Saturday, September 26, 2009

Show and Sell Popcorn Sales

A and I were up bright and early today for a popcorn sale. 7:45 am found us in front of a gas station/convenience store, for 2 1/2 hours. A was good for about the first 2 hours, then he was ready to GO. Our location sold for about 3.5 hours and some other pack members had another location, in front of Lowe's, for about 4 hours.

Sales seemed to be down, compared to show and sells we did several years ago. But, donations were up. I'd guess there were a lot of people who didn't want to/couldn't swing the cost of the popcorn, but wanted to support the boys anyway. Between the 2 locations, we sold over $550 of popcorn and collected another over $200 in donations. Wow! And to think that certain people thought that it wouldn't be worth our time. I think it was. But, I'm just as glad we're done and that we sold out (all but one) of our least expensive product - so we really don't have the product to have any more show and sells.

Now, we have some data on what we might be able to sell and how much. So, next year, whoever is doing this (not me, as we'll have moved on to the troop), can decide how much to order more realistically - if they choose to do show and sells.



Blogger Scribbit said...

We're in our very last year of cub scouts and I'm going to miss it when it's gone--those popcorn sales. Sniff.

12:32 AM  

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