Annual Holiday Wreath and Grave Blanket Sale
BSA Troop 1’s annual wreath and grave blanket sale is our biggest fundraiser of the year. This year, we’d like our scouts to sell a minimum of 10 wreaths and/or grave blankets. Please help our scouts reach this goal. Reaching this goal is important because proceeds from the sale help support the troop’s camping trips, equipment, advancement badges and scholarships.
TYPES OF WREATHS AND GRAVE BLANKETS
20-inch Balsam Fir Wreaths ($25)
20-inch Mixed Pine Grave Blankets ($35)
** All orders must be fully paid at time of order either by cash, check, or credit card via Square site
Note Earlier Dates
All fundraising dates shifted earlier this year. As early as October 15, scouts should begin their fundraising activities. All order forms are now due earlier on November 15. In order to deliver the wreaths and blankets in-time for Thanksgiving, all scouts must wrap-up their sales and submit their order forms by November 15. Help our scouts stay on-track with new earlier dates!
10/15: Sale begins
11/14: Sale ends
11/15: Order forms due
11/19-11/21: Wreaths and grave blankets delivered
For selling, no territories or routes will be assigned. However, in early November, group selling opportunities will be available for sign-up outside various churches. We also plan fundraising tables at one or two local retailers closer to Thanksgiving. As an incentive, gift cards will be awarded to top selling scouts. For selling assistance and guidelines, see tips and safety suggestions.
New for 2018—Credit Card Payments and Facebook!
This year, we’ve made it easier than ever for scouts to sell their wreaths and grave blankets. For the first time, we now accept credit cards for payment through our Secure Square site.
As always, old fashioned checks work too. All checks should be made out to BSA Troop 1 and ALSO include the name of the selling scout on the check’s Memo line.
Using social media is also new this year. Parents can choose to promote the fundraiser using our new Facebook post. The fundraiser post can be re-shared with local friends and family, plus includes a link to our new Square site.
Be careful to keep track of all cash, credit card, and check payment orders. Regardless of payment type, you and your scout are responsible for ensuring that your orders and payments reconcile.
Commercial Shipping is NOT Available
Our scouts must personally deliver ALL wreaths and grave blankets to ALL their own customers. Commercial shipping is NOT available. Wreaths are scheduled to start arriving on Monday, November 19. It is your responsibility to personally delivery ALL of your wreaths sometime between 11/19 and 11/21.
For In-Person Sales, Tips and Safety Suggestions
Sell local within Boonton and nearby towns; customers must generally live within 20 miles of Boonton for home delivery
Always sell with another scout or parent
Never enter anyone’s home
Have your parents sell at work
Always wear your Class A Uniform
Use generic “Hello Neighbor” greeting, and identify yourself by name and troop number; “Hello, I am Scout [____]from Boonton’s Troop 1”
Tell them what you are selling, “I am selling holiday wreaths and grave blankets”
Tell them why they should buy from you, “The wreaths look great on any front door. The funds we raise from the sale will go toward our troop’s camping equipment, educational opportunities and help support community activities”
Tell them delivery will be before Thanksgiving
Share Fundraiser Flyer/Wreath Sale Order Form [link]
If they are not interested, THANK THEM for their time. If they are interested, THANK THEM for supporting “Boonton Troop 1”
Collect all payments at time of order!
For orders, complete Fundraiser Flyer/Wreath Sale Order Form [link], including all customer information of name, address, phone number, AND your name
For check payment, all checks must made payable to “BSA Troop 1”; note that the individual scout’s name MUST appear on the Memo line of ALL checks
For credit card payment, electronic transactions can be submitted via Square site <insert link to Square page>
REMEMBER to keep a personal log of ALL your sales and SAVE THAT LIST. This will make home delivery much easier
Let friends and family know that donations are also accepted; not everyone will buy a wreath or grave blanket and may ask to contribute a monetary amount
For payment, we accept online payments via Secure Square Site.
If any Boonton Troop 1 parent or scout has fundraising questions, contact Arnaud via email@example.com.
Thank you for your support.