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church