Scouts & Parents,
The troop will meet at JLC 10:00 AM this Saturday morning to kick-off our annual wreath sales fundraiser. Please do-not drop off your scout unattended unless previous arrangements have been made...
Your Scout uniform is the thing to wear, > dress for the weather, and bring a couple of pens and a clip board. This is the morning to put on your Scout Spirit and get your sales pitch warmed up.
This is our ONE and ONLY fund raiser for the year. Scouts have a opportunity to put a good chunk of change in their scout account and help the troop run for another year, plus we throw a jammin Christmas party & COH with part of the proceeds. Also, profits earned can be used to help sponsor scouts to camp.
The Scout profit can be as high as 80% if troop budget goals are met...a 50/50 profit split for scout sales under 26 products. It's pretty easy to sell at least 50 products...this should be your minimum GOAL.
P. S. Any older Scouts not selling this year, PLEASE-PLEASE pass your customer list into a younger scout. We don't want to loose this continuity.
For those who can't make this event, we will have your order blanks & wreath flyers at the Sunday Scout meeting.
*** All wreath orders must be turned into Troop 219 by the first week in November...date to be announced. You have approx one month to sell.
SM, Troop 219
There will be a short wreath meeting tonight for ALL new scout parents. Mr Roger Nevells will get with you all shortly after the meeting starts and give you a short overview of Troop 219's annual fundraiser for the scouts selling Holiday Wreaths & products. This will help prepare you for the upcoming wreath kick-off next Saturday. Hopefully this will answers your questions of the ins/outs & do's/don'ts of selling, assembly, and distribution.
Thx > Steve P
Scouts & Parents,
FT Rich / Buckner pool is temporarily closed. > Scout meeting Sunday @ 6:30 pm...more to follow.
**The wreaths have arrived** Scouts will meet this Friday 25 November at North Star Trucking in Wasilla, 10 AM to assemble ALL products & pick up your individual wreaths. Should be done by 2 PM max.
The address is 1301 South Knik-Goose Bay Rd. Head into Wasilla - turn left on East Palmer-Wasilla Hwy by the Home Depot - go approx 1.5 miles to stop light at Knik-Goose Bay Rd & turn left, then your next left is North Star driveway...approx 27 miles from ER.
Bring cookies & snacks to share. Also we will have Christmas Party door prize tickets available for our annual .22 Rifle drawing, so bring a few bucks for a ticket or two.
If you are not available to pick up, please make arrangements for someone to transport your wreath to ER. Also notify myself and/or Roger Nevells so we know who's picking up your products. If all that doesn't work, still notify us if you absolutely can't make it.
Happy Thanksgiving 🦃......
Scouts and Parents
Want to extend a thank you to Mr. Paul Daggett; He was our guest speaker for the Scouting Heritage Badge. Scouter since 1961. We appreciate your sharing your time and talent with all of our scouts and parents. Scouts if any of you have Scouting Heritage Requirements you would like to sign off please respond to me directly so I can make arrangements with Mr. Daggett.
1. Meeting tomorrow, 13 Nov at the JLC, 7:00 pm
2. Thanksgiving Blessing (Service Project Sun, 20 Nov, Mon 21 Nov)
Who: Scouts, Parents and Family members
What: Service Project for Eagle River Community
When: 2:15-4:30 Sunday; 2:30-8:30 (2hr shifts)
Responsibilities on Sunday, if snow scouts are asked to assist in shoveling sidewalks; same for
Monday; Scouts will help organize food Sunday for distribution on Monday; Distribution on
Monday Scouts expected to help families take food baskets to the car.
Uniform: Class A's (dress for the weather/you will be going outside so please wear your
3. Day after Thanksgiving Friday 25 for Wreath Assembly Party
Who: Scouts Parents and Family members
What: Wreath Assembly Party
When: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Class B Uniform
4. Board of Review preceding Troop meeting 4 Dec @7:00
Who: Scouts advancing in Rank
What: Board of Review
When: Dec 4, 6:00 pm
5. Christmas Court of Honor 11 Dec
Who: Scouts, Parents, and Family Members
What: CoH (We have a traditional Christmas meal)
When: 1:00-4:30 pm (set up begins 11:00 am)
Where: Camp Gorsuch, Dining Hall
6. Finally, to all parents (committee members or not)
What: Troop 219 Committee Meeting
When: 7:30-9:00 pm
We will be discussing our Court of Honor, Schedule for the following 8-12 weeks,
Wreath assembly party, Chilkoot Trail, New Scout recruiting (Cubscouts crossing over)
Come share your ideas regarding activities, camping and hiking; we are always open to new places. Variety is the spice
Troop 219 Committee Chair
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