Fundraising

Our fundraising efforts help to keep our boys as active on a weekly basis. In turn, this helps them to continually find their way to the next rank. 

 

 

Fundraising

Our fundraising efforts help to keep our boys as active on a weekly basis. In turn, this helps them to continually find their way to the next rank. 

What are the fundraisers in this Troop?

 

Troop 165 has 2 basic fundraisers per year, but additional fundraisers are often added throughout the year if approved by the Troop Committee.

 

1) In the spring, the Troop conducts a Mulch sale which consists of selling and installing mulch. This fundraiser sole purpose is to subsidize the scout's summer activities such as Summer Camp, Philmont, NYLT, etc. All profits from this fundraiser go to fund the scout's summer activities; no money is kept by the Troop. The profits are put into 1 fund, and the scouts earn their portion by selling and installing mulch. 

 

2) The second fundraiser each year is the fall fundraiser which consists of selling popcorn which is a Blackhawk Area Council-sponsored fundraiser, and we also sell holiday wreaths and Poinsettias which is a Troop-sponsored fundraiser. We have found it best to have this variety since it allows the scouts to have options when selling since there are a lot of scouts selling popcorn at this time of the year. This fundraiser is the main way for scouts to earn money for their scout accounts, and, to a lesser extent, the Troop. 

What are the fundraisers in this Troop?

 

Troop 165 has 2 basic fundraisers per year, but additional fundraisers are often added throughout the year if approved by the Troop Committee.

 

1) In the spring, the Troop conducts a Mulch sale which consists of selling and installing mulch. This fundraiser sole purpose is to subsidize the scout's summer activities such as Summer Camp, Philmont, NYLT, etc. All profits from this fundraiser go to fund the scout's summer activities; no money is kept by the Troop. The profits are put into 1 fund, and the scouts earn their portion by selling and installing mulch. 

 

2) The second fundraiser each year is the fall fundraiser which consists of selling popcorn which is a Blackhawk Area Council-sponsored fundraiser, and we also sell holiday wreaths and Poinsettias which is a Troop-sponsored fundraiser. We have found it best to have this variety since it allows the scouts to have options when selling since there are a lot of scouts selling popcorn at this time of the year. This fundraiser is the main way for scouts to earn money for their scout accounts, and, to a lesser extent, the Troop. 

Is there a set amount my son is expected to earn?

 

There is no minimum sale amount for Boy Scouts in Troop 165. The main motivation for boys to sell is to enhance their own scout account. Attending the many outings throughout the year (including summer camp) can cost several hundred dollars. The fundraisers provide the means for scouts to earn money to pay for the outings, thus allowing the scout to show responsibility and to take ownership of his scout experience while practicing "thriftiness." Money earned through the fall fundraiser can also be applied to equipment and uniform costs.

Is there a set amount my son is expected to earn?

 

There is no minimum sale amount for Boy Scouts in Troop 165. The main motivation for boys to sell is to enhance their own scout account. Attending the many outings throughout the year (including summer camp) can cost several hundred dollars. The fundraisers provide the means for scouts to earn money to pay for the outings, thus allowing the scout to show responsibility and to take ownership of his scout experience while practicing "thriftiness." Money earned through the fall fundraiser can also be applied to equipment and uniform costs.

What is a scout account?

 

The troop maintains a record, within the Troop's own bank account, in which money earned through fundraising (or deposited by the scout's family), can be used to pay for outings and other activities, or for equipment and uniform expenses. Money is taken to pay for activities by a request made by the scout on the registration form for that event. For equipment and uniform expenses, a reimbursement check is written to the scout upon submission of a receipt for expenses. More details about the scout account can be found in the Troop 165 Handbook on the Troop Information page.

What is a scout account?

 

The troop maintains a record, within the Troop's own bank account, in which money earned through fundraising (or deposited by the scout's family), can be used to pay for outings and other activities, or for equipment and uniform expenses. Money is taken to pay for activities by a request made by the scout on the registration form for that event. For equipment and uniform expenses, a reimbursement check is written to the scout upon submission of a receipt for expenses. More details about the scout account can be found in the Troop 165 Handbook on the Troop Information page.

How much of the fundraising profit goes into a Scout's "Scout Account?"

 

The Troop Committee determines the percentage of profit which goes into a scout account for each fundraiser. This determination is made on an annual basis dependent on the overall finances of the Troop and budget considerations for the following year. For the mulch sale, all of the profit goes to the scouts for summer activities. Scouts earn a share of this profit by either selling mulch, or by installing it on one of the installation days. For this fundraiser, a minimum level of participation (either selling or installing) is required to earn a share of the pooled profits; sales or efforts above the required minimum benefit the whole group. For the fall fundraiser, the profits earned by the troop are divided by the scouts and the troop with the scout's portion going to their scout accounts. Thus, in the fall fundraiser, the scouts have an incentive to maximize their sales since a portion of every dollar sold goes to their scout account.

How much of the fundraising profit goes into a Scout's "Scout Account?"

 

The Troop Committee determines the percentage of profit which goes into a scout account for each fundraiser. This determination is made on an annual basis dependent on the overall finances of the Troop and budget considerations for the following year. For the mulch sale, all of the profit goes to the scouts for summer activities. Scouts earn a share of this profit by either selling mulch, or by installing it on one of the installation days. For this fundraiser, a minimum level of participation (either selling or installing) is required to earn a share of the pooled profits; sales or efforts above the required minimum benefit the whole group. For the fall fundraiser, the profits earned by the troop are divided by the scouts and the troop with the scout's portion going to their scout accounts. Thus, in the fall fundraiser, the scouts have an incentive to maximize their sales since a portion of every dollar sold goes to their scout account.