Speaking to many units over the past year I have found that popcorn sales do a great job of funding many units annual program year, but don’t really help youth pay for summer camp.  Discussing ideas during camp, several units expressed interest in possibly doing a trash bag sale in April to help youth pay for camp.

Attached is a short booklet highlighting the sale.  In addition, here is a short promotional video that Black Hills Area Council put together after they kicked of their trash bag sales in 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdqsK-eg0bwExternal Link.

This is a pretty straight forward sale with both the unit and council earning a 35% commission.  The “council’s portion” of the trash bag sale will go directly into our 3 camps.  Popcorn sales over the past several years have been flat to declining, so another source of funding is needed if we are to continue to upgrade in improve our camping programs.  Some highlights that have happened at our camps:

  • 3 stand up paddle boards at Cuyuna.

  • Older boy “trek” program out of Cuyuna.

  • “Cuyuna Arcade” that will highlight a giant chess board, Ga Ga ball pit, giant battle ship, and more.

  • Cub Scout resident camps and both Norseland and Cedar Point.

  • Expanded STEM/NOVA programs in all of our camp programs.

  • Addition of a Cub Scout “Family Camp” at Cuyuna in 2017

More information on these programs will be out by the end of the year.  We will also share more information about the trash bag sales.  We are not asking you to sign up now,  but wanted to give you some information on the upcoming sales so you can discuss and upcoming leaders meetings.

Note also in the below information is the number of rolls a youth would need to sell in order to 100% pay his way to camp.

2018 Waste Zero Trash Bag Sales (002).pdf 

 

 

Raymond W. Brauer | Scout Executive/CEO

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