Pancake Breakfast

Dear Troop 648 Scout families:

I hope everyone has been busy seeking silent auction items for our Annual Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction on Saturday, April 27!  The big event is two months from tomorrow so I’m anxious to see what items have been collected.  Last year’s silent auction had more than 80 items so let’s all work hard together and try to top that!

Scouts are encouraged to solicit or donate items to be included in the Silent Auction.  In years past, Scouts have been very successful in soliciting donations (gift certificates, goods and services) from local restaurants, shops and service providers.  Last year items donated to the auction included tickets to sporting events, concert tickets, restaurant gift cards, Ninja Camp, gift baskets, sunglasses, sports memorabilia and so much more.  The ideas are endless!

To help, we have made two documents available for your use.  The first is a Donation Request Letter.  I would suggest having your son practice his “pitch” before entering a business.  Use this letter as a guide to solicit donations.  This letter is usually a key factor and often essential when trying to obtain donations because it’s on Troop 648 letterhead and includes CCC’s 501(c)3 number. The second document is a Donation Form that you give to businesses once they agree to make a donation.  Make several copies of each document to hand out.  Last but not least, be sure your Scout wears his clean Class A uniform when he solicits businesses.

Please be aware that we are not able to accept alcoholic beverage items or tobacco products as auction items.  It is against BSA policy.

Auction items will be displayed for silent bidding during the event.  Scouts will receive a percentage of the purchase price for each item they secure or donate.  Funds raised will go directly to their individual Scout account.  Their Scout account funds can be used to pay for Scout-related items such as summer camp, new uniform items they grow out of, camping equipment, monthly camp outings, etc.

This event can’t be successful without everyone’s support.  Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you!

Barb Starr