Re: What kinds of fund raising?
Jeff Agle 5-5738 (jagle@CT.MED.GE.COM)
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 12:21:29 -0500
> Problem - I missed the last Committee meeting but the discussion centered
> around NOT selling popcorn because SOME of the money goes to the Council.
It would seem to me that fundraising is about what you get to keep, not
what someone else gets out of the deal. If your cut is a little smaller
on one product than another, but it sells easier and you make more dollars
for your unit with the item with the smaller cut, it still seems like the
way to go. On the other hand, if the cut is smaller and it is harder to
sell, I can't imagine why one would choose that product. You need to
decide how Popcorn compares to your other options.
> Other suggestions that came up - having the boys have neighbors subscribe
> to part of their awards. If they earn the rank, then I guess the neighbor
> pays? Since I missed the discussion, I'm unsure how this goes. But it
> probably like our spell-a-thon - the pledge is based on how many words you
> got right. Again, local competition and I don't like the sound of it.
This one bothers me (I realize this is MY problem). The fundraising
guidelines indicate to me that fund raising needs to be based on a
value being returned for the dollar. I have to stretch to find the
value returned here. The key (in my mind) is that unit fundraising
is not to be simply begging for money. With the other ideas you
suggested and the suggestions I am sure you will receive from the
list, I think there are better options.
Jeff Agle (email@example.com) Scoutmaster, Troop 127
Potawatomi Area Council (WI) District Cub Scout Training Chairman
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City