Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Raffles
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 12:08:50 -0500
> Well, I dont know where the reference is, but it is my understanding that
> if you are having a fundraiser, the person paying money has to get their
> money's worth. Not just a warm fuzzy feeling. Our Troop holds a bake
> auction at the end of COH's. People bid on things and they get
> something for their money. You cant sell tickets for a drawing. They
> have to get something in return for their money.
That makes sense to me. It explains how the largest Council (mine) can
have a drawing for a truck or a cruise or a big-screen tv. Our Scout
Fair tickets come with an entry into a drawing. You get admission to
the Scout Fair - an incredible extravaganza and lots of fun - and a
chance at winning one of 5 or 6 big ticket items. Attendance is
estimated at 80,000. I don't know how that translates into tickets
sold, but I'd guess more than that.
Advancement Chair, Troop 424
Mustang District, Sam Houston Area Council
Katy, Texas - Home of Champions
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