scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: profits from fundraisers
JOSEPH MACOME (JoeMacone@EMAIL.MSN.COM
Sat Feb 26 2000 - 01:30:59 CST
Valerie asked how units get more scouts to participate in unit fund-raisers
instead of just a few do it all?
From: T Mark Blakemore <tmblakemore@RFBLLP.COM>
> We can only do our best to keep trying new motivational
> ideas. These include various degrees of goal setting, cajoling, guilt
> tripping, inspiring, begging, persuading, peer pressuring, greed fostering
> and applying the 9th point of the Scout Law to troop operations.
I don't agree that you have to do everything that Mark has listed. My
observation is that some scouts are great salesmen, and others aren't. We
encourage our scouts to participate in all of our fund-raisers and the
importance of them, but we get deferent levels of support from different
kids. We solve the problem by having a wreath fund-raiser in Nov-Dec and a
yard sale in early May. Those who do a great job selling do really well and
those who don't just don't. I would never make a scout feel bad because
he's not a great salesman. For those who don't do much with the wreath sale
make sure that they attend the yard sale. The scouts are kept busy by
setting up, tacking down, helping out during the day, and collecting and
sorting bottles & Cans that we collect/are dropped off during the day.
Scoutmaster, Troop 302
Advisor, Crew 302
Patriot District - Boston Minuteman Council