Hello Pack 1 Parents,
Our 2021-2022 Wreath Sale Fundraiser is underway!
Pack 1's Wreath Sale is our only fundraiser of the year. In addition to wreaths, items for sale include garlands, swags, centerpieces, spruce tops and Minnesota-grown wild rice. We believe every Pack 1 Scout can sell at least $150 worth of holiday items, and Pack 1 Den leaders will Do Their Best to train, empower and motivate them to succeed! Parents can help in this effort as well. Incentives for sales-totals greater than $150 include credits for FREE Fall Camp and Spring Camp for Scouts and parents, as well as a gift card for the Scout Shop at Basecamp (see full list below).
With Covid-19 safety precautions still a priority, Pack 1's 2021-22 Wreath Sale will be conducted contact-free again, as it was last year. Available for download at the bottom of this page is a pdf file of a customizable, printable sales-flyer featuring all our sale items. It includes a link to the Pack 1's online Wreath Sales page. Your Scout can leave a flyer at the doors of your neighbors. We recommend distributing the flyer only to the homes of people you know.
You'll want to customize the flyer template by adding your Scout's first name and last name (or first-initial-of-last name) and a parent's first name, phone number and/or email address. Your customers will include your Scout’s name on their online order form in order to ensure credit for your Scout for the sales incentives. If you are not comfortable putting your Scout’s name on the flyer, you could instead use a code name/word – just be sure to let us know what it is, so we can match up your Scout’s orders correctly. Adding a photo of your Scout to the flyer template is optional; do so only if you are comfortable with that.
Another sales method is sending in an email to local family and friends the link to our online Wreath Sale page, https://www.pack1mn.org/wreaths Personalizing the email is a nice touch. Note: Customers can order and pay for wreaths, garlands, spruce topss, door swags, centerpieces and/or wild rice at this link also: https://cubscout-pack1mn.square.site/ (Technically, the Square site at the previous link is embedded into the Wreath Sale page on Pack 1's new website.)
Parents, you are also welcome and encouraged to post to your Social Media platforms a video that you record of you answering your door and your child delivering a "sales pitch" to the camera, as if it were a neighbor. "Hello, I'm your neighbor, NAME HERE, would you like to buy a wreath to support Pack 1 Cub Scouts? We are learning how to be good neighbors, respect and appreciate Nature and we have a lot of fun at camps and hikes and stuff like that." ... Include in your post a link to the Pack's online Wreath Sales page. One Pack 1 Scout made several extra sales last year with a "virtual sales pitch" like this. Give it a try!
Additional Wreath Sale Information
All orders and payments must be placed on our Square site. No checks/cash should be given to us. No order packets will be handed out.
Direct donations to the Pack can be accepted also via our Square site.
Please email the sales link or put flyers at the houses of your customers, without knocking on doors. Maintain social distancing and wear a mask when going to people's homes to deliver flyers. Use your list from last year, if applicable.
We have 11 items for sale. Please note the prices on the flyer and our online Wreath Sale page.
Final orders are due by Oct 25.
By Oct. 18 or sooner, we will email you a list of your customers' orders through Oct. 16.
You will get a list of your final orders shortly after Oct 25th.
Wreath/etc. pick-up will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 (time TBD; an announcement will be emailed to all Pack 1 parents) in the parking lot at Northrop Elementary School (same location as in recent years past).
Please help your Scout deliver all the wreaths and other items he/she sold prior to Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, and preferably by end-of-day Sunday, Nov. 21.
$150 in sales = Credit for 1 FREE camp for your Scout
$300 in sales = Credits for 1 FREE camp for your Scout and 1 accompanying Akela (parent/guardian/approved adult chaperone)
$400 in sales = Credits for 2 FREE camps for your Scout and 1 accompanying Akela
$500 in sales = Credits for 2 free camps for your Scout and 1 accompanying Akela, PLUS a $50 Scout Shop gift card!
Top sellers will be recognized and congratulated in an email to all Pack 1 families and in a post on Pack 1's website.
Yours in Scouting,
Chad Towle Pack 1 Wreath Sale Fundraiser Coordinator email@example.com
Pack 1 Cubmaster