Mistletoe Fundraiser

 PACK 206 – 2016 MISTLETOE FUNDRAISER

SUMMARY

Mistletoe Picking – Saturday November 26th 8 AM – midday

Mistletoe Selling — Will be posted as soon as it is available

PICKING

We will meet at McDonald’s on Spring and Palo Verde at 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 26th and leave by 8:30 AM.

We will go up into the mountains near camp Tahquitz and pick mistletoe. The whole family is welcome. Make it a fun holiday outing. Bring lunch, chairs or blankets, warm clothing and layers in case it warms up (pants are recommended because of the cactus) gloves, cutting tools like pruning shears, tree trimmers and ladders. Please remember to bring large trash bags to collect the mistletoe. In addition, you may want to bring hand sanitizer and change of clothes. Packing mistletoe on site allows scouts an opportunity to enjoy nature including a stream.

Plan for cold weather (50-60 degree temps.).  The extended forecast does not call for snow at this point but you never know. I am recommending all to bring chains no matter what the weather report says. We are Scouts and I want us to be prepared!

DIRECTIONS

Spring Street to 605 frwy north, to 91 frwy east. Take 91 frwy to 10 frwy east (note the 91 frwy becomes 215). Take the 10 frwy east about 6 miles to Orange Street exit. Go ½ mile north to Lugonia (Hwy 38) & turn right. Follow Hwy 38 thru several little towns & up mountain 26 miles to “Glass Road / 7 Oaks Resort”. Turn left on this road which is 1 mile past Camp Tahquitz. Follow it down about 5 miles. We will stop along the road at the stream. There is a bridge that crosses the stream where you will see many cars from Pack 206 Families.

PACKING

Each den will pack mistletoe into bags with cards provided by the pack.  Materials for mistletoe packing will be given to leaders at the November pack meeting. When everyone works together in an assembly line, packing happen quickly.

SELLING

Each den signs up for a 2-hour selling period per shift in front of a store from which the pack has acquired prior permission to sell. The goal for each den is to sell $70 per Scout at $2.00 per small bag/$5.00 large bag. Other ways to upsell is by making Mistletoe Wreaths and/or filling plastic Ornaments available at Crafting stores such as Michaels. Also sell at work if you can Work People love Mistletoe. (Sell what