The Troop’s primary fundraisers are the annual pancake breakfast (March), parking lot at Proud American Days (July), and popcorn (Aug-Sep). Participation at these fundraisers is mandatory. Below are the Troop’s current guidelines for fundraising.
Scouts earn $1.00 per ticket for the first 30 tickets sold. Any tickets sold over 30, the scout earns $2.00 per ticket, deposited to his scout account. Funds generated from the bake sale will be divided equally among all scouts participating in the bake sale (i.e., you must bring something for the bake sale). After the money is subtracted for the scout ticket sales commissions (i.e., $1 or $2 per ticket as above), the remaining funds less expenses are divided between the Troop and the scouts on a 50%/50% basis, with 50% going to the general Troop funds and 50% to be divided among the scouts based on total hours worked at the pancake breakfast. Adults can work the breakfast also to earn money for their scout accounts.
All revenue generated at the Proud American Days parking lot, less expenses are divided between the Troop and the scouts for 2012 it will be a 50%/50% basis, with 50% going to the general Troop funds and 50% to be divided among the scouts based on total hours worked at the parking lot. Adults can work the parking lot also to earn money for their scout accounts.
Each scout must sell $130 in popcorn which nets about $50 to the Troop. This is intended to cover the costs of the scouts re-charter. The net profit on any sales in excess of $130 is credited to the seller’s scout account. For example, if a scout sells $500 in popcorn, then $50 goes to the Troop and $145 goes to the scout’s account ($500 x 0.33 = $165 - $50 = $115). Council has changed the popcorn vendor from Pecatonica River to Trail's End effective in 2012. Added are gift card rewards and lots of bonus incentives in addition to the funds added to your scout account. Visit www.trails-end.com.