Coffee Fundraiser 2023
The Greater St. Louis Area Council is excited to be offering a new fundraising program! Coffee sales can generate enough income to financially support your Scouting program for the entire year! Money from coffee can be used to cover the cost of camporees, pinewood derby races, field trips, equipment, badges and advancement, and summer camp.
Coffee Sale Guide
Coffee Order Form
Order Show & Sell Coffee
Register Your Unit to Sell!
Questions? - Please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Coffee Sales Guide (coming soon)
Inventory Tracker: Coffee Unit Inventory Worksheet Tool
This tool is to help units keep track of their inventory.
2023 In Person Training (sign up for training date during unit registration)
July 18, 2023 Southern IL (5208 Meadowland Parkway, Marion, IL 62959 @ 6PM)
July 20, 2023 Central IL (First Presbyterian Church Mattoon, 10 Charleston Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938 @ 6PM)
July 25, 2023 South County (Andre’s Banquets, South 4254 Telegraph Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129 @ 6PM)
July 26, 2023 West County (Orlando’s Event Center, 2050 Dorsett Village Plaza, Maryland Heights, MO 63043 @ 6PM)
July 31, 2023 Collinsville (Leighton Evatt American Legion Post 365, 1022 Vandalia St., Collinsville, IL 62234 @ 6PM)
August 1, 2023 SE MO (Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 Clark St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 @ 6PM)
August 2, 2023 Belleville (Main Street Brewing Co., 6435 West Main Street, Belleville, IL 62223 @ 6PM)
You have the ability to order more coffee in cases of 10 which can be picked up at your local Service Center. If you have any questions please contact Retha Taylor at email@example.com.
If you run out of show and sell product you can order more! You can reorder in cases of 10. Orders will be due every Sunday and will be available to pick up at your local Council Service Center the following Thursday or Friday or arrange for pick up with your District Executive when appropriate.
Show & Sell Sign-Up
Schnucks Grocery Stores are going to allow exclusive access to our units for two weekends to assist with your show & sell!
September 22 – 24
September 29 – October 1
Units will have the ability to sign up for a Show & Sell opportunity at every Schnucks Market in our region. Units will only be able to sign up for one time slot to allow every unit the opportunity to take advantage of this opportunity. We will allow units to register for additional time slots in early September.
Register for your spot early before they are all taken!
Fridays Shifts: 4pm - 8pm
Saturdays Shifts: 10am - 2pm & 2pm - 6pm
Sundays Shifts 10am - 2pm & 2pm - 6pm
On September 15, 16, 17 units will have the ability to sign up for a Show & Sell opportunity at multiple Dierbergs Stores in our region.
Units will only be able to sign up for a one-time slot to allow every unit the opportunity to take advantage of this opportunity.
*Show & Sell opportunities are open to both Popcorn and Coffee Fundraisers.*
Online Sales (Gateway Traders)
Purchase your Coffee now! Go to Gateway Traders - GSLAC Coffee or use the QR code below
Your Scouts can sell coffee online anytime! For online sales, coffee is ordered by and shipped directly to the customer.
How will customers receive Coffee purchased online?
Customers have the option to have coffee mailed directly to their address.
How will Units get Credit for the Purchased Coffee?
Online sales will be credited to the unit on their invoice at the end of the sale.
It is important to remind those that purchase coffee to list the unit number and the name of the Scout's family so that we can give credit to the Unit.
Monthly Coffee Subscription
Below is a sample message. Use this on social media, email, text, or even record your Scout in uniform and send it as a video!
Note: Please be mindful of our Youth Protection Guidelines. Scouts who send information to an adult must copy another adult on the message.
Coffee may be returned as long as the coffee is undamaged.
October 17th - 19th - Cape, Decatur, and Herrin Service Centers
October 18th & 20th - MacArthur Service Center
October 17th & 21st (10am - 1 pm) - BSA Outfitters Metro East
No Show & Sell returns will be accepted after October 23th.
Use any leftover Show & Sell coffee to fill your unit's Take Order before returning coffee to the Service Center. Because you will order exactly what has already been sold to customers, there should be no coffee to return.
Limited exchanges will be available at the Cape, Decatur, STL, and Herrin Service Centers.
Final Take Orders
Unit Take Orders due October 23, 2023
Final Take Order Instructions
1. Collect your scout's order forms.
2. Return coffee that you do not need (see Coffee Returns tab for details).
3. Submit your final take order (ordering will be by the bag, bundle, or first responder donation - not by case)
4. Pick up coffee on November 8, 9, 10 (depending on the district)
Select a date to collect order forms and money from Scouts. You must place the unit order by October 23. Use the week prior to follow up with anyone missing and tally everyone's orders together. You will be ordering your coffee by bags not by the case.
