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Each year Pack 152 does a fundraiser in the fall, shortly after the start of the school year. Historically we have sold a variety of items, such as BSA popcorn, Usinger Sausage, Racine Kringle, Berres Brothers Coffee, and a favorite of many, Holiday Wreaths! We ask each scout to participate to offset the costs of running the pack. If each scout participates and rasies an average of approximately $400, there is no out of pocket expense to you as a parent to have your scout be a part of our pack. While this seems like a high number, many of our scouts have found that this is easily attainable with just a few hours of selling, and it is not uncommon to have scouts exceeding $1000 in sales. Details on the specific dates will be provided toward the beginning of the school year, but as far as a general timeline we typicallly see the following:
This year we have also added a new option for our families, ShopWithScrip. This fundraising option will be available all year long, and offers physical and electronic gift cards for sale with rebates ranging from 2.5% up to over 10%. Additional bonus sales can yield rebates up to 19%! Many of the local companies where families spend a significant portion of their budget particpate in this program, such as Pick 'N Save, Wal-Mart, KwikTrip, Shell, and many more! E-Gift cards can be purchased any time for a small processing fee of 15 cents, but orders for physical gift cards will be consolidated into orders made approximately once every quarter. Watch your email for more information!
Our pack is 100% volunteer, so we do not have any overhead of salaries to pay. Our committee always looks to keep expenses down wherever possible by utilizing meeting sites that are no-cost. There are still a number of expenses needed in order to successfully run our pack such as what is shown below as an example. Note: this example would not apply to Lion Scouts, as their costs are slightly lower.
|Blue and Gold Banquet||$20|
We will be keeping track of how much each scout sells over the amount needed to cover their dues. That amount will be tracked and available for each scout to use to participate in other scout events such as Eagles Nest, Fall & Winter campouts, Summer camp, etc. Any funds not used can be tranfered to Scouts BSA if they move on. If they do not advance to Boy Scouts, the Pack keeps the funds to use as needed. If scout doesn't raise enough to cover the dues, parents will need to pay the difference.
If you prefer not to participate, we will need you to make a payment to the pack to cover the cost of your scout's expenses. Our treasurer will be able to provide specific details around the amounts needed on a per-year basis.If you do choose not to participate in the fundraising, this would also mean your scout would not have a balance in their scout account, and you would be responsible for making any payments at the time of registering for an event.