Re: Fundraiser Question
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 8 Sep 1996 16:06:09 -0400
By all means recognize the Cubs for their efforts at fundraising with
some home-made fun award of your own devising. Whittle up a few wooden
french fries, varnish til golden brown, and affix a ring to the back and
you have a neckerchief slide to commemorate the effort.
Aside from recognizing the boys, your posting raises some concerns about
how we go about fundraising. We all tend to be creative and see great
opportunities or make them when it comes to the Scouts. However, we need
to be careful that what we are doing doesn't commercialize Scouting.
Your fundraiser seems to be pushing the envelope a little, but I would
not be surprised if it was approved by your Council. That's not always
an easy call. But it may be a good time for the rest of us to consider
a few of the rules of fundraising as we plan our own fundraisers.
All fundraising efforts must be approved by your Council before you do them.
Get the "Unit Money-Earning Application" and use it, if you haven't already
Make sure that the fund-raiser complies with local laws including any
restrictions on child-labor.
Any fundraising effort must avoid endorsement of any commercial product
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
Dep.Dist.Commissioner-Training, G.W.Dist., NCAC, BSA (Virginia)
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