Re: Fundraising Ideas
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Wed, 14 Jun 1995 23:11:09 -0500
Our troop dues are $30 collected annually.
We have a fairly large troop <50-60 boys> and a very active program. As
a result we are very active in fundraising as well.
No fundraisers are mandatory, usually only half the boys are involved on any
single event. Some fundraisers are aimed at raising troop funds, others
for the boy's accounts.
Special Note: We also do 12-15 service projects each year. We do much work
for the community without financial reward in addition to paid projects
Fundraisers for Boy's accounts.
In conjunction with our local Rotary Club, our boys are hired to bag
sweetcorn for sale. They earn $10/shift. A shift last about 3 hours.
Two shifts/Saturday. 5 Saturdays possible. An ambitious Scout can earn
$100. Often local service clubs will share a fundraising event as a
service to the community.
Last weekend we held a 100 mile bikethon using local bike paths. Each
Scout recruits sonsors for $x/mile. Our top Scout money earner raised $195.
- Popcorn through our local council.
- Candy sale in the spring.
- Christmas Wreathes.
We have been approached many times by the city for employment on special
- Stacking paving bricks for road repair.
- Delivering recycling containers to homes.
- Daily clean up campaigns after city festival.
A professional photographer donates his time for our annual group photo.
We sell advertising space along side the photo and include a tear off
calendar. Scouts earn commission for each calendar sold. Advertising
sales are split between the scout salesman and the troop treasury. Good
fundraiser and good publicity.
Fundraisers for Troop treasury.
We operate concession stands at events.
- Food booth at our community festival.
- Ice sales to food booths at our community festival.
- Food booth at nearby music festival.
- Concession at AYSO soccer field for 9 saturdays.
- Concession stand at local college football game.
In conjunction with father/son cake decorating contest at November Court
of Honor. This is also our annual alumni event. Some former Scouts take
great pride in sticking their old buddies with high bids. Lots of fun.
Boys have paid for their uniforms, high adventure trips, dues, camping
equipment, etc. It is his choice to participate in fundraisers. We
only offer the opportunity.
Scouts can earn as much as they are willing to work for. We have sent
Scouts to Jamborees, a europe tour, Philmont, Florida, BWCA, Rockies,
Applachians, Ozarks, etc. We usually offer 2-4 high adventure options
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City