2016 WREATH SELLING FUNDRAISER INFORMATION

EACH YEAR BRYN ATHYN TROOP 97 SELLS CHRISTMAS GREENS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SUPPORT OF THE TROOP.  IT IS ONE OF JUST THREE FUND RAISERS WE CONDUCT EACH YEAR. THE CONCLUSION OF THE CHRISTMAS GREENS SALE COINCIDES WITH THE TROOP’S ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND CHRISTMAS TREE SALE, ALL THREE TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 3rd, 2016 AT THE BRYN ATHYN SOCIETY BUILDING.

These are two documents to use during selling:

Wreath Sell Sheet

Wreath Sales Order Form

You may print out extra copies as needed during the sales period.

When sales are due fill in the electronic sheet to turn in:

Wreath Order Computer Input Sheet

Each Scout is expected to participate in the Christmas Wreath sale (by selling at least 10 wreaths) and Pancake Breakfast as the funds raised support programs exclusively for the local troop.  Each scout’s profits will be divided; 50% will go towards our local troop and 50% will be placed in each scout’s individual summer camp fund. The top 3 Greens sellers will be awarded prizes. There will be a prize of a limousine ride and pizza dinner on December 14th for the patrol with the greatest dollar amount in sales.  The plans are tentatively to meet at the Scout Building at 5:30 p.m. on the 14th for a ride to a local restaurant where the boys will be treated for dinner.  The car will bring them back in time for the Court of Honor Ceremony that evening. 

The emphasis for our fundraising is providing for ongoing support for programs offered for the troop and ongoing maintenance of the scout building.  We are fortunate to have had many previous scouts and leaders who generously supported the Bryn Athyn Scouting program that enabled us to build and now use such a wonderful scout building, and we all should be proud to assist in the continued maintenance of the facility.

Each Scout will be responsible for submitting accurate cash/checks with their order forms.  Please encourage your son to handle the cash/checks in a responsible fashion.  Parents, please review your son’s list for completion on names, addresses and phone numbers before submitting the order form. This will help in the order process, since we have many people with the same surname in our community. Please be aware that in no instance is a Scout expected to sell door-to-door unsupervised or alone. 

Orders recorded on the Wreath Sales Order Form are to be entered into the Wreath Order Computer Input Form spreadsheet.  A copy of this Excel spreadsheet will be emailed to the master mailing list.  In addition, there is a link above for you access the file.  You may submit your excel spreadsheet via email to nklanderman@hotmail.com.  Scouts are encouraged to submit their Excel spreadsheets periodically throughout the sales period of October 26 - November 20, 2016.  All Excel spreadsheets must be entered by 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 20th so information can be finalized before turning in payments.  Once all sales information has been totaled, the order will be placed with the local farmer.  Anyone not able to enter their paper order form should notify organizer Norma Klanderman (404-697-8169) to make alternate arrangements.

The Scouts offer delivery service for those unable to pick up their Christmas Greens order.  Delivery occurs after the Pancake Breakfast on December 3rd, typically around noon.  Parents will need to be prepared to assist their sons in the delivery of their wreath orders that day.  Note also that individuals you sell to may intend to pick their wreaths up at the pancake breakfast, but may fail to do so. Scouts are responsible for delivery of these wreaths to these individuals, so complete contact information for all orders is important.

The wreath sale ends on Sunday, November 20, 2016.  All payments will be collected on Monday, November 28th and Tuesday, November 29th between the hours of 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Scout Building.

Thank you all for supporting Bryn Athyn Troop 97 and the Boy Scout program!

Norma Klanderman (nklanderman@Hotmail.com; Cell 404-697-8169