Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cub Scout popcorn sale

Hello world,

I have to say that I love love love the Cub Scouts !

70% of your purchase goes back to the Scout, his troop or pack, and his council. The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Well scouting is a long long road and requires a deep commitment. We have been in it since Kindergarten and I hope Pravan will see it all the way through Eagle Scouts.

Did you know it takes about $235 to cover all the activities for each scout every year. The council is asking that each boy sell popcorn for $235. $10 a bag for yummy goodness. If you have not tried some you should pick up some at the local show and sell in your area. Yes I am talking about those dedicated responsible boys in uniform outside Walmart, Raley's or Safeway. They work hard and they are also learning key skills like communicating with people. Some boys are shy and this is a great opportunity for them . I know my son is one of them.

Here are the boys awaiting a customer...Don't they look so handsome ??

The boys were having a good time chatting to the people of NW Reno as they entered the store on a Saturday to shop for groceries and then this nice man stopped by and asked the boys lots of questions about popcorn and prices. He then purchased a $20 bag of thriple chocalate delight which is out of this world.He then told the boys that they could have the bag if they promised to share. They did not waste anytime. It was delicious.

Pravan is working on not being so shy and here he is interacting with a nice lady ..She offered to buy a box of popcorn.

I refused to go around my neighborhood selling popcorn with an order form. Taking money from people that may not know me or trust me was awkward. Then I would have to revisit their house to deliver the popcorn....Way too much work in my already hectic schedule. I was able to get a box of popcorn and we sold $130 worth of it in an hour. I got a work out and the kids were drenched in sweat by the time we made a circle around the neighborhood.

Priyasha has always been a cub scout wanna be so she was more than happy to help her brother sell popcorn. She has no choice but to be at all his meetings so she know the promise and most of the rules. We started off in a wagon and Pravan pulled her around but that got old real fast and he decided to ride his bike while I pulled missy in the wagon. I was impressed at how well Pravan did his selling to the neighbors that answered the door.

We need to get another box and sell more this week....If have not already support a cub scout, please do so. it really helps keep scouting alive. What an amazing program for our boys ? If you have a little boy I hope you will consider signing him up for Scouting. You will be glad you did.

Till next time ..Mwah !!!!