Re: A local business, a gift, a cash poor Troop, a raffle,
Judy Johnson (judybsa@INREACH.COM)
Thu, 26 Jun 1997 04:32:18 PDT
The "bad" thing about making a committment to upholding standards is that
it's "darned" inconvient sometimes :)
Once you decide that you need to find another way, you will.
411 West Lincoln Road
Stockton, California 95207
> Hello Everyone,
> Our Troop and committee, need some advice and guidance from the
> Scouts-L group.
> A local gas station, a BP affiliate, is have a Grand re-opening,
> next week. They have been *very* helpful with the Troop over the
> years, and want to help out again. Part of the re-opening celebration
> includes a BP Indy race car Go-kart display. After the re-opening has
> finished, the owners of the gas station wish to donate the Go-kart to
> the Troop to use as a fund raiser.
> Well here is our dilemma, we are a cash poor Troop and any type of
> fund raiser could help us with doing more for/with the boys. One of
> our committee members feels that a conservative estimate for a raffle
> of some sort would be $700-1000. This is a "one-shot" opportunity for
> us to have a "good" influx of money for the Troop. So, what is a Troop
> to do?
> According to our Council *any* type of a raffle is a NO-NO. Our
> charter org is not all that involved with us, and we have a limited
> number of dedicated adults. We are looking to anyone out there who
> can help us with ideas on what to do !!!! The committee has a couple
> of ideas:
> 1) a "Parents Group" run raffle
> 2) a Charter Group run raffle
> 3) an Auction
> The problem with #1 is that the same "Parents" are "us" the
> committee and Council sayeth: "nor can Scout leaders be used" :-(.
> Our charter group is not that involved for #2, and we are not sure how
> helpful/useful they can be to run/control a raffle. We are not sure
> that we can pull off an auction in such a short term, or have enough
> "other stuff" to draw in folks for bidding.
> Can anyone in Scouts-L help us with ideas, solutions, other
> problems to watch of, or even SWAG's ??
> John A. Gallant firstname.lastname@example.org
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> Scoutmaster/Troop 29
> Lima N.Y. / Letchworth District / Iroquois Trail Council
> PS: Anyone want to buy a really neat Go-kart ? :-) :-)
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