Alternative Fundraising Ideas for Girl Scouts

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Alternative Fundraising Ideas for Girl Scouts

Everyone knows that the Girl Scouts have a built-in yearly fundraiser.  Girl Scout Cookies are known nation-wide and get a lot of exposure because it's one of the most popular fundraisers out there.  So what do you do if you've got a troop that needs some Fundraising Ideas for Girl Scouts at other times of the year, perhaps to buy some new supplies or to fund a field trip somewhere?  Cookies are a great fundraiser, but sometimes other fundraisers are needed, as well.  You can have a lot of fun coming up with fundraising ideas for Girl Scouts that really work well for your troop.

It might be a good idea to choose fundraising ideas for Girl Scouts that don't resemble the Cookie Fundraiser in any way.  This way you can get some variety into your fundraising and you run less risk of comparison.  Something like retail discount cards can work really well for the girls if they're planning on fundraising with friends, family, or people in their neighborhood.  discount cards give their supporters amazing deals at major stores they shop at anyway, and can easily be turned into a strong yearly fundraiser that will build loyalty and anticipation in coming years.

Candles can also work really well if you have a larger troop with more selling power.  Candles are a pre sale fundraiser, so there's no money to put down upfront, which means as soon as you get your free order forms and brochures in the mail, your team can get started right away.  Candles are great fundraising ideas for Girl Scouts - with a wide range of fragrant, long-burning candles and eco-friendly materials, this fundraiser is a fantastic way to help your supporters make their homes more beautiful while taking care of the environment and showing a commitment to the planet.