Re: Fund Raisers
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 21:55:30 EST
Fund raisers are always the toughest, I think. Our Troop has two major items.
1. An annual Ham & Chicken Buffet. It is a must for all Scout to participate,
but some Scouts sell only a few tickets. It is fairly well supported by the
community; many people ask when it will be held each year.
2. We probably get the bulk of our operating funds via a local supermarket
chain. They sell scrip to many non-profit organizations, good at face value
at any of their stores. The good part is that they sell the scrip to the
troop at a 5% discount. The 5% is split with 2% to the troop and 3% to the
Scout's camping account. In the Greater Philadelphia area there are many
supermarket chains that offer this program. It is a painles way to make
money, but it does require the up-front cash.
We pick up smaller amounts with a car wash. We also get a "donation" from the
local Kiwanis Club each year in exchange for cleaning up the spectator area on
the morning after their fireworks display around the 4th of July. These funds
are placed proportionately in the camping accounts of the Scouts who
participate in them.
Cradle of Liberty Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City