I hope you are all enjoying your summer and looking forward to the start of the new scout year at the Kickoff Picnic on Sunday August 28 at HaroldRitter Park from 3pm - 6pm.
I am writing today to ask for some help.
It is the goal of the Pack Committee to hold as few fund-raisers as possible; however it is important that each family supports our fund-raising efforts when they are held. The cost of running the Pack and holding activities is not covered by registration fees- there is a substantial shortfall which must be made up through fund raising.
All of our sons see the benefits of popcorn sales. Not only do they fund our Pack treasury, but they help to pay for things like the camps that we camp at, the district and council activities like camporees, and the training that our leaders take to ensure we run such a great program. The Pack spends almost every dime that we make on popcorn on offsetting the cost of activities so that we can make them no cost or almost no cost for the scouts.
That being said, we need help with the Popcorn sales this year, and we need it earlier than normal (now). I have asked all the Den Leaders to bring on their Den Kernals early and we have only got one volunteer so far. I know that everyone is busy, but we really need some people to step up and offer to help now. If a lot of people take on a few small tasks then Popcorn doesn’t have to become this huge deal for one Pack Popcorn Kernal that it has been the past few years. The first thing we need to do is nail down stores that will let us do show and sells at their locations on weekends in early October- we need to do this now before the stores are all taken.
Please consider volunteering. The more people that offer to help the less work it will be. I am not looking for my “regular” volunteers that step up every time we ask for help (you know who you are- thanks!). We are looking for people who sons have benefitted from the program and would like to give something back to the program, but have not been active participants in the past. If you can help, even a little, please send me an email.
Pack 216, Cary, NC Committee Chair
Troop 212, Cary, NC Assistant Scoutmaster