Re: Fundraisers etc.
Laura Piccoli (LPiccoli@AOL.COM)
Tue, 20 Jun 1995 12:56:39 -0400
Our best fundraiser is a flower sale. We take orders and have the flowers
delivered for Mother's Day. We order the flowers from a local nursery in the
fall to assure we'll be able to get them in the spring. We usually order
geraniums. The cost to us is $1.25 for a 4 inch pot, and we sell them for
$2.25. The response is usually very good. Next fall we'll be arranging a
dinner to be held at our local church hall. There is usually very good
response from our community for such dinners so we have high hopes. We're
lucky in that our Pack has two restaurant owners who will be taking care of
getting and preparing the food. As with our Blue and Gold and Father/Son
Dinners, parents will be requested to do the rest.
I'd also be interested in fundraisers others have done or are planning that
don't require door to door sales. As our boys are young, we don't encourage
them to ask strangers ( which puts a burden on families). Also, as with all
boys, the schools ask that they sell stuff as do other organization to which
they belong, so it does get to be too much.
We need these fundraisers as our Friends of Scouting donations from parents
are minimal to say the least. This year coming, we will also be getting a
small group of parents together to attempt to get some support from local
businesses towards the Friends of Scouting donations.
To tie this in with my last posting, the money we raise will be going to
support our local counsel as they despiritly need the money to continue to be
our LOCAL counsil.
I'll be going to the planning meeting next week to learn what's up. I'm
excited as this will be my first meeting. I've been unable to attend
previous meetings and Roundtabes as I have a 9month nursing baby and a 2yr.
old along with my 9yr old cub scouter and 11yr old girl scouter.
Please continue to post songs you know boys would like and activities for
large groups. We try to have activities for the boys at each Pack meeting.
Our current Pack leadership is new to this and in previous years our Pack
meetings were just awards and business which was somewhat boring for the
Does anyone know of good effective ways to have parents volunteer to assume
leadership positions and run activities? This is very hard for me as I'm not
really a very assertive person when it comes to these things.
Hurley Pack 20
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City