Wreath Sales

Troop 23 launched their 2019 Wreath Sales fundraiser on Monday, September 9th.

All Orders Due by October 28th!!!

Monday, October 28th, the night of the Halloween Party, is the last day to turn in your wreath orders. After this date, it is unlikely that you will be able to order more wreaths. The Troop orders extras, but they can go quickly, so please turn in your orders in a timely fashion.

Wreath Pick-Up

  • The pick-up location is the Church of the Resurrection, 935 W Union Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187.
  • Pick up times are Friday, November 22nd from 3:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday, November 23rd from 8:00am – 1:00pm.
  • This is the Friday and Saturday BEFORE Thanksgiving.
  • If a scout cannot pick up his wreaths during these times, the scout MUST arrange for someone else to do so.
  • As soon as you get your wreaths home, count and recount your wreaths and check each wreath for quality issues before you begin deliveries.

Bad Wreaths

  • Bad wreaths should be exchanged at the Troop meeting on Monday, November 25th.

Wreath Care

  • It is very important to keep the wreaths off concrete and asphalt and out of the sun.
  • Water the wreaths daily, including the planters, which should be watered just like a plant.
  • The wreaths are live greens and love water.

Turning in your Order Forms and Order Recap Sheets

  • 2019 Wreath Order Form
    • Record all sales on the 3-part 2019 Wreath Order Form
    • Order Forms MUST be turned in at the beginning of each Monday night Troop meeting using your small envelope
    • All Order Forms MUST have
      • Your customer’s name and address
      • Your name
      • The items ordered
      • Payments amount clearly indicated
    • There are three copies of the order form
      • Pink copy: give this to your customer when the order is placed
      • White copy: turn this in at Monday’s meeting
      • Yellow copy: keep this copy for yourself so you know who to deliver to later
  • 2019 Wreath Order Recap Sheet
    • When you turn in your Order Forms you also need to fill out and turn in your Wreath Order Recap Sheet
    • Turn in both the white and yellow copy. If you do not turn these in, the order will not get placed
    • Do not forget to sign the bottom of the form

Product Change List

  • We have made changes to the products we will be selling this year in order to offer new products to our customers.
  • The first column lists products that are no longer available. The second column lists the replacement products if available.
PRODUCT NO LONGER AVAILABLE                 REPLACEMENT PRODUCT
26" Classic Balsam Fir Wreath               25" Classic Balsam Fir Wreath
26" Fallen Hero Wreath                      28" Fallen Hero Wreath
24" Premium Decorator Wreath                25" Cranberry Splash Wreath
26" Noble Decorator Wreath                  28" Victorian Wreath
Noble Candle Ring Wreath                    Candlelit Centerpiece
25' Mixed Cedar/Douglas Fir Garland         25' Balsam Garland
Cemetery Easel                              No Replacement
Direct Ship - 24" Premium Decorator Wreath  Direct Ship - 25" Cranberry Splash Wreath
Direct Ship - 26" Noble Decorator Wreath    Direct Ship - 25" Victorian Wreath
Direct Ship - Noble Candle Ring Wreath      Direct Ship - Candlelit Centerpiece
Direct Ship - Yule Log                      No Replacement
Direct Ship - Fire Starter Basket           No Replacement

Direct Ship Program

  • We are now using the direct ship program from Mickman Brothers instead of the program we have used in the past
  • We are changing the name to the “Holiday Gift Program” instead of the “Direct Ship Program”
  • Orders are shipped via FedEx from Mickman Brother directly to the customer between November 11 & December 10th
  • The new program offers more items and lower prices than the previous program
  • In your packet you will find the following items for the Holiday Gift Program
    • Holiday Gift Order Form instruction sheet
    • Example form
    • Holiday Gift Program Sales Flyer (there is a space on each page to write-in the cost of each of the seven items)
    • Holiday Gift Order Forms
    • Holiday Gift Products Fundraising Envelope
  • Pricing
    • Pricing for the Holiday Gift Program is higher than our pricing for our door-to-door sales because it is shipped directly to the customer. Please use the following pricing for the Holiday Gift Program:
      • 25” Classis Wreath $39
      • 25” Victorian, Cranberry Splash and Wintergreen wreaths are all $52
      • Candlelit Centerpiece $52
      • 22” Tabletop Christmas Tree $52
      • 40” Live Christmas Tree $69
  • How to use the Holiday Gift Order Form
    • Order only one product per order form (you will need to use one form for each item the customer orders)
    • Complete the form per the Holiday Gift Order Form instruction sheet
    • Tear off the “Customer Receipt” portion of the form and give to your customer
    • Turn in the completed Holiday Gift Order Form & payment with your Wreath Order Forms & Order Recap Sheets
    • You will be given copies of your Holiday Gift Order Forms which can be kept in the Holiday Gift Products Envelope

