FUND RAISING IDEAS

Fundraising is usually done to earn extra money for a special event, a long trip or to fund the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Awards work.   This is generally done by Brownie troops and older.

Please remember that you must submit a request to your local Council to hold a fund-raising event and that different Council's have different interpretations including, but not limited to:

  • who may hold a fund-raiser?
  • what is an acceptable fund-raiser?
  • how many fund-raisers a year can a troop hold?

 

o   Cookie Sales

o   Fall Product Sales

o   Bake Sale

o   Car Wash

o   Concession Stand

o   Cookbook

o   Craft Booth

o   Garage Sale

o   Gift Wrapping

o   Pizza Sale

o   Pool Party

o   Program for Other GS

o   Recycling

o   Sell Items

 

OPTIONS FROM THE COUNCIL OR THE SERVICE UNIT

COOKIE SALES:

o   signed agreement sheet for each girl

o   no other permission required

o   various ideas for selling cookies

o   Rolling Booth Sale – like the ice cream man but with GS cookies instead.  This is also a good way to go door to door in pairs.

o   Traditional cookie booth – decorate it to catch customers’ eyes

o   Give samples

o   Provide recipes using the cookies

o   Make tags that say thank you

o   Sale them on Valentines and give V-day cards you made with each box

FALL PRODUCT SALE:

 

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST BOOTH:

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAKE SALE:

o   Traditional

CAR WASH:

o   ask businesses or individuals to sponsor you for so much a car. You MUST advertise! Have a list of your donors at the event to advertise their support.

o   Advertise your car wash as a Free Car Wash. Put up a sign at the event stating what your goal is (trip to....) and that donations are gladly accepted. BUT, make sure that all customers (whether they choose to leave a donation or not) are treated equally. You could even have a No-Bake, Bake Sale in conjunction.

CONCESSION STAND:

o   local sports complexes for large sporting events. Arrange with the concessions of these sports complexes to sell souvenirs or food at a local sporting event.

o   Local festivals usually offer booths to non-profit organizations. Arrange to man such a booth at your local festival.

COOKBOOK BY THE TROOP:

o   Collect favorite recipes, organize them and bind them.

o   Outdoor cookbooks

o   advertise and SELL!

 

CRAFT BOOTHS:

o   Assemble all of the non-perishable ingredients of a favorite cookie or cake recipe into a canning jar, add the recipe, decorate the jar,

o   local grocery stores, bazaars, craft sales etc.

o   Some good ideas are scrunchies, pot holders, Beadie Critters, and anything else that is popular with the crowd you will be selling to

o   Ask for donations

o   Theme booths – pets, garden, etc.

GARAGE SALE:

o   Collect items to sale – ask family, friends, neighbors if they have things to donate for the troop sale

o   Run the garage sale and collect your profits.

o   The leftovers can be taken to a donation center so you help the community as well.

GIFT WRAPPING:

o   especially successful during the Christmas holiday season (from Thanksgiving to Christmas).

o   Many places will provide you with paper, tape, scissors, etc. and you supply the labor.

o   Put a sign on a nicely decorated box or basket indicating who you are and what the donations will be used for.

o   Make sure girls are well versed in how to wrap a package properly.

 

 

PIZZA SALES:

o   Purchase pizza fixings at a local food distributor (or obtain donations if possible and if approved by your Council).   Sometimes you can check with local pizza places.

o   Have girls take orders for different varieties of pizzas before hand.

o   On the scheduled day, make the pizzas and have the girls deliver their orders.

POOL PARTY: 

o   Have a Junior, Cadette, and Senior pool party and charge admission

 

PROGRAMS FOR YOUNGER GIRL SCOUTS:

o   experienced at working with the younger girls.

o   Events can range from Badge or Try-It workshops to camping events and more.

o   Try to pick events that do not have a lot of expenses.

o   Make sure that the fee you charge is reasonable and not overly expensive.

RECYCLING:

o   Each week, have girls bring in their plastic soda bottles and aluminum cans. Profits accumulate. It is also a good way to begin to teach the girls about "saving our planet".

 

SELL ITEMS:

o   Sell sweatshirts and shirts that say Girl Scouts