As you know, it's almost Christmas.
Troop 11 has been selling holiday greenery for decades as our primary fundraiser to provide operating funds for all our activities. This year, Troop 12 will also have the option to participate with proceeds flowing into the Troop 12 operating account.
Sales commissions of half the profit (approximately 25% of the sales price) are deposited into the salesperson's Scout Account on Wild Apricot. Scouts also earn awesome incentive prizes for selling more. Details are available at troop meetings.
There is an abbreviated schedule for this year's campaign. All orders and payments are due by Monday, November 11. Greenery will be available for Scouts to pick up from the Church on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7.
There are several ways to sell:
- Scout sales door-to-door.
Scouts approach friends and family to see if they would like to support the troop by purchasing holiday greenery using this sales flyer. Collect payment at the time of ordering by cash or check.
- Parent sales at work
Similar to the way the Girl Scouts sell cookies in workplace breakrooms, we have a multiorder form that parents can put in common areas where coworkers can sign up to buy greenery. Collect payment at the time of ordering by cash or check.
- Online sales for local delivery
If someone you know in central Houston wants to purchase greenery using a credit or debit card, they can do it from the Troop's online store. Notes: - The buyer needs to enter the Scout's name in the "comments" section at the end of the shopping cart process - That Scout is responsible for delivering the greenery to the purchaser.
- Direct ship to anywhere from the farm
If someone wants greenery who does not live nearby, you can arrange for the products to be shipped directly from the farm using this online order form. This is also a good way to send greenery as gifts to faraway friends and relatives. Payment will be taken by credit/debit card at the time of ordering.
- Corporate sales
We offer quantity discounts and personal service if you have a business which would like to send greenery as a nice thank you to important clients or customers. Contact Glenn Wallin directly with leads for corporate sales. These are generally paid via invoice after delivery.
- Church in-person sales
We will only have two Sundays (Nov 17 & 24) this year when we can sell at First Presbyterian Church. Watch for announcements if you are interested in participating.
If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact this year's Greenery Chairperson, Glenn Wallin or Stephen Cullar-Ledford.
Thank you for supporting the troop!