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OT: Buy some popcorn… help a Cub Scout out… and Operation BBQ Relief, too.

Signed @caliprince up for Cub Scouts this year. I figured it was a good program for longitudinal learning and development, He’s excited about archery, and camping. I’m excited about doing these things with him, and him not looking at a screen for entertainment. 

Which brings us to fundraising. Popcorn style.

Here’s the pitch… click the link below. Peruse the offerings. If you buy some popcorn, I’ll match your purchase, dollar for dollar, with a contribution to OBR. Or, with a contribution to any organisation of your choice. 

caliprince is doing his bit, by pitching to his aunts, our neighbors, and anyone else he can roll a wagon up to, into buying some popcorn. 

http://trails-end.com/store/scout/QGAN8E7Y/preview?share=SX8MAU93

PS- if people get pisssed off enough, I may consider making T-shirts, or sending out firewires. No Mangrates. 

#1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,190
    @caliking - He!! I recall those days of yesteryear when my son (now 30) pounded the neighborhood selling the popcorn.  Turns out he was quite successful.  I addition to your generous offer to Operation BBQ relief (which I fully endorse and support) there used to be some decent awards for those who brought in the big $$.  
    I'm guessing the challenges in the Houston area are much larger than he faced.
    I am assuming (hate that word) that the above link is a direct shot to him and his pack.  I went down this road with Girl Scout cookies earlier this year as the pandemic precluded face-to-face point of sales.  
    Gotta give them credit for the price point and the free shipping carrot.  Just beyond reach "without one more buy!"  
    I am in-just need to decide what I will use for Xmas presents.   B)
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,596
    lousubcap said:
    @caliking - He!! I recall those days of yesteryear when my son (now 30) pounded the neighborhood selling the popcorn.  Turns out he was quite successful.  I addition to your generous offer to Operation BBQ relief (which I fully endorse and support) there used to be some decent awards for those who brought in the big $$.  
    I'm guessing the challenges in the Houston area are much larger than he faced.
    I am assuming (hate that word) that the above link is a direct shot to him and his pack.  I went down this road with Girl Scout cookies earlier this year as the pandemic precluded face-to-face point of sales.  
    Gotta give them credit for the price point and the free shipping carrot.  Just beyond reach "without one more buy!"  
    I am in-just need to decide what I will use for Xmas presents.   B)
    To be honest, I'm not sure how the awards for sales $$ work. We were told the price of each item is ~1/3rd cost of the item, ~1/3rd goes to the scouts program, ~1/3rd goes to his pack. 

    The easy option would be for me to just write a check for $200, and not worry about selling any popcorn at all. But, what fun would that be?

    caliprince attended his first eggfest at Salado,  when he was 3 months old. caliqueen got his shots done early, so she'd feel better about him being there. Yes, I'm playing the little violins, but, for more than one good cause. 

    My nephew is an Eagle Scout. caliprince may make it that far. Even if he doesn't, I hope scouting will be a fruitful endeavour for him. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,190
    edited September 14
    Order in and all good!
    Edit: for anyone else, be aware that the pop-up buying suggestions are ever present.  Won't suck your wallet dry like this site but they are making a push  =)
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,596
    @lousubcap - Thank you, sir.

    Please let me know if you would like my matched contribution to go to an organization other than OBR. If not, I'll send it out to OBR in the morning.  

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,190
    To eliminate any concerns- OBR for the win.  PM sent.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,596
    piney said:
    can I just send my little buddy a donation and they keep the popcorn

    That can be arranged. I'll still match with a contribution to OBR. 

    I'll PM you.



    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,596
    lousubcap said:
    To eliminate any concerns- OBR for the win.  PM sent.  
    Done.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • What’s wrong with Mangrates?
  • pineypiney Posts: 1,475
    Done! Please tell Sruti and Prince we said hello.

    Lenoir, N.C.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,596
    piney said:
    Done! Please tell Sruti and Prince we said hello.

