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Coffee Fundraiser 2021

The Greater St. Louis Area Council is excited to be offering a new pilot 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.

Why Sell?

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.
  • Scouts can earn free camping at a Greater St. Louis Area Council camp of their choice!

Important Sale Information

Coffee Pilot Leader Guide: 2021 Coffee Pilot Leader Guide

Inventory Tracker:  Coffee Unit Inventory Worksheet Tool

This tool is to help units keep track of their inventory.

2021 Important Sale Dates

Unit Show & Sell Orders Due:     August 14th

Hold Your Unit Sale Kick-Off:     August 23rd - 26th

Unit Show & Sell Pick up:            September 2nd - 4th  (Depending on the district)

Popcorn Return Date:                October 18th, 19th, & 21st

Unit Take Orders Due:               October 25th

 Unit Take Order Pick up:           November 10th, 12th  (Depending on the district)

Popcorn Payment Due:             December 10th

(dates are subject to change)

ONLINE SALES

This campaign is designed to give scouts the option to sale online. We are asking the community (our friends, family, and other network contacts) to help earn money for their Scouting activities by purchasing a bag of coffee.

How do you purchase Coffee?

Coffee can be ordered HERE. 

How will customers receive Coffee purchased online?

Customers have the option to have coffee mailed directly to their address (shipping cost applies), or pick the coffee up at their local Service Center.

How will Units get Credit for the Purchased Coffee?

The GSLAC Staff will track all orders and provide weekly reports to District Executives, and Unit Leaders of each unit's sales.

Commission Structure

Same as the original campaign: Units participating in this program will earn 33% commission for each coffee purchase made that references the unit. GSLAC will issue a  sales credit in the amount sold online towards your final invoice.

It is important to remind those that go to purchase coffee to list the unit number and the name of the Scout's family so that we can give credit to the Unit. These sales will be tracked by the Council and we will update Units on coffee sold.

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!

Dear Supporter of Scouting

My name is (YOUR NAME HERE) and I am in (PACK or TROOP) (UNIT NUMBER). I am selling Coffee to help pay my way to camp this year. The coffee is air roasted at the Midwest's largest sustainable coffee  facility. We have six great flavors to choose from. Would you like to help me go to camp and purchase a bag of coffee?

Please click the link below to place an order. Every bag I sell gets me a little closer to camp this summer. Don't forget to use my name and unit number in the order from so that I get the credit. Purchase your Coffee now! igfn.us/form/ or by texting “COFFEE21” to 91999.

Thank you for your support,

(YOUR FULL NAME)

(PACK/TROOP w/ NUMBER)

Note: Please be mindful of our Youth Protection Guidelines. Scouts who send information to an adult must copy another adult on the message.

Schnucks Show & Sell Sign-Up

Missouri Locations - Click Here

Illinois Locations - Click Here

Sale Incentives

2021 Sale Incentives

  • Sell 6 bags ($108)receive a patch      Order Here: Coffee Patch Order Form
  • Sell 28 bags ($504)receive a $25 Scout Shop gift card  Order Here: $25 Scout Shop Gift Card
  • Sell 56 bags ($1,008) receive two movie ticket vouchers  Order Here: Movie Ticket Order Form
  • Sell $1,500 in product and earn a Free Camp Experience Order Here: $1500 Camp Voucher Order Form
    • Cub Scouts - Cub Scout Day Camp voucher
    • Scouts BSA - earn $100 Camping Voucher to use towards Summer Camp
      • Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA can elect to receive a $50 Scout Shop gift card if the can't attend camp
      • Council Camps Only
  • Sell $2,600 in product and earn even more!  Order Here: $2600 Camp Voucher Order Form
    • Cub Scouts -Cub Scout Day Camp & a 3-day Adventure Camp
    • Scouts BSA - Free weeklong Scouts BSA Summer Camp or NYLT
      • Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA can elect to receive a $150 Scout Shop gift cards if the can't attend camp.

The incentives above can be earned by all Scouts. All prizes are cumulative, except camping vouchers & Scout Shop gift cards. Scouts will only receive one camp experience option. Camping vouchers are not cumulative.

Weekly Drawing

For every 20 bags of coffee sold your scouts name will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! Starting September 17th.

Click here to register scout: Weekly Drawing Registration

Winners

Sept. 17th - Two $50 Amazon Gift Cards

  • (William Helmkamp T 8030 CM & Blase Boettcher T26 KY)

Sept. 24th - Two $50 REI Gift Cards

(Elizabeth Meppiel T372G RT & Aidan Unverferth  T4155 SH)

Oct. 1st - Hover Board

  • ( Mathew Lundry T 803 NH)

Oct. 8th - Drone

  • (Elizabeth Watkins P 3451 RT)

Oct. 15th - Hero8 Black Go Pro

  • (Preston Byerley P3425 RT)

Oct. 29th -  Announce Council Top Seller

Enter your Scouts for the top prize!

The Council-wide Top Seller will get to choose between a PlayStation 5 Digital Console or Xbox Series S.

Sale Leaderboard

Check back to track how you are doing again other sellers throughout the council!

Final Take Orders

Need to place your Take Order?

Collect the Scouts’ orders

Select a date to collect order forms and money from Scouts: You must place the unit order by October 25 use the 16th - 23rd to follow up with anyone missing and tally everyone's orders together.  You will be ordering your coffee by bags not by the case.

Click on the link below to order!

Click here to submit your final take order!

Pay Your Invoice

Paying Your Balance

In late November you will receive your unit's final invoice via mail and 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
    • Allow 1 week for processing.
  • You may also pay in person at your closes Council Service Center.

We recommend waiting to receive your final invoice before paying to avoid any billing discrepancies.

Coffee with Scout Logo