Fund raising suggestion
Mike Schatzberg (Mike_Schatzberg.Q#u#Z@M1MAIL.SBI.COM)
Fri, 7 May 1993 17:57:27 U
Subject: Time:5:45 PM
OFFICE MEMO Fund raising suggestion Date:5/7/93
Fund raising is a difficult part of running many Troops. Here is an idea that
we have been using in my Troop with good success for several years.
Being sposered by a church in town, we have access to a large room and a
kitchen. Our Troop will cater a meal for from 50 - 150 people as a fund
raiser. We currently book about 3-4 meals a year. This year we did a
Blue&Gold dinner, the Council's OA dinner, our District dinner, and a Troop
dinner. We will serve either a roast beef OR a turkey dinner (everyone gets
the same), salad, mashed potatoes, two vegetables, drinks and ice cream.
The boys come after school to set up tables and chairs. Cooking starts
afterward and then serving and cleanup. At first the adults did the cookiing,
but recently most of that has been done by Scouts. The adults only watch over
and do the food ordering. Parents are encouraged to help out, as we are a
small Troop (15 boys).
We limit it to 4 dinners/year to prevent overburdening the Scouts. Dinners
cost the attendees about $10/person, far less than any commercial place. We
emphasize Scout/Cub/Explorer dinners, since we really don't want to cut into
the restaurants/catering halls in the area.
Be glad to answer any questions, if you have any.
Mike Schatzberg, Asst. SM, Troop 3, Caldwell, NJ USA
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