Cub Scout fundraisers typically work well because most people recognize the good things that scouting offers the kids and they are willing to help support that work. Our job is to be organized and motivated toward this effort.
With the Popcorn drive, the Pack can use these funds to pay for awards, ranks, and other fun activities throughout the year. They can also offset cost of their yearly pack dues.
Cub Scout fundraising options are chosen by each individual Pack. There are lots of good Cub and Scout fundraising ideas to choose from. Each fall, we will focus our energy on Popcorn Sales. As an incentive and to reward their efforts, Cub Scouts receive fun prizes based on their individual amount of Popcorn sales. Each spring, we will sell camp cards to help the scouts pay for summer camp.
Fundraising projects are very important to the Pack. Not only for special activities, camping trips, equipment purchases, etc. but also they can be very educational for our youth, teaching them values of hard work, economics, financial management, and budgeting.
All Scout fundraisers must be approved before they are started. The following are general guidelines for fundraising projects:
- Cub scouts should not solicit direct monetary contributions (but can accept them if offered).
- Fundraisers cannot involve gambling (e.g. raffles) or conflict with local ordinances.
- They should avoid conflicts with goods and service provided by local businesses.
- The service or product offered should be worth the amount paid.
- Enter no fundraising contract that could bind the Chartered Organization, Council, or BSA.
- They should not interfere with the territory of another unit.
- Avoid holding fundraiser during times that conflict with community, council, or other fundraising drives.