Raise Right Gift Card Fundraising: Use the enrollment code provided to sign up. All rebates are allocated to individual Scout Accounts or can be designated to the Troop.
Your current Scout Account Balance is on Scoutbook. Log in and check your balance and recent transactions. If you have a question about your Scout Account, please contact Jennifer McCarthy email@example.com
Send Reimbursements Forms, Scout Account Deposits, and direct questions to Troop Treasurer - Jen McCarthy 633 Progress Dr, Unit B Hartland, WI 53029 firstname.lastname@example.org
Funds that go into the Troop General Fund over the course of the year are tagged to the individual scout to track each scout's $175 Yearly Contribution Goal. Thank you to the scouts who exceed that goal, this is how we fund the Troop. Scouts who do not meet the Yearly Contribution Goal will be sent notice and will be expected to pay the difference to the Troop Treasurer by December 5th.
For all Sales, the funds earned will be split evenly between the Individual Scout Account and the Troop General Fund.
For the FALL SALE, there is a Gift Card Bonus Program in place for sales over $800.
Fundraising Sales Policy-
This Policy was updated February 2023 and the new required contribution via Fundraising is $175 per scout. The Policy was first initiated January 2014.
1. A scout must sell enough products to equal $175 profit to the troop. If the scout does not meet this goal by December 1st, the scout will be billed for the remainder which may be paid via the Individual Scout Account. 2. If a scout chooses not to participate in any product sales the scout can donate $175 to the troop in lieu of selling.
Reasons a scout should participate in product sale fundraising: a. A scout learns about salesmanship, developing communication skills, and confidence b. The scout takes ownership in his troop. c. The scout learns about paying their own way, and reduces the financial burden on the scout's family