Carey Probst (hcprobst@NETHEAVEN.COM)
Thu, 15 Jun 1995 09:57:03 +0000
The most profitable fundraiser we have in Troop 16 is giving
away free snowcones for a donation at several area outdoors
We set up a snow cone machine with syrup and staff it with
scouts. We do NOT charge for the cones, but have a sign that
says they are free for donations. If somebody doesn't want
to donate, they still get the snow cone.
On average we make about $1200-1500 per weekend for Friday
night, Saturday, and Sunday.
We have the most success with outdoor type shows, rather than
other types of conventions. The type of people who frequent
the outdoor shows seem to be much more generous of the support
of scouting than those who frequent home shows, craft fairs,
Our worst attempt at this to date has been at an upscale
dressage competition. We probably won't be going back to it.
The people with the $ were amazingly cheap.
At all the other shows, usually the show operator or the
building operator supplies us with ice for free, so the donations
are almost pure profit. I think we spend $50-75 for snow cone
syrup and sugar for the weekend and gross around $1500.
We then split the profit with the scouts 50-50 based on the
number of hours each scout works at the show.
Since we started this, we have given up selling anything since
the boys hate it and it isn't worth the trouble.
Last year we gave away popcorn and snowcones at one show. From
the popcorn profits we donated two flags to district for Cub
and Boy Scouts.
Carey Probst, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adv. Chr., Troop 16, Saratoga Dist., Twin Rivers Council
SM(ret.) Troop 16, Brotherhood Member, Ganienkeh Lodge 19
District Committee, Past Dist. Adv. Chairman
Beaver, NE-II-53, Elk Lick Reservation, 1988, beads, 1989
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City