Sales and the military
Peter Hickey (phickey@MAIL.REGENTS.PEACHNET.EDU)
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 15:39:17 -0400
Been quite a few years since I was in the military, but when I was I was
also scoutmaster for troops at two different bases. At both I was fortunate
to have the CO's support (One, I am sure only because his son was a scout -
but that is another story).
We were successful in having a monthly carwash as a fund raiser. We had it
at the base service station on a saturday and had it the same saturday (the
saturday after the first payday every month I believe) of every month.
Everyone got to know that the scouts would be washing cars that day and we
really started to build up quite a following. It doesn't work very well if
you just show up one time. It took about 4-6 months of consistency to
really get it rolling. People need to know when you will be there and they
can count on you and they will make their plans every month accordingly.
It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun for the scouts and the adult
leaders. I can't remember dollar amounts that we raised, but I recall the
second base we did this at, we decided to curtail the carwashes to every
other month because we were raising so much money. We were able to buy all
our equipment, pay for all camping trips (including summer camp), etc - and
still had money left over.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City