Re: Fundraising other than sales -Reply
Bret Hollander (BHOLLANDER@IMF.ORG)
Thu, 26 Oct 1995 08:59:31 -0400
My former troop did the same thing, only it was a one-step, one-day
process. The boys went door-to-door, in uniform, inquiring to the
resident if they wanted their street number painted on their curb. They
explained that the resident could make whatever donation they wanted.
A receipt was given.
Less than thirty minutes later, an older scout and adult would travel
down that street and paint the numbers. The first was a rectangular
white block, using the cut out top of a photocopier paper box. The last
step, using quick-dry highway striping paint, was to apply the numbers
using brass stencils which were placed in a similar paper box cut-out, to
prevent any paint from going beyond the letters. We used black paint for
We normally started on a Saturday or Sunday at 10am, had lunch from
the proceeds of some of the collection, and worked till 4pm. For evey
three homes which a scout found a resident home, we painted street
numbers on one. In six hours, using no more than ten scouts, walking in
pairs, we were able to reach approximately 1000 residences.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City