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How do you fund District Events?

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Does anyone live in a district where they are supportive or trying to support district activities beyond day camp? I know our daycamp takes in fees from each camper and half goes to the day camp budget the other half to council so its obvious they like doing daycamps as they make money off it lol.

 

My district and council both put on quite a few events throughout the year. At the district level, we offer a Cub Scout Family Camping weekend, various special belt loop events, a district-wide Pinewood Derby, an annual Boy Scout Camporee, the annual Klondike Derby (with an option for Webelos to attend), as well as a few other events I can't think of right now. At the council level, add in an annual Webelos Woods camping weekend, a Merit Badge workshop, overnight and day camps for both Boy Scouts and Cubs, High Adventure opportunities, Community Service events, an annual Cub Scout sleepover at the Liberty Science Center, and again more stuff that I'm forgetting. To tell the truth, almost all of these events break even from the entry fees or make a small profit. Luckily we have some dedicated volunteers at both the council and district levels who are very good with financial planning issues, so the money doesn't just disappear... it is budgeted very well and the events can happen year after year!

Our events make money...

 

The SE takes the money and puts it in the general fund January 1...... All of the money, no seed money for next years event.

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1. Plan the event

2. Calculate all the costs

3. Determine the cost for each participant so the event breaks even

4. Have the DE overrule your committee and charge double (or more) for each participant so the event makes money

Spoken like a veteran scouter.

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1. Plan the event

2. Calculate all the costs

3. Determine the cost for each participant so the event breaks even

4. Have the DE overrule your committee and charge double (or more) for each participant so the event makes money

5. Tell DE hope he can run the event all by himself? :)

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1. Plan the event

2. Calculate all the costs

3. Determine the cost for each participant so the event breaks even

4. Have the DE overrule your committee and charge double (or more) for each participant so the event makes money

6. ...and when he does run it him/herself, listen to the DE complain no one is coming or the event was poorly attended.

7. Next year the DE will complain that no one wants to get involved in district planning

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1. Plan the event

2. Calculate all the costs

3. Determine the cost for each participant so the event breaks even

4. Have the DE overrule your committee and charge double (or more) for each participant so the event makes money

Isn't there an old rule that says "never do for a DE what a DE wants to do himself"

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