Re: Cake auction - was 'Fund Raiser'
Tue, 29 Nov 1994 11:01:46 -0700
The Pack that I used to work with had a Father/Son Cakebake as one
of the year's program events. Prizes were awarded to the cakes in
catagories like biggest, smallest, tallest, most unusual, etc.
After the cakes were judged, we held an auction of the cakes. I
believe that the bidding was held to $.25 increments, but I'm not
sure on that. Most cakes went for $4 - $10, but some went as high as
$25- $35. Those usually went to grandparents, though. One thing that
we DID do with the auction was to have a PC member with a timer. Times
were set randomly, and when the timer went off, and the bidding was
completed on the sale in progress, the auctioneer would pick and open
an unmarked, sealed envelope. The enclosed sheet would direct a discount
of %25 - %50 on the price, or could direct that the cake was FREE(!).
This was always popular with the boys, and we had very little trouble
with it, other than complaints from some single mothers about the
Chuck Bramlet, ASM Troop 323,
Thunderbird District, Grand Canyon Council, Arizona
I didn't used to be anything! (Except younger) Maybe someday...
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