Popcorn / Fundraisers
Carey Probst (HCProbst@AOL.COM)
Tue, 6 Dec 1994 12:36:39 -0500
Our troop has also experienced the problems with
selling popcorn, bowl-a-thons, etc. The boys just
hate having to go door to door, plus they have all
the stuff from school, band, skating, etc.
We have come up with 2 very profitable fund raisers
which the boys really enjoy doing.
1. Starting last year, we gave away free snow cones
and popcorn at the Capital District Sportsmans Show,
asking only for donations. Over the 3 day period we
cleared over $1400 and look forward to returning this
year, and possibly adding another show.
Contact the management of the local convention center
to see if they will allow something similar.
2. Each summer, the Saratoga Association for Retarded
Citizens sponsors a dressage competition and craft fair.
We set up a booth there and sell popcorn and cotton candy
for $1.00. (We tried free for a donation, but the wealthy who
support this aren't as generous as the sprotsmen). We pay
20% to Saratoga ARC as commission. The boys also really
enjoy this event.
If you are creative, a lot of very good fundraisers are available
without resorting to door to door sales. People at these types
of events are usually happy to help out and some can be
quite generous. We had 1 person donate $12.00 for 2 snow
cones, then another $5.00 for a bag of popcorn.
Booths at the local mall selling scout first aid kits, crafts fairs,
etc. are all good potential fundraising areas. Be inventive.
Still a Beaver, NE-II-53
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City