Troop 868 in Action
CANDY BAR SALE
(February 3~6, 2011)
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In order to operate the extraordinarily active program that we offer, Troop 868 conducts a number of different fundraising activities throughout the year.  Just as most men and women go to work on a daily basis, we feel that fundraising is a normal, regular, and on-going part of troop's program; not something to be done only once or twice a year.

One of the things we do twice each year is to sell World's Finest Chocolate candy bars in front of local stores.  We have done this project faithfully since the troop was started and a number of local merchants support us by permitting us to sell in front of their businesses.

This is a project that the scouts themselves can do with minimal adult supervision.  Scouts work in teams of two (the buddy system) in 3-hour shifts over a 4-day period.  We start selling after school on Thursday afternoon/evening.  We also sell after school on Friday, all day on Saturday, and, if we still have product left, on Sunday after church until we're sold out.  Boys choose their shifts and most scouts will work about 12 hours spread over the 4 days of the sale.  If we need help filling all the shifts, we call upon the Cub Scouts from Pack 868 to help us out.  We do the same in reverse when the Cub Scouts sell flags later in the year.

In addition to supporting the troop, scouts earn a "commission" that helps pay their way to summer resident camp.  They also some valuable real-life selling skills and how to handle money and make change quickly in a fast-paced environment.  The boys actually enjoy the experience and working with a buddy is a whole lot more fun than sending boxes of candy bars home with scouts and asking them to go door-to-door through their neighborhoods by themselves.  Nobody wants to do the latter!

Assistant Scoutmaster Waldo Guzman with Kraig and Connor outside the Five Star BP on Blue Lick Rd. Brixton and Conor at the Circle-K Shell on Mud Lane.
Dylan and Nick in the foyer at the Shepherdsville Kroger store. Cub Scouts T.J., Matthew, and James with Boy Scout Preston in at the exit doors of the Shepherdsville Lowe's Home Center.
Cub Scouts Caden and Cody outside the Circle-K BP on Highway 44 West at Raymond Road. Tyler and Toby with their mom outside the Five Star station on Adam Shepherd Parkway.
Cub Scouts Tristan and Dominic with Bear Den Leader Marc Angellis outside the Five Star BP on Blue Lick Rd. Cub Scout Kenneth with Cubmaster Steven Frank in the foyer of the Kroger in Hillview.
Webelos Cub Scout Andrew with Boy Scout Nicholas and their father in the foyer of the Shepherdsville Kroger. Kraig and Connor with Cub Scout Dennis sell at the Circle-K BP on Hwy 44 West at Raymond Road.
Asst Scoutmaster Jeff Hagerman, Preston, Cubmaster Steven Frank, Den Leader Tonya Gordon, Thomas, and Kenneth at a shift change at the Circle-K Shell on Mud Lane. Noah and Cub Scout T.J. make a sale to a customer in the foyer of the Kroger store in Shepherdsville.

 

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