Require pack fundraiser participation?
Craig Huff (huff@EIWS.ESID.NORTHGRUM.COM)
Tue, 6 May 1997 09:24:31 -0500
My pack committee has asked me to put the question to this august
(wise?) group to find out if we can require participation in a
fundraiser at the beginning of the school year next fall. Our pack
funds are at an unusually low level due to poor results and low
participation levels with our fundraising efforts this year.
More specifically, we want to hand out for each scout five identical
items to be sold for $5 each and either pay for them in advance (and
then keep the money when they sell them) or turn in the proceeds
within a reasonable time. We are thinking of a deadline of one or
at most two weeks. Part of the concern is that the proposed fundraiser
requires us to commit to selling 500 units. For a pack hovering around
100 boys, this shouldn't be an issue, but based on this year's results,
we aren't so sure...
My reading in the Cub Scout Leaders Handbook (I'm not sure that's the
exact title, I left it at home) left me without specific answers, but
between the lines it appears to be ok. What do you think?
DL, P131; ASM, T131
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