Money

  • Checks should be made out to “BSA Troop 23”
  • Write the scout’s name in (or near) the memo section of every check received
  • All cash and checks collected MUST be turned in as soon as possible at the beginning of each Monday night Troop meeting
  • No coins will be accepted
  • The deadline to turn in money is the beginning of the Monday night meeting on December 16th

Extra Wreaths

The troop may have a small number of items left over.  These extras are available to be sold by scouts, while supplies last, until December 10th. After the Bad Wreath exchange on November 19th, the list of available extra product will be regularly distributed to the Scout Parents email list. The usual paper work (Sales Slips and Order Sheet) is required when ordering extras.

Earnings

Wreath Sales

  • Every scout is expected to sell $400 in wreaths.
  • Scouts will earn 50% profit on the first $400 in wreath sales to fully cover their $200 program cost.
  • Scouts who sell under $400 will only cover part of their program cost and will be required to pay the difference out of pocket.
  • Scouts who exceed the minimum sales goal will be able to pay all or part of their annual Scouting costs, thereby being “thrifty” and minimizing the out-of-pocket costs to their families.
  • Earnings for sales above $400 are:
    • Bronze Level ($401 to $800) – Scout earns 35% on sales beyond $400
    • Silver Level ($801 to $1,200) – Scout earns 37% on sales beyond $800
    • Gold Level ($1,201 to $2,500) – Scout earns 40% on sales beyond $1,200
    • Platinum Level ($2,501 and above) – Scout earns 45% on sales beyond $2,500

Popcorn Sales

  • Commission is 29% on all sales
  • Popcorn sales do not count toward Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum levels

Documents, Forms and Spreadsheets

Support

Please send email to wreaths.t23@troopmaster.email if you require assistance.

Selling Wreaths – Some Helpful Tips

Door to Door

  • Always wear your full Class A uniform.
  • Knock on as many doors as time allows. Don’t get discouraged. Keep knocking.
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Tell them you are selling wreaths and popcorn for you to go to Summer Camp, and to help Troop 23 run scouting activities and buy equipment.
  • Tell them delivery will occur November 17th thru December 2nd.
  • Show them the pictures of the different sized wreaths.
  • Fill out sales slip completely. Give pink copy to customer.
  • Try to have the customer pay in full when ordering. You won’t have to remember collect later and you can drop off their order even if they aren’t home.
  • Carry a small manila envelope for your completed sales slips and collected money.
  • Bring small bills with you to make change.
  • Be courteous and polite. Thank them, even if there is no sale.

Phone Sales

  • Introduce yourself and tell them why you are calling (see above).
  • If it’s a customer from last year, remind them what they previously bought from you or another Troop 23 Scout.
  • Tell from where you got their name, if appropriate.
  • Tell them delivery will occur November 23rd thru December 1st.
  • Fill out sales slip completely.
  • Be courteous and polite. Thank them, even if there is no sale.

Delivery

Look over every wreath to make sure it is not defective. Fix minor defects. Affix the bows. DO NOT DELIVER A BAD WREATH!

Bows

Small bows go on:

  • 20″ Noble Fir Mixed Wreath
  • Mixed Door Swag
  • Balsam Candy Cane
  • Balsam Cross

Medium bows go on:

  • 36″ Double Face Balsam Wreath (one bow for each side)
  • 48″ Single Face Balsam Wreath
  • 36″ Noble Fir Mixed Wreath
  • 48″ Noble Fir Mixed Wreath

Large bows go on:

  • 60″ Single Face Balsam Wreath
  • 72″ Single Face Balsam Wreath