Re: What kinds of fund raising?
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Fri, 23 Aug 1996 09:35:12 -0600
At 07:22 AM 8/21/96 -0600, Jan Mussler wrote:
>Could I get some opinions on the most painless fundraising? What do you
>do? How much time? Specify Cub age or Troop age boys. I'm interested in
>Cubs.International Scouters, what makes a good fundraiser in your country?
>Problem - I missed the last Committee meeting but the discussion centered
>around NOT selling popcorn because SOME of the money goes to the Council.
>I'm of the opinion that if it weren't for the Scouting Office, Rountables,
>Akela's Retreat, PowPow we wouldn't have the resources to improve our
>Program. We're remote enough from other Packs and Troops that we can't
>gain experience and wisdom by osmosis.
That's a good reason TO sell popcorn. Our Council requests that every unit
sell popcorn. If you choose not to, I believe 100% of the units in our
District participated, they ask you to donate 50% of the net proceeds from
your major fund raiser to the Council. Samoset Council does not charge any
volunteer for any training, except minimal charges for meals and materials
provided. All the funds are provided through the Council budget. In addition
we have first rate facilities in all of our Council Camps, including our
$Million Akela's World Cub Scout Camp. If you don't support your council
through Popcorn sales, you really ought to support them through a donation
from your unit's *BEST* fund-raiser.
Besides, we made more money in a
>short time than at any time since I joined. I personally found the
>popcorn rather effortless for my son to sell.
I agree here too. Last year our Pack of 25 boys sold almost $4000 worth of
Popcorn, with net profit to the Pack of nearly $1000. Our Troop sold
something like $3000 worth with only 8 boys. The troop puts 1/2 of the net
profit into an account for the boy's summer camp, registration, etc. I can
only see our Popcorn sale as an everybody-wins situation.
Jim Peterson /\
Cubmaster, Pack 379, Auburndale, Wisconsin ("\/")
Advancement Chair, Troop 379, Blenker, Wisconsin ~''~
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so
few engage in it." - Henry Ford
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