Car boot sale to raise funds for pack / charity. Useful pre-Christmas for clearing out old toys (popular with parents)
Locally organised car boot sale
Plastic sheeting (in case of rain)
Plastic folding crates
Stuff to sell
Cubs car boot sale - set up a stall, bring your old toys and other stuff and sell to raise pack funds and for charity.
PLEASE NOTE ONCE ITEMS HAVE BEEN DONATED THEY CANNOT BE TAKEN BACK. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND AND WANT YOUR STUFF BACK YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY (A BIT) FOR IT.
- Collect stuff for sale at home (with parent's permission)
- Bring stuff along on the day, ideally in a crate for easy handling
- work with other cubs to lay stuff for sale out on the counter
- pick and display an appropriate price for each item
- Man the counter, under adult supervision, to sell stuff and prevent any "shoplifting"
- Haggle over price if required
- Exchange stuff for cash, give change and conclude the sale
- Drum up customers by using their imagination (parental supervision required)
Funds raised will go 50% to Cubs funds, 50% to Charity Aid Appeal
Leaders and supporting parents to arrive 40 mins before start time to set up stall and receive Cubs. Cubs arrive 1/2 hr before the start time with stuff for sale. Cubs will be in uniform with wet weather gear if needed.
Cubs will (of course) behave in a responsible and courteous manner at all times, particularly to "customers" and other members of the public, and will be under adult supervision at all times. Customers wishing to haggle may do so in the spirit of the event, as long as the Cub feels confident to do so. If not, an adult will intervene.
IT SHOULD BE MADE CLEAR TO ALL CUSTOMERS THAT ITEMS ARE SOLD "AS SEEN" AND REFUNDS CANNOT BE CONSIDERED ONCE THEY HAVE LEFT THE STALL. In exceptional circumstances leaders or adult helpers may relax this rule if in their judgement an item is not fit for sale.
We will need:
- Cash box with ~Â£20 float in change
- couple of cheap calculators
- Collection tins for charity
- Pricing stickers (NOT Post It notes - they don't work)
- tarpaulins / plastic sheets in case of rain
- 2 x Tables (pasting tables are ideal)
- Storage crates
Stuff for sale to include (please use common sense when bringing stuff to sell - old 3-piece suites will not be appreciated!):
- Books, CDs, DVDs
- Old toys (Working order only - we don't want unhappy customers giving us a bad reputation)
- Clothing - clean and in good condition
- Household stuff
Stuff NOT to be included:
- Any food including home-made cakes, biscuits, etc
- Any alcohol
- Broken stuff
- Dirty stuff, especially clothes
- Anything that is normally age-restricted for sale including any knives or anything that could be used as a weapon
- Any obviously useless or worthless kit which should really be in a skip, eg old video recorders, knackered bicycles, tins of paint, broken furniture
- Animals (obviously)
- Other children including younger siblings