Wouldn't it be great to participate in all the activities you wanted? If you could pay for uniforms, awards, and registration without any money coming out of your pocket??
Imagine doing only one fundraiser and being able to fund your entire year of Scouting. IT IS POSSIBLE. Commissions from the Trail's End Popcorn Sale enable adult leaders to focus on the program, not on fundraising. By planning, building a budget and setting sales goals, your unit will be on the way to growing its treasury. Here is a different way to look at your budget for the year. The average commission on a container of popcorn was slightly over $5.80* based on past sales. Using this amount as a guide, here is an interesting new way to look at your apporximate costs in "popcorn containers" of several Scouting items:
Annual Registration fee - 3 containers
Boy's Life Magazine for 1 year - 2 containers
Pinewood Derby Car - 1.5 containers
Boy Scout Summer Camp Fee - 38 containers
Cub Scout Day Camp Fee- 10.5 containers
Sleeping Bag- 15 containers
Boy Scout Handbook - 1.5 containers
Boy Scout Uniform Shirt - 6.5 containers
Average Cub Scout Book - 1.5 containers
Cub Scout Uniform Shiert - 6 containers
Average District Camporee Fee - 3.5 containers
These are just a few sample expenses a unit or scout might budget for in a year. Each unit has it's own unique activities, so be sure to list them when building your budget.( You can find an Ideal Year budget worksheet on the Trail's End website- www.trails-end.com
The following page contains information on the Daniel Boone Council Trail's End Popcorn Sale. More information will be added as it becomes available. All posted information is current.