Pay Your Invoice
Paying Your Balance
Payment due: December 8, 2023
In late November you will receive your unit's final invoice via email.
- Review the invoice to make sure everything is correct
- Get one check from your unit for the entire balance due made out to "Greater St. Louis Area Council, BSA"
- Greater St. Louis Area Council, BSA
PO Box 952685
St. Louis, MO 63195-2685
- Greater St. Louis Area Council, BSA
- Allow 1 week for processing.
You may also pay in person at your closest Council Service Center.
We recommend waiting to receive your final invoice before paying to avoid any billing discrepancies. If you accidentally overpay, refunds can take up to 4 weeks to process.
Coffee sales can generate enough income to financially support your Scouting Program for the entire year!
Some of the great benefits of selling coffee include:
• There is NO up-front cost to your unit.
• Units pay for only the product they sell.
• Sales support local Scouting.
• A built-in prize program encourages Scouts to sell.
• Coffee sales teach Scouts the responsibility and value of earning their own way.
• Coffee is easy to sell.
• 74% of Americans drink coffee every day!
• Scouts can earn free camping at a Greater St. Louis Area Council camp of their choice!
2023 Coffee Incentives
New Unit Sellers Raffle
• $20 Scout Shop gift card
• 5 gallon seat top beverage jug
• Duro 1000 Lumen LED Lantern
• 28" plastic folding table
Top 3 Selling Units earn $100 GSLAC Camp program credit
Raffle 4 $50 GSLAC Camp program credits for units that sell coffee at a Schnucks and/or Ace Hardware Show & Sell
Increase unit sales by $1000 earn a $50 GSLAC Camp program credit
Increase unit sales by $500 earn a $25 GSLAC Camp program credit
Sell $100 receives a patch
Sell $350 earns Free Admission to Shoot-O-Ree 2024
Top Seller earns a custom neon sign personalized led neon sign (optional 20" to 40")
Top Online Seller earns a Sillbird STEM 12-in-1 solar robot
Free Camp Incentives:
Camping vouchers can be achieved through popcorn OR coffee sales or a combination of both.
Sell $1650 in products and earn a free camp experience
• Cub Scout Day Camp
• Scouts BSA earn a $100 camping voucher to use towards Summer Camp
**Cub and Scouts BSA can elect to receive a $50 Scout Shop gift card if they can’t attend camp. GSLAC camps only.**
ORDER $1650 VOUCHER HERE!
Sell $2800 in products and earn more
• Cub Scouts: Free Day Camp & a 3-day Adventure OR Arrow of Light camp
• Scouts BSA: Free weeklong Scouts BSA Summer Camp OR NYLT
**Cub and Scouts BSA can elect to receive a $150 Scout Shop gift card if they can’t attend camp. GSLAC camps only.
ORDER $2800 VOUCHER HERE!
**Vouchers must be used in 2024 and are nontransferable to 2025.
Units will receive 33% commission on all sales!
Individual bags sell for $20 per bag. Customers will have the ability on the order form to choose ground or whole bean. We will also have two bundles and two First Responders donations available.
Decaf Espresso- A balanced but complex espresso blend offering subtle smokiness and hints of dark chocolate. This coffee was air-roasted to an Italian roast profile and tastes equally wonderful straight-up or manually brewed. Tasting notes: smokey chocolate covered raspberries. Dark Roast
Italian Espresso- A balanced but complex espresso blend offering subtle smokiness and hints of dark chocolate. This coffee was air-roasted to an Italian roast profile and tastes equally wonderful straight-up or manually brewed. Tasting notes: smokey chocolate covered raspberries. Dark Roast
St. Louis Blend combines a subtle, sweet nuttiness with a clean brightness. This coffee was air-roasted to a medium profile and blended to make a wonderful coffee for any time of the day. Tasting notes: citrus and caramel with a nutty undertone. Medium Roast
Guatemala Antigua- A classic offering from the Antigua region, our Guatemala Antigua features a sweet, nutty character with a balanced body. This coffee was air-roasted to a medium profile, highlighting the rich, nutty flavor with notes of brown sugar. Tasting notes: citrus, rich whiskey, chocolate, and butterscotch. Medium Roast
offers a subtle, sweet nuttiness with a clean bright finish. This coffee is exceptional when cold-brewed for iced coffee. A perfect coffee to kick your day into high gear. Tasting notes: chocolate and brown sugar with a nutty undertone. Medium- Light Dark Roast
This coffee is 100% Colombian beans, roasted to a medium roast and flavored with rich vanilla and velvety smoothness. Truly a coffee treat to start your day. Tasting notes: smooth vanilla. Medium Roast