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  • patrol fundraiser

    Your individual patrols should be raking in plenty of money nowadays. Go to the Big Box, buy a 24-pack of bottled water for $2.87, dig out the cooler chest and the little red wagon, stop and get some ice and sell that Ice Cold Bottled Water for $1.00 Donation at intersections, city parks, bus stops, construction sites, wherever else people gather. Repeat as necessary and they'll have Scout fees earned in no time. Don't forget the hats and sunscreen

  • #2
    But what about the environment...

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    • dedkad
      dedkad commented
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      I'm not being judgmental. I've been known to buy the water bottles when it's convenient. I just have a real issue with our throw-away society and all the waste that plastic water bottles generate. I've been to the recycling center at the local landfill and have seen all the effort, cost, and manpower that goes into recycling, so just knowing that they will be turned into a recycling center isn't enough. I'd really like to see us cut down all the waste at the source. As Scouts, do we take advantage of society's throw-away attitude and capitalize on it or do we try to set a better example and provide an alternative?

    • boomerscout
      boomerscout commented
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      until we can find water in wooden containrs, I think it better we help people prevent heat exhaustion and dehydration on really hot days.

    • FrankScout
      FrankScout commented
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      Can't sell 'em in Concord, Mass.! It's illegal, believe it or not.

  • #3
    We were going to do that for our metro areas 4th of july festival.......

    made a few calls and we needed a vendor permit for the vent which was $500 and then none of the boys under 16 could sell it. Oh btw does anyone in your group hold a saniserv certification.


    Our town does not distingish selling bottles factory sealed water verse making phili steaks on a cart.....

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    • boomerscout
      boomerscout commented
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      saniserv not needed our area as in factory sealed package. am surprised you were not given charity rate for the event. consider my suggestions for locations. you may need a (sidewalk) peddeler's permit which is not that expensive, but can't imagine anyone bothering a small group of kids doing this on their own

    • JoeBob
      JoeBob commented
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      Girl Scouts ticketed for selling cookies in a parking lot:

      “An officer wrote the group of mostly 8-year-old girls a ticket for soliciting without a permit."
      http://www.photodude.com/weblog/2001...l_scouts.shtml

      The tickets were rescinded after public outcry. I'd say go for it!
      Teaching moment about gubbiment.

    • FrankScout
      FrankScout commented
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      $500? Wow. Our town gives us those festival-only permits for free! Luckily, one of our ASMs has the required "ServSafe" certification. (That's what it's called here). Should he retire, we plan on building that training and cert into our budget for one committee member if we have to.
      Last edited by FrankScout; 08-19-2013, 06:52 PM.

  • #4
    Looking for non-popcorn fundraising ideas.

    Has anyone tried a car-wash?

    What points in the G2SS will walking around in soapy water violate?

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    • #5
      Generally we have not had luck with car washes.........Of course some bad luck....The HS Flag corp was in bikini's up the block washing cars.....

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      • dcsimmons
        dcsimmons commented
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        BD, we did Dippin' Dots (the ice cream of the future) for a few years around Independence Day events. Our small town volume wasn't enough to make the risk worth the reward. That said, what we did have sold well. It was a little expensive ($4 - $5/pouch and we made $1 - $2 per sale) and you need electricity to keep the freezer's running. If you can do volume (500 - 1000 units/day) it might be worth your while to explore. We did water and canned soda at the same time. It was shameless.

      • MattR
        MattR commented
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        JoeBob, if you combine the Bikini Girls with the Scouts then the cars will not get cleaned. There may be some clocks that get cleaned.

      • Basementdweller
        Basementdweller commented
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        Yes they are all young men.....and young ladies in bikini tops would certainly stop production.

    • #6
      BSA really handcuffs us on the fundraisers. There are so many great fundraising opportunities out there that violate the BSA rules. A local little league raised $7000 selling cash calendars (kind of like a raffle where you buy in for the whole month and a prize is given away every day). Unfortunately, raffles and games of chance (like maybe a cow patty contest) are not allowed by BSA. With all the changing of attitudes going on in the BSA, why can't they loosen up their fundraising rules? Our Council is talking about closing down our local Boy Scout camp because expenses are exceeding donations. Eliminate the fundraising restrictions! Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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      • dedkad
        dedkad commented
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        BD, if the camp isn't paying for itself then it should close? Guess maybe we shouldn't allow any boys to participate in Scouting either since their measly $35 national dues doesn't come close to covering the costs to provide the Scouting program for that boy. Guess maybe we should shut down all the local Scout stores too because they don't mark-up the items enough to cover the cost to run the store. The Council needs to look at their budget as a whole when deciding what amenities are worth subsidizing because some of these amenities provide a huge benefit to the Scouting community and are worth trying to save.

        And nobody is complaining about cost of summer camp. Our week-long Cub Scout Day Camp is only $105 for early bird registration and $135 otherwise. The Day Camp leaders requested to add on a surcharge this year to help with the camp deficit. That request was rejected by Council.

        However, I have to admit I was grumbling a little when my Pack had to pay $300 for our one night stay at the camp for our end-of-year campout.

        BD, you have mentioned many times about your troop's low income status. Is raising the cost to attend always an option for you and your boys? Probably not. We can't continue to squeeze blood out of the same turnip over and over again when there is nothing left to give. And that's where the fundraisers come in, which was what my original post was about. BSA needs to allow more creative fundraising to help save the programs that are beneficial to the Scouts.

      • Basementdweller
        Basementdweller commented
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        Yes my boys are low income.

        I will raise what ever money is needed to get them to camp....

        So how many ankle biters were at day camp?????

        So what does the council charge for Boy Scout Resident camp???? How is attendance?

        I think you will be surprised how much money the scout camp takes in......

        Why should the camps be subsidized???? I don't believe they should. The people who use them should pay for them.

        I have asked to see my favorite in council camps books.......Well it was an immediate NO. I was curious how much it actually cost just to run the camp with no programs on it. If there is a big money pit at the camp, fix it.....

        You can't honestly believe that the scout shops don't make a boat load of money......$40 for a scout shirt ......I bet they pay like $10 for it., Everything in the place is 20% more than the exact same gear at our local outfitter.

      • King Ding Dong
        King Ding Dong commented
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        A week of Dog Camp is $650.

        Dogscouts.org

    • #7
      Out of season, Local Council Camp is rented to local Public school district for "Outdoor Ed". It is rented to local Radio Control Airplane modelers. It is rented to folks for "team building " exercises. It is rented to local Jr. College for picnics and bio class. All low cost, but rented. They have a really nice cabin for corporate get togethers: full pro kitchen for caterer, dining area sits about 35. Even has 3 bedrooms with beds and bath. It is promoted to local Scout units (Cubs and Boy) for camping and natue study. Fee is so much per boy, adult leader is free for so many boys. Lots of possibility, if you expand the box, much less think outside it.....

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