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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzywednesday View Post
    our profits are calculated using the "per girl average," so we start out earning $0.70/box until the PGA is over 100.
    Wow, amazing how different councils handle cookie sales differently. Our troop proceeds are a straight up per box. We were $4/box and troop got 65 cents. Then jumped to $5/box and troop keeps $1 the past two years.

    I think the council offered an incentive this year of a flat additional dollar amount for troops selling over a certain number. I think it was at least 3,000 boxes for a troop to get the additional kickback. Since our biggest year was 1,600 boxes I didn't pay attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belovedgandp View Post
    Wow, amazing how different councils handle cookie sales differently. Our troop proceeds are a straight up per box. We were $4/box and troop got 65 cents. Then jumped to $5/box and troop keeps $1 the past two years.
    Yes, I had this conversation on multiple occasions at a FB parents' group when people were saying "oh, I donate $0.50 because your troop is only making that per box" ... and I had to explain how it's different depending on the council.

    Our troops can make up to $1.25 per box IF they're C/S/A level who can opt out of prizes like t-shirts/hoodies, etc., AND they sell at a 1000 box PGA.

    My troops will never earn that high, but we've averaged about $0.90/box the past 3 sales in one troop number and hovered around $0.80 in the other.

    I think the council offered an incentive this year of a flat additional dollar amount for troops selling over a certain number. I think it was at least 3,000 boxes for a troop to get the additional kickback. Since our biggest year was 1,600 boxes I didn't pay attention.
    As I said above, in my council, troops at the C/S/A levels can earn an additional $0.05 per box if they opt out of the tchotchke rewards. They'll still earn patches/achievement bars and 1000-box+ individual rewards, but the stuff like t-shirts and water bottles is passed up in favor of the additional income.

    I try to get the girls to shoot for a 100-150 box per-girl-average when they set our troop goals. I had one troop number sell 1445 boxes (up from 1292, even with a price increase from $4 to $5) and the other sold 679. Both had about the same number of active sellers, but the girls in one troop really hustled!
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    Quote Originally Posted by niccig View Post
    ... maybe she does what suits her regardless of directions...
    I just caught this bit while re-reading your reply, Nicci, and this is her to a "t."

    I send the information. I explain the information. I'm available by email and/or text if she has questions. She still does whatever is most convenient for her, regardless of what I've told her.

    I'm happy I didn't completely lose it on her during the cookie season because she was ... really flakey.

    The first booth she signed up for, she didn't bother to check the location, went to the location for a booth that had been canceled the day before (weather issue), and then went to the grocery store to help with a booth that was ... at the movie theatre at the other end of the strip mall.

    She then proceeded to ask if she could feed the kids snacks and/or juice at the booth. (No. There's no eating or drinking at cookie booths.)
    Then she complained that we sold fewer than 30 boxes of cookies in the time slot. (Fine, but I don't know which parents I can trust to show up on time yet because I'm managing two troop numbers and a lot of new faces.)

    The next booth she & her kids did, she managed to be on time (I was running late because DD was being a pill) ... OK, so maybe the first booth being late was a blip.

    Nope.

    Next booth her kids are signed up for, they're half-an-hour late. HALF AN HOUR. That's long enough that I had to ask another troop parent (registered!) to stay until this woman shows up with her kids.

    While working this booth, she says that she'll have to be an hour late to the mall booth (2-hour time slot) due to a previous engagement.
    I can't run a booth without 2 registered adults.
    I said she can't be the 2nd adult at the mall and her kid can't do the booth unless someone can drop her off on time, could she let me know by Tuesday if child can do the booth.
    Tuesday comes & goes; no note. OK, I get it, things get busy, so I emailed her.
    No, she says, child can't do the booth; give our spot to someone else.

    Fine. I had one family switch locations & fill the 2nd adult spot and 3rd Scout spot, leaving 4th Scout spot open.

    Saturday morning, booth is in ~7 hours, I'm out grocery shopping, I get a text. Oh, can child have the spot back, it's open and my DH will drop her off.

    I text back, no, you canceled from the booth it's not fair to give the spot you couldn't take back.
    Fume about it; DD overhears, asks me to give her a chance.
    I calm down and, for DD's sake, text back saying "DD says it's fair for child to come; she needs to be ON TIME. ON TIME is 5:50pm; booth starts at 6pm."
    Get a text back "thank you, they'll be there."

    I get to the mall at 5:50pm
    The other 3 families are there, ready to help, unloading cases of cookies, etc.
    We get everything set up and organized, say goodbye to the extra parents, and the girls start selling.

    6:20pm, she waltzes in from the opposite end of the mall with the entire family.

    I should have told them to go the f^ck home.

    A week out from the grocery store booth she actually signed up for, I sent her a very firm email. (I ran it by my BFF first to check that it wasn't mean.)

    I'm SO done with her this year.
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