Helpful Scout Fundraising Information
Sometimes a Scout needs a little extra help to afford essentials for their own unit. Units need money for things such as:
- Camping gear
- Merit badge clinics
- Membership dues
- …and the like
While we at Rainbow Council offer a few council-led fundraisers to streamline some fundraising efforts, we also included information on other ways units can help raise money for Scouting, Cub Scouts and more!
If other than a council-sponsored product sale, before deciding on a fundraiser, troop leaders should refer to Guides to Unit Money-Earning Projects. Here are some informative links, pertinent to all troop fundraising:
- BSA Fundraising Policies and Procedures Manual
- Unit Money Earning Application
- BSA Product Sales Guide
- Funding Your Scouting Program: A Training Video
- Guidance on Individual Scout Accounts
Troop Budget Planning Links
Scouting’s Vision, Mission, Aims, and Methods
Putting Skills into Action (video 3:18)
A Game with a Purpose (video 2:11)
We Are Scouts (video 3:05)
Fundraisers for Scouts
When your scouts need a little help raising money for camp or merit badge clinics, take a look at this ideas for ways to raise money. While these ideas are not council-sponsored, you can contact us for ideas or help on getting started.
Troop Leader Resources (National Resource)
Camp Cards are one of the easiest way to raise funds for camp and Scouts!
Details: Camp Cards sell for $10 each. Each scout/unit earns 50% commission, or $5.00 per card sold.
Units can order Camp Cards at the Council Service Center. There are a limited number of cards available-first come; first serve. So don’t miss out!
Be sure to get your Unit Commitment Form completed and turned in. This is the first step in ensuring that your unit will receive camp cards.
Scouts are encouraged to sell Camp Cards MORE than one at a time. Ask the customer if they would like to buy one for a friend or relative.
The Card: In addition to the local business listed below, the card can be used all over the country by simply downloading the app on your smart phone. The App gives the customer access to 1,000’s of two for one deals and up to 50% offers in over 10,000 cities throughout North America on food, goods and travel.
Proposed local Vendors: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Chicken-N-Spice, Chuck E. Cheese, Denny’s, Hobby Lobby, Jiffy Lube, Papa John’s Pizza, Public Landing Restaurant, Tom Kelly’s Chophouse and Pub, White Castle
Key Dates for the Sale
- February 21st, 2020: Commitments/Order Forms due to Council
- March 1st, 2020: Cards will be available for pick up at the service Center.
- March 1st—August 1st, 2020: Camp Card Sale Period
- August 3rd: Money due to Service Center