Fun Fundraising Ideas for Cub Scouts

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Fun Fundraising Ideas for Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts troops may not be as far along in their scouting journey as the older kids, but Cub Scouts still have expenses, and therefore a need for fundraising.  One of the biggest issues with coming up with Fundraising Ideas for Cub Scouts is that for many troops, this will be the first time the kids have ever really dealt with fundraising, and they're not really old enough or experienced enough to do it on their own.  This means that your first task with fundraising ideas for Cub Scouts is to get the parents on your side, as a lot of the fundraising burden will be on them.

When you're trying to think of fun fundraising ideas for Cub Scouts, don't just limit yourself to ideas you think will appeal to the kids.  Remember your supporters and what they're likely to want.  It may sound silly to have a bunch of young children out there selling tea and coffee, but if you think most of your supporters are going to be the grandparents and older family members of the Scouts themselves, then tea and coffee can be a perfect choice.  This is why it's important to liaise with the parents beforehand, to find out what sorts of people they're going to want to market to.

Having a big meeting at the beginning to discuss fundraising ideas for Cub Scouts is a great idea.  It could be that the parents have a completely different idea than the things you were thinking of, and vice-versa.  You want everyone to be on the same page before you get started, to minimize the risk that people get frustrated or don't want to be cooperative.  Assign roles for the fundraiser if possible, and get into the spirit of delegation so that the entire burden doesn't fall on you.