Spring Fundraiser

Flower Bulb Sale (optional)

The PA Dutch Council is sponsoring a Spring Flower Bulb sale this year, and we are very thankful that Lisa Volk (Eli and Jack's mom) will be our Unit Fundraising Champion for this program. As a reminder, the Spring sale is completely optional (Popcorn in the Fall is our required Fundraiser) but many scouts choose to participate to help fill their Scout Account to pay for Summer Camp. These make great gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, housewarming, Easter, as well as gifts for clients.

Flower Bulbs and Pack 44:

  • Spring Fundraiser that helps Scouts pay for camp or other Scouting activities

  • Risk Free: Scouts take orders, collect payment, and submit one check to their unit

  • Bulb packages include a choice of 18 different flowers. Each package costs $13 and scouts keep 25% commission on sales to go toward summer camp!

  • Easy ways to sell flower bulbs include family, friends, social media, local businesses or door knocking. Flower bulbs make great gifts too!

  • Scouts take orders and collect payment in person OR, this year, out-of-area friends and family can order on-line and have their orders shipped directly to them (shipping charge approx. $10-12). *For online orders, make sure to follow the directions on the postcard given to each Scout.*

  • Timeline for selling Flower Bulbs runs January 23rd through February 24th.

  • Additional Sales Brochures and order forms are available here.

  • Bulb Specs sheet for the discerning gardener here.

Important Dates:

  • January 23, 2023 Flower Bulb Sale Begins

  • February 24th, 2023 Flower Bulb Sale Ends

  • First Week of April (approx.) Orders will come in for distribution, hopefully for Easter, definitely in time for Mother's Day!

Sample Pitch:

  • Hi, my name is (First name only) and I'm a cub scout with Pack 44. I'm trying to earn my way to go to camp this summer. I am selling spring planting--summer flowering bulbs to beautify our neighborhoods and to also help me earn my way to summer camp. May I count on your support?

  • Remember you are selling Scouting!

Safety Tips and Courtesy Points:

  • Whichever method you use, please always follow BSA safety guidelines

  • Bulbs make great gifts

  • Always wear your Scout uniform… properly

  • Always sell with a family member or designated guardian

  • Never enter anyone’s home

  • Don’t carry large amounts of cash on you

  • Always walk on the sidewalk and driveway

  • Always smile and introduce yourself, no last name

  • Always tell your customers why you are selling Flower Bulbs!

  • Raising funds for Scout Camp and other Scouting Adventures

  • Always say… THANK YOU!!

  • Count change in front of the customer or confirm total on check

  • Collect money at time of order and once done taking orders, write one check payable to your unit