How does fundraising work in your troop?
Who organizes and runs the fundraisers?
Do you do the same things every year?
Our troop has not done any fundraising in several years other than popcorn. The troop earns whatever percentage of the sales and the scout earns a percentage of that for their scout "account". Our biggest popcorn seller Eagled and aged out. He sold half of our total sales, most boys don't even participate, it is easier for Mom and Dad to write the big check to cover dues.
This year we raised dues and still expect to be about $500 short of our projected expenses. A bottle drive was proposed, but no one volunteered to run it. Someone said that it is boy lead troop, let the boys do it. Now, I am all for paying your own way, but it is the committee's responsibility to be sure funds are available for the program, right? I agree that the boys should participate, but the boys who will can't drive to pick up bottles at drop off locations. Who should decide where the locations are going to be, when the drive is going to be, how everything is going to work? Is that something the boys should plan or is that something the boys should participate in but the committee should run? It has been suggessted that any money raised goes right into the troop treasury and individual scouts that wor on the drive get nothing in their accounts. Mykid will be there but I don't know how many other scouts or parents will step up if they don't get a direct benefit of it especially since none of the scouts in the troop now have ever had to do any kind of real fundraising.