scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: To busy to fundraise
Cliff Cray (deacon1@MEDIAONE.NET
Tue Nov 02 1999 - 16:46:05 CST
> Looking for some wisdom from the list.
> Our Pack just finished our popcorn fundraiser and we ask that each boy sell
> at least sixty dollars worth of popcorn, a few families hardly sold any
> because in their words they where "just to busy" and from two leaders "we
> already do enough". Meanwhile we had a family that there house was destroyed
> in a fire sell the minimum, which we where not expecting. What do other Packs
> do with situations like this?
> Roger Edington
It seems that the parents need to have the reason fund raising is needed and then
the Pack or Troop may need to figure what it costs to keep a boy in the program
and then give the parents a bill for the difference between the fund raiser and
the total cost. Some parents think the leaders are a paid position and that the
yearly registration, Boys Life, awards, camporee fees etc are all part of their
original joining fee along with their small weekly dues. We instituted this
policy with the Troop and it made a difference in the next fund raiser.