Re: Looking for funds
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Sun, 14 Aug 1994 22:08:58 -0400
Ryan Holly asked about fundraising possibilities.
Most Councils will strongly urge you to participate in their popcorn sales
campaigns, because both the unit and Council get a cut. If your Troop is
short on resources and could use some external organizational help, its a
pretty good program. Now that I've done my duty, let me also tell you
that the choices are limitless, provided you obtain Council (required)
approval for your fundraiser (many Council's have agreements with United
Way and Combined Federal Campaign that restrict the months in which units
may conduct their own fundraisers. This is so becuase a unit acting out of
turn could jeprodize several thousands of dollars in contributions to
Council as a result of those agreements).
By way of suggestion, Avon, if I remember from my days at the old Central
Indiana Council, is probably a good location to try a harvesting
fundraiser. A number of Troops have made arrangements with farms and/or
orchards to pick or harvest produce such as apples, pumpkins and pears at
a very modest price for gross weight. The Troop then sells the same
produce in its neighborhood. If you try this, make sure to check with the
local health people on regulations for vending foods.
Another idea would be a flea market at a local shopping area. The
merchant association is asked to donate space. The Troop sells stalls to
other flea marketers and sells its own share of donated items.
Yours in Scouting, Michael F. Bowman, a/k/a Professor Beaver
Deputy District Commissioner Exploring, GW Dist., NCAC, BSA
Speaking only for myself, but with Scouting Spirit . . .
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