Tim Parris (parris@PIPSC.Ca)
Tue, 4 Feb 1997 06:41:04 -0500 (EST)
My Venturer Company (and Scout Troop and Cub Pack) are presently holding
a raffle. They are raffling off their leader's hair (actually, mine!) The
winner gets to choose how much hair I will be left with by the end of the
day on February 15, 1997. It is simply a cut, nothing more.
The tickets are only $1 and appear to be selling very well. I know that
I've collected about $80 so far.
Tim Parris also email@example.com
201-318 Lorry Greenberg Dr. Ottawa, ON CANADA
Phone Numbers: Weekdays 6pm-8am & Weekends - (613) 797-7923
On Tue, 4 Feb 1997, Joanne Healy wrote:
> Hi there all,
> Just wanted to add a note on how our Venturer Unit fundraises.
> We have an active Group, and each Saturday there is a Sausage
> Sizzle at the local shops for which there is a roster between
> the Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers. A good day will earn
> us $200. We share the money out by allocating half to the
> unit account, and the other half is split up proportionally
> between the people who worked on it. If there is a major
> activity coming up, then we allocate all of the funds to be
> split between the workers.
> If they are keen to earn more money, there are always
> chocolates they can sell, although we are always looking for
> new ideas. We had a Wine Tasting one night (Leaders and
> Parents only!!) where we earned 18% of all sales which was
> good. Talk to a local winery or bottle shop - it's all for a
> good cause.
> The paperwork needs to be kept on top of, as we don't just
> hand the money over to the Venturers (or Leaders for that
> matter!). It is banked in the Unit account, and a detailed
> list is kept in our Treasurer's book to list all the in's and
> out's for each person. We also only allow the funds to be
> used for Scouting purposes, but this can be anything from
> buying gear, to paying for an activity.
> We have found it to work Extremely well... Especially for
> those families who are a little hard pressed for cash. Our
> theory is "nothing is impossible".
> Besides, being out in the public eye and selling is very good
> PR, especially if they are enjoying themselves.
> Joanne Healy
> Venturer Leader
> North Kambah Nudgee Venturers
> (Canberra Australia)