Desserts for Pancake Supper

Hi Troop 464,

What?  Desserts?  With Pancakes for dinner?  Well, um…  Yes!

We will have a dessert table again this year, so:

1) Each family please bring some dessert 
(Cupcakes, Brownies, Cookies, Cakes, Pies or whatever!)
2) Wrap ’em up, individual serving size, m arked for sale @ $0.50
3) Bring ’em Friday night or Saturday for the event
Thanks and remember, “Life is uncertain… Eat dessert first!”
See you Friday,

Last Call For Auction Items! (Pancake Supper)

Hola Scout Families,

Well, our big event is this Saturday (with setup on Friday night)!
Y’all are doing great, but keep those auction items coming!  We have just over 50% of the auction items we should have.
LAST CALL, LAST CALL — Bring your auction items Tuesday!
If you know what you are bringing, you can email me so I can add it to the list and get the prep work done for it.
If you need until Friday night to bring an item, PLEASE email me and let me know what it is.  We simple cannot record, group up, prep bid sheets and sort out live vs silent items, for a bunch of stuff arriving Friday night.
Sorry to keep nagging, but let me say two things:
1) Our guests, our supporters deserve a good bunch of items and a good time
2) This will all be over this weekend, and then I won’t harass you any more!  🙂
Many thanks,

Pancake Supper Chairman

Pancake Supper – Time for Auction Items!

It is time to get those auction items turned in! 

I have talked with the Scouts about Pancake Supper several times, but wanted to follow up with all of you as well.  Pancake Supper is a whole lot of fun — there is great food, friends eating together, and Scouts providing excellent service; there is the suspense of the silent auction and the sport of the live auction too!  It really is a great night.  And a key element to us taking great care of our guests and supporters is the items we put up for auction.

So please consider what you might provide, and take action now.  Below are some guidelines and suggestions.  We have looked back at our auction data over the years and have confirmed thoughts we have all had about what works well and what doesn’t.

I have tried to give a lot of examples to help, but we are always appreciative for whatever you are able to donate.

So here’s the Good, the Bad and the Ugly:

Some things which work well (the Good):

  • tickets donated by your employer (rodeo, concerts, sports, etc)
  • items made by you or your aunt, grandma, brother, friend, etc
  • a quilt or throw, table runner or cloth
  • a unique woodwork (remember the Texas and US maps? and the footballs? and the scout rank plaques?)
  • pickles, pies, pastries (homemade, secret family recipe kinda stuff)
  • framed photograph

Things which DO NOT work well (the Bad):

  • Gift Cards (I know!  They seem like a good idea, but they never sell for more than their value, and often less, so they just don’t generate any extra funds or excitement.)
More Good things:
  • Gift Certificates donated by a company (I know!  Almost like a gift card.  But these DO work because even if they don’t sell for their face value, they are still generating funds and fun.)  For example:
    • an hour massage donated by Massage Envy
    • Pest control service donated by the business
    • Driver’s Ed driving lessons donated by Silverlake Driving School
    • round of golf donated by the golf course

More not-so-good stuff (the Ugly):

  • That old, broken-down, rusted-out bicycle
  • That old, broken-down, ripped-up lazy-boy you are trying to get Dad to let go
  • That old, broken-down, leaky tent you wouldn’t even use to camp in the living room
  • (OK, no one has donated anything quite like these, but I had to get this in there to see if you were still reading.  Yes, keep reading, there’s more!)

More Good stuff:

  • Things that you have owned for a while, and still work fine, but you no longer need or use:
    • a pool or ping pong table you no longer use
    • nice pictures and art that don’t fit in your new decor
    • a fishing boat you no longer use (really!)
    • a big screen TV that works, but has been replaced by an even bigger one
    • an old rocking chair, end table, or bed frame
    • a working bicycle that is just not being ridden any more

Even more Good stuff:

  • a basket or kit that you assemble:
    • sports memorabilia – jerseys, hats, shoes, balls, especially autographed stuff
    • logo canopy (esp Texans, Cowboys, A&M, UT, UofH, Tech, LSU, Rockets, Dynamo, etc, etc)
    • movie night – DVD, popcorn with bowls, twizzlers, etc
    • cast iron dutch oven, with charcoal and a recipe and ingredients for cobbler
    • texans tailgating – logo chairs, cooler, and flag
    • picnic basket with soft drinks, snacks, maybe even s’more fixins and a tablecloth

Well, I hope that helps!  Feel free to email or call / text me at 281-850-8362, if you have any questions.

Oh, and in case you were wondering what to do with those auction items:Please turn ’em in Tuesday nights at the Scout meetings.

And seriously, thank you in advance for these donations and all your support, care and efforts for our Scouts.

Many Thanks,


Pancake Supper Information

2015 Pancake Supper Kickoff!


Pancake Supper Tickets will be distributed to all members of Troop 464 beginning this Tuesday night (Dec 16, 2014)!


This is our one and only fund raiser – We need your help to make this a successful event, so that we can help to fund our scouts and troop!


Ticket Sales:


1.Each Scout will receive a minimum of 50 tickets to be sold at $6 each ($300 total). Scouts can receive additional tickets in groups of 50 at any time from Mr. Hergert, Mrs Patino, Mr Hamlin, or Mr Zamora.


2. Scouts should always use the buddy system when selling tickets… never go selling door-to-door alone.


3. If a Scout sells at least $300 of tickets, he will earn 150 points to his Scout account for future Scout-related events (summer camp, fall camp, etc.). Any tickets sold above the $300 will earn half a point toward his account. For example, if Johnny sells 60 tickets, he will receive 180 points in his Scout account. The Scout must sell at least $300 worth of tickets from individual and group sales in order to receive any points in his Scout account. Otherwise all proceeds go toward the Troop fund.


4. Individual Sales Contest – Corporate sponsors are funding a cash sales contest for the top individual ticket seller. Tickets sold at group sales events (see Item 5 below) are not eligible for the sales contest. The scout selling the most tickets in individual sales as of Tuesday, March 3 will be awarded a cash prize. This cash prize is separate from the scout credit mentioned in Item 3 above.


5. Group Sales and Turning In Ticket Money information will follow at a later date.


Auction Items:


About 50% of the proceeds of our Pancake Supper & Auction come from the auction portion of our event. The key to a successful auction is popular auction items. As a result, every Scout is expected to bring two auction items for the pancake supper auction. Auction items can be delivered to the scout house any Tuesday night prior to the event.


Rather than purchase two items, this year we are stressing that you solicit auction item donations from local businesses and employers. In additional to being less of a financial burden to the Scout families, it will also improve the quality of auction items we receive. A donor letter is available to any business who requests documentation. The final date for auction items will be announced come at a later date.