Re: What kinds of fund raising?
Bob Taschler (bob_taschler@PUBLICITAS-USA.COM)
Tue, 27 Aug 1996 08:11:33 -0600
I have to agree with Hank. I feel uncomfortable having my son selling
something to a neighbor or my coworker that could be purchased for
much less in the stores. I also feel uncomfortable with the various
a-thons or sponsorships. There is nothing of value given for the
The major money earner is six town wide paper drives a year. At each
drive, we collect an average of 45 tons of newsprint. It is organized
through the town council which guarantees us a price of at least
$30/ton. Prices have gone as high as $90/ton, but this year prices are
way down. No matter. The town saves a bunch on labor, carting, and
dump fees; and the boys really do EARN this money, especially in bad
weather. Teaches them the value of hard labor and being responsible.
Also, the boys have run car washes. The boys hand out "coupons" in
front of the local super market and post office. If we're organized
and it is a clear day, we can wash at least 125 cars in a 5 hour
period. The average donation we get exceeds $5.00 a car.
We are thinking about yard raking services for this Fall. Our concern
is the control aspect and liability should someone get hurt. There is
also painting house numbers on sidewalk curbs. In essence, we try to
sell labor at a fair price.
Bob Taschler, ASM, Troop 88, Waldwick, NJ
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City