Unit Fundraising Opportunities
Scouting is one of the most affordable programs for families to take part in. With all the new skills learned, friends made, and fun, it is definitely the best return on your investment. The Scout Law teaches Scouts to be thrifty, and earn their own way. The Atlanta Area Council offers a variety of ways for Scouts to raise funds to pay for their Scouting experience. Through Popcorn and Camp Card sales, the Atlanta Area Council offers Scouts the opportunity to earn their way in Scouting while gaining confidence, learning salesmanship and attaining a sense of accomplishment.
Every Scout should learn the value of hard work and earning their own way. The popcorn sale is the perfect opportunity to teach this valuable life lesson and fund the most exciting year of Scouting ever. Over 70% of the popcorn sale supports your program and local Scouting! The Atlanta Area Council does all the pre-work to set up the sale, eliminating the need for your Unit to research opportunities, calculate returns on sales, create sales and promotional materials, manage a relationship with a vendor, etc. The popcorn sale also helps the council raise money for summer camps, offering more extensive training for our volunteer leaders and members, and creating new and exciting programs for your Scouts.
Scouts gain confidence, salesmanship and communication skills, and a sense of accomplishment. The popcorn sale is not just about selling popcorn; it’s also about promoting Scouting and the Scouting ideals!
Camp Cards are an excellent way for Scouts to earn their way to camp. These cards, created in partnership with local and national businesses, offer discounts to supporters of Scouting who purchase the Camp Card. Cards are sold by Scouts to members of their community. Profits from these cards are split evenly between the council and the individual Scout. The funds a Scout earns can be used towards Summer Camp or other Scouting activities.
Units participating in this program will earn 50% commission ($2.50) for each $5 Camp Card they sell. The sale begins in February and ends in April.
Unit Money Earning Applications
A Unit must submit a Unit Money Earning Application to the council prior to any fundraiser. The application is available from the Volunteer Service Center and should be submitted to the office or District Executive at least two weeks in advance of the fundraiser.
Whenever your Unit is planning a money-earning project, be sure to refer to the BSA’s “10 Guides to Unit Money Earning Projects” as your guide. It will be helpful to you as you fill out the application. If your answer is yes to all the questions in this document, it is likely the project conforms to Scouting’s standards and will be approved. For more information, consult your District Executive. The application is also available for download below.
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