Popcorn Update

Happy Fall!  Popcorn sales end 10/21/21 and all order forms should be submitted at the Thursday meeting. Late orders and payments can be dropped off at my house (147 S Delaplaine Rd) by 10/23/21.  Online sales will still be active. Scouts will get all 33% of their sales toward their personal Troop accounts for use throughout the year.  Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts.
Regards.
Kernel Ponnappan

TWO EVENTS ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH – Popcorn Pickup & Hiking at Waterfall Glen

POPCORN PICK-UP

Dear Troop families,

All 2020 popcorn order forms are finalized and submitted. Popcorn pickup and distribution will be on Saturday 11/7/20.  Please contact me by text 720-244-4534 or email Axponn@gmail.com to coordinate pickup/delivery.

Scouts can still earn camp cash credit for online sales through November. I encourage people to use the Pecatonica social media link sent by email earlier this month.  All online sales offer free shipping.  Good luck and be safe.

Kernel A.P.

WATERFALL GLEN

Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 7th at Waterfall Glen in Lemont, IL.

Scouts will complete a five mile hike using a map and compass to complete Second Class Req. 3b, a one mile orienteering course to complete First Class Req. 4a, will have an opportunity to complete Cooking Merit Badge Req. 6, and may have time to work on other rank advancements with our leaders.

And … the Pack 24 Webelos II den will join us for the hike, to fulfill the Troop activity requirement for the Arrow of Light.

As always, parent chaperones are invited. If you can transport Scouts to and from Lemont, please register as a parent chaperone.

Scouts register here, Adults register here.

Waterfall Glen Options (will select during signup)

-I’d like to hike with the Troop and complete the Orienteering course.
-I’d like to hike with the Troop, complete the Orienteering course, and complete the “Trail and backpacking meals” Cooking merit badge requirement.  Click here to review the merit badge.

OR, if your Scout has completed the Orienteering course and Cooking merit badge, they can join the Troop for the hike and help out if needed.

Popcorn Orders Due Friday!

Popcorn orders are due this Friday, October 23. Please bring your form to the troop meeting tonight or drop it off by Friday evening to our Popcorn Kernel at 147 South Delaplaine Road in Riverside.

A Message from our Popcorn Kernel

I have the privilege of being the new Popcorn Kernel, and I welcome you to an interesting and challenging Boy Scout fundraising campaign. Troop 24 has offered this opportunity for our scouts to earn money for this year’s scouting events. All sales (order form or online) will give the scouts 1/3 of the money back for use in Troop 24 or PTAC events.

This year there is a new popcorn company, Pecatonica River Popcorn, www.prpopcorn.com, and they will be sending all the parents an email and web link for setting up online sales for each individual scout. There are numerous items online and shipping is free! Please set-up and share the link via email or social media to friends and family anywhere in the country. If you do not get the email from pops@prpopcorn.com, check your spam/junk folder first, then email me at axponn@gmail.com to correct. If you have multiple scouts in the troop, there should be individual emails, popcorn sales ID’s, and web links for their individual sales.

I strongly encourage online sales this year, but there are other ways to sell as well. We will be distributing the standard order forms over the next week. They have also provided fold-up tent-like order sheets that can be left in a lunchroom or common area at work (etc.) for people to place orders while social distancing. And finally, if you are interested in going door-to-door they have provided these hang tags that can be left on door knobs and picked up later (limited quantity available, so reserved for those who express interest in actual door-to-door).

Finally, all order forms and online sales should be completed and turned in to me by Friday October 23, 2020 to count toward this year’s totals. I encourage everyone to avoid cash and have checks made out to yourself and then consolidate the total to one personal check made out to Troop 24. Good luck and be safe.

Regards,
Anand Ponnappan
Kernel, Troop 24 Riverside

PS: I have popcorn samples and a small prize that will be randomly distributed to the scouts that make any sale by the meeting on October 1st or 8th.

BTW: BSA and Pecatonica have other incentives if scouts sell more than $750+, such as game/event tickets or other major prizes that our scouts can still earn. Also, this fundraiser can fulfill all the requirements for the Salesmanship Merit Badge for the motivated scout.

Popcorn Kernel Needed!

Greetings, Troop 24 Family –

Our Popcorn Kernel of 3 years recently tendered his retirement, so we are in need of a new Kernel!

The popcorn campaign is an important way for the Troop to contribute to the mission of Scouting at the national level, via the Council. And our fellow Cub Scout pack runs their own campaign with the same goal in mind.

The Kernel is an ideal job for someone who can’t make a weekly commitment to Troop activities, but has time to devote to a few key meetings and organizational activities during the Fall.

Key events include the campaign kick off meeting [AUG], socializing of the current year’s campaign with the Scouts [SEP], the collecting of sales forms [OCT], the figuring of prizes based on sales [NOV], and the procuring, storing, and distributing of the popcorn when the campaign is complete [NOV].

If you’d like to take on this important job, please contact our Troop Committee Chair, Carrie Staubus, at committeechair@troop24riverside.com.

Thanks!

Last Call for All Popcorn Forms and Money

Hello scouts and scout families,

As a reminder the scout meting this Thursday 10/24 is last call for all popcorn forms and money for all popcorn orders. Please finish up all final sales and bring the forms and money to the meeting Thursday. You may want to make a copy of the form or take a picture of it for your records just to have a back up copy.

Thanks for all your hard work!

Vince Pecis
Popcorn Chair

Popcorn Fundraiser

Hello Scouts,

You should be on your way to selling popcorn BUT if you haven’t already started there is still time. Remember, one third of what you sell is for you to use to help offset the cost of things like camp outs and summer camp! It’s a great way to support the scouting movement and to make a bit of money for your outings.

Due date for order forms and money
October 24 (at the Thursday meeting)
More forms available at the scout meeting or at the LaGrange BSA Council office

Online Selling
Register for an account at: www.trails-end.com (click on Register)
Council: Pathway to Adventure
District: Voyager Trace
Unit: Troop 24 Riverside Presbyterian Church

If you have any questions feel free to contact me. vrpecis@gmail.com

Thanks and good selling!

Kernel Vince

Popcorn Orders Due!

Popcorn reminder. All money and order forms are due at this Thursday’s (10/25) meeting.

If you have any questions please email me at vrpecis@gmail.com

Thanks,

Kernel Vince

Popcorn Fundraiser

Hello Scouts,

You should be on your way to selling popcorn BUT if you haven’t already started there is still time. Remember, one third of what you sell is for you to use to help offset the cost of things like camp outs and summer camp! It’s a great way to support the scouting movement and to make a bit of money for your outings.

Due date for order forms and money
October 25 (at the Thursday meeting)
More forms available at the scout meeting

Online Selling
Register for an account at: www.trails-end.com (click on Register)
Council: Pathway to Adventure
District: Voyager Trace
Unit: Troop 24 Riverside Presbyterian Church

If you have any questions feel free to contact me. vrpecis@gmail.com

Thanks and good selling!

Kernel Vince

Popcorn Orders Due!

Hello Popcorn Sellers.

All orders are due to the council this week so please get your sell sheets and money to Vince Pecis as soon as possible. You can drop it off at his house (426 Kent Road) or make some other arrangement by contacting him via email vrpecis@gmail.com.

Thanks,
Kernel Vince

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