    Will do!

    I pm'ed you the receipt of my match to OBR.

    Thanks, again.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,596
    caliking said:
    Forgot the pic of an earnest scout, trying to make some $$ for his pack. 

    He’s getting big, man.  Pretty soon he’ll be towering over his old man and asking “how was the poop today, Pop?”
    He sure is. 

    Funny that you should mention that. He already knows the Bristol Stool Scale  (no... I'm not kidding).

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Good Looking Scout!! Enjoy as I've been our popcorn kernel for the last several years. Crazy times but a great learning opportunity for young people.

    NW IA

    2 LBGE, 1 SBGE, 22.5 WSM, 1 Smokey Joe

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,887
    caliking said:
    caliking said:
    Forgot the pic of an earnest scout, trying to make some $$ for his pack. 

    He’s getting big, man.  Pretty soon he’ll be towering over his old man and asking “how was the poop today, Pop?”
    He sure is. 

    Funny that you should mention that. He already knows the Bristol Stool Scale  (no... I'm not kidding).
    When, eventually, he starts dating, will finding a Type 4 match be a prerequisite to compatibility?  (or is that not the ideal type?)

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,596
    nolaegghead said:
    ...
    When, eventually, he starts dating, will finding a Type 4 match be a prerequisite to compatibility?  (or is that not the ideal type?)

    Who sez one has to date someone compatible?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,596
    Good Looking Scout!! Enjoy as I've been our popcorn kernel for the last several years. Crazy times but a great learning opportunity for young people.

    Thanks. He's excited about it, as am I. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,105
    caliking said:
    nolaegghead said:
    ...
    When, eventually, he starts dating, will finding a Type 4 match be a prerequisite to compatibility?  (or is that not the ideal type?)

    Who sez one has to date someone compatible?
    Ha Ha!
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,682
    Ash, order complete, PM inbound.
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    RECOVERING BUBBLEHEAD
    Southeastern CT. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,887
    caliking said:
    nolaegghead said:
    ...
    When, eventually, he starts dating, will finding a Type 4 match be a prerequisite to compatibility?  (or is that not the ideal type?)

    Who sez one has to date someone compatible?
    You're right.  Most compatible person in the world might just have colitis.

    I used to think the Beatles lyrics: "girl with kaleidoscope eyes"

    was         

    "girl with colitis goes by"

    Devastating to learn I was wrong.


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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,587
    Has it been that long? Good looking young man. 
    How old and out of touch am I? Thought the uniforms (when i wore them) were brown. Like the color. 
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,596
    CTMike said:
    Ash, order complete, PM inbound.
    Thanks, Mike. I sent in my matching contribution, as you requested. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,596
    Mickey said:
    Has it been that long? Good looking young man. 
    How old and out of touch am I? Thought the uniforms (when i wore them) were brown. Like the color. 
    Right? Takes after his old man. Obviously =)

    I Cub Scouts wear blue, and then tan/brown uniforms when they are older Boy Scouts. Not sure. I'm new to all this. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,596
    caliking said:
    nolaegghead said:
    ...
    When, eventually, he starts dating, will finding a Type 4 match be a prerequisite to compatibility?  (or is that not the ideal type?)

    Who sez one has to date someone compatible?
    You're right.  Most compatible person in the world might just have colitis.

    I used to think the Beatles lyrics: "girl with kaleidoscope eyes"

    was         

    "girl with colitis goes by"

    Devastating to learn I was wrong.


    I snorted my coffee when I read this. But, yes, it may be funnier to me, than others. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,596
    edited September 16
    @piney had asked if there was a way to contribute, without having any popcorn show up at your door. 

    I just saw that there are options on the website to donate to Hurricane Ida relief. You can also send popcorn, or other treats, to first responders, military personnel/families, and veterans' organizations. Click the link above, and you can make a selection on that page. 

    So, if popcorn isn't your jam, you've got options. 

    Thanks, piney, for helping me figure this out. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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