scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Money earning project with canines
Scott Holm (Scottmst@AOL.COM
Wed Feb 02 2000 - 00:10:13 CST
I am aware of several troops in the Western US that help local canine
agility clubs run their trials. These can be AKC, NADAC, or USDAA sanctioned
events and some are quite large with over 300 dogs running everyday! Our
troop has done two of these and have proven to be successful because:
It gets the youth working together on fundraising
It is a good fundraiser (working rings and food booth)
It is a lot of FUN for the boys
It gives a lot of public awareness towards scouting...everyone has great
say about scout spirit that shows!
This sport is growing in a huge way. I would suggest contacting your
local canine agility club and seeing if they would like some help (most would
welcome it!). There are no guns involved in canine agility and the ring jobs
are easy to do after some brief instruction.