Paul Bartells (pcc31psb@USDLCCM1.SNADS.PHILIPS.NL)
Mon, 12 Jun 1995 21:00:36 +0200
This thread is being spun from the "Service Hours & $$" topic. There
were frequent mentions of fundraisers. Well, I sure would like to
find a worthwhile (profitable) fundraiser. We have tried yard sales,
car washes, popcorn, and auctions at Courts-of-Honor (captive
audience) <g>. It seems that no matter what we try, we can't pull in
more than $50 - $100. Granted, we have a small troop (24 boys, only 4
active adults). The auction pulled in approx. $200 on donated
merchandise, but we can't subject the parents to that every time.
We used to sell fertilizer rather successfully, but that was when the
SM was influential in church activities. Now, we have a different SM
and a different pastor and we get little or no support from the
church. As might be noted above, we don't get a lot of support from
We charge $25/year at recharter time and $3/month dues. Campouts and
other weekend activities are generally $5 unless admission fees or
other charges necessitate charging more. If we're lucky, these fees
allow us to break even. Unfortunately, we have a lot of old gear
which needs to be replaced, our library needs updating and expanding,
and we need to provide assistance to some boys for summer camp, etc.
I need ideas for fundraisers that don't require much up-front money
and which ideally have a short turn-around. Door-to-door selling is
frowned upon by parents and BSA as well. We aren't big enough to get
into grocery scrip.
Please send your ideas and suggestions.
Paul Bartells, ASM email@example.com
Most of us will never do great things, but we can do small
things in a great way. (anon)
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