Successful fundraisers for youth camps

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Gary_Miller
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Successful fundraisers for youth camps

Postby Gary_Miller » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:58 pm

idjeeper2 wrote:Another question for you and any others who care to reply - what kinds of fundraisers have you had and what seems to have higher success?


I don't like fundraisers I prefer to go with a 50/50 partially funded by Individual participation if at all possible. If there is a need for a fund raiser I leave that to the organization to decide which what they want to do. Last year our YM did both partially funded by individual participation and fundraiser. For fundraiser the they sold potatoes that they gleamed from one of our Bishopric members fathers farm. Whats going to be successful will depend on your area and what the youth decide to do.

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Successful fundraisers for youth camps

Postby lajackson » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:19 am

idjeeper2 wrote:Another question for you and any others who care to reply - what kinds of fundraisers have you had and what seems to have higher success?

For many years we had a brother who lived out in the country and had a rail fence around his several acre property. Each year, it seems the fence needed painting. It also appears that any of the YM or YW who came out on fence painting day and participated were able to attend youth camps without having to worry about the cost.

The Handbook (2: 13.6.8) reminds that any fundraiser should provide a meaningful value or service. We always felt that this one did that. (Except that the fence did not really need to be painted every year. But it was.)

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Re: Successful fundraisers for youth camps

Postby daveywest » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:55 pm

My stake frequently has the scouts offer holiday flag service. For about $35/year, scouts post a flag on a 6 ft. pole in front of a participates home on Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independance Day, Labor Day, & Veterans Day.

On the downside, it means scout leaders must always be available on holidays. One ward had a large influx of veterans in a new adults only community a few years back and was putting out nearly 200 flags each holiday, so units now limit participation to fund the expected needs.


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