Our crew does well with fundraisers that don't require them to sell. We do car washes in the summer (in Texas, we can extend into the Fall). We have 2 local businesses that let us use their water from outside spickot. We restock the supply bin as needed. Purely a donation from washee. I budget to make $40/hour, have done as well as almost $50. Lots of work & can get really hot - we keep kids hydrated & sunscreened.
We've also done gift wrapping at holidays at Borders or Barnes & Nobles. Store supplies wrapping paper & tape, we supply labor. Again, purely a donation situation. Borders has more wrapping selections for their customers. Obviously, the closer the dates are to Christmas, the more we make. This year we only made $114 total; 3 years ago we made almost twice that much on Christmas eve alone (worked nearly the entire day).
We also have a sweet deal with the City of Garland - Code Enforcement pays groups such as scouts 50 cents per illegal sign turned in to them. Brief training is involved to know what is or isn't illegally posted, safety concerns, etc. We earned about $200 our first year & almost $300 last year. I hope to increase again this year.
All proceeds are split among those who worked - split is determined after fundraiser per our bylaws. Needs of the Crew Operating Fund are taken into consideration & it gets "a cut" off the top. Money is held in Crew bank account; each member has a page on excel spreadsheet & can "draw" on the money held under their name for equipment, uniforms, & scouting events (campouts, etc.)
All fundraisers are approved by Council.
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