scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Fundraising
bob prentice (bobp@ROBSCI.COM
Wed Mar 29 2000 - 10:06:25 CST
Chuck Bramlet wrote:
Personally, I have no problem with requiring a Scout to participate
in a fundraiser held as a unit activity. I would stop short of
requiring a minimum amount raised.
We too hold an annual "Fundraiser". Each fall in Half Moon Bay
there is held an annual "Pumpkin Festival" This festival is a two
day event where craft booths and other artists, sell their wares, as well
as various food itemsto the public. This festival was started in 1970 and
has been held
every year since. It attracts crowds now of 100,000 people to a town
of "normal" population of 20,000. As you can see, we get quite crowded on those
The troop has been able to in the last couple of years to earn a good deal
of money by selling french fries with the help of a fryer donated to us by
Rotary Club. With this money we are able to finance most of the troops
during the year plus for each scout who has worked our booth a $50.00 credit
toward eithe summer camp fees or as a credit toward to the big trip
we take every other year. This year we are going to white water raft in Utah.
Two years ago we were able to go to Alaska for 10 days.
So usually we do not have a problem with boys wanting to help out even though
we do not require it.
ASM Troop 263
Half Moon Bay, CA
I use to be a buffalo...(working my ticket) (WE3-55-99)