Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: On-time Raffle
Re: On-time Raffle
Em & Tony Shipley
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 15:18:00 -0500
Irene Kempf wrote:
> I gave the suggestion to use an on time raffle for the boys. Giving them
> incentive to arrive on time and stay until the end. The comment was made
> that "BSA does not sanction raffles". Can we clarify this?
> It is my understanding that it is OK to have a raffle as long as you do not
> charge for the ticket. The ticket is given free to every scout who arrives
> on time. Is this correct?
I would not call it a raffle. A raffle is where a person PAYS for a 1
in a however many chance at an item. BSA does have a problem with
"raffle" because it is a form of gambling.
BSA does not have a problem with a DOOR PRIZE, which is what I believe
is the correct term for what you are referring to. Door prizes are
something that you win just for being at the meeting. Lots of
organizations have used door prizes for decades to boost attendance at
meetings as the only way you are eligable for a door prize is that you
are there. That is the only requirement, no money is involved in
purchasing a ticket.
I hope this clears up the terminology between the two.
Cubmaster Pack 51
Buffalo District, Three Rivers Council
Port Neches, TX