Dues & Fundraising
Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET)
Tue, 16 Dec 1997 11:45:16 -0600
Our troop (75 active Scouts) charges $27 per year which includes $7 for
BSA registration and $20 for dues. If a subscription to Boys' Life is
desired, an additional $9 is charged. For new Scouts, we also charge a
one-time 'equipment fee' of $25. Payment of dues, etc. may be made in
up to 3 monthly installments.
If a Scout can't pay his dues, etc., we have a Scholarship fund which
takes care of this.
As far as fundraisers, we have these:
* A fertilizer sale (February) with profits going to 'Scout Accounts'
based upon individual sales.
* A barbeque (May) with each Scout 'required' to sell $40 in tickets
with profits ($25 on $40 in sales) going to troop operations. Profits
on ticket sales over $40 go to 'Scout Accounts' based upon individual
sales. If a Scout doesn't sell his quota of $40, his dues are increased
by an amount equal to the profit that would have been generated had he
met his quota.
* A homemade ice-cream sale (July 4) during an Independence Day
celebration at a local park with profits going to troop operations.
* The annual council popcorn sale (November/December) with profits going
to 'Scout Accounts' based upon individual sales.
* A Christmas wreath sale (November/December) with profits going to
'Scout Accounts' based upon individual sales.
* An on-going aluminum can recycling project with proceeds used for
summer camp and high adventure transportation.
If a Scout drops out with money in his 'Scout Account,' the money is
moved to the Scholarship Fund.
In a typical year, we receive donations of $1000-$2000 with this usually
used about 50/50 for troop operations and to help needy Scouts with
summer camp and high adventure expenses.
In the past, we've had car washes, bake sales and yard/garage sales to
generate money for troop operations and high adventure trips.
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City