Re: Help with fund-raising
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Wed, 30 Jun 1993 08:29:00 CST
One of the advantages of weekly dues is that it is only a "small" amount each
week and doesn't take a major bite out of a person's pocket once a year. On
the other hand, a once a year collection is easier on the adults involved. I
have worked with both situations and find one works better in some areas and
the other in different areas. Personally, I favor weekly dues.
In Minnesota we had the battle between hockey and Cubs. We got complaints
about the return on investment until we laid out the costs and calculated
them on a per contact hour basis. The cost for Cub Scouts was much less
than for any activity except T-ball. That brought an end to complaints.
I have also told parents who complained about the costs (but whose boys were
involved in sports) that "perhaps this isn't the program for your children."
Occasionally, one agrees, but most of the time, they choose Cub Scouts--they
recognize the value.
Roundtable Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
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