Mark Ray (info@EAGLEBOOK.COM)
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 08:52:05 +0000
We hold two fundraisers a year. The first, a concession stand at the
Kentucky Derby, pays all troop-level expenses for the year (advancements,
postage, equipment, SM's generous salary, etc.).
Because of that, we take 100% of the profits from the second project, a
Christmas tree sale, and divide them proportionally among the boys based on
the number of hours they work. This money goes into the boys' Scout
accounts, and they can draw on it for campouts, summer camp, high-adventure
trips, equipment, uniforms, etc.
Some boys work very little and earn maybe $25. Others (and their parents)
put in many, many hours and earn more than $500. This latter group oftent
includes kids who are going to Jamboree or Philmont the following year.
With this system, we never have trouble getting enough help. I think it
also teaches a valuable life lesson: Those who work hard get ahead.
On Tue, 16 Dec 1997, Morrisonch wrote:
> My question is this: How can we get boys more involved in a fund raising
> effort... We have some very faithful families and more who are apathetic
> about supporting the program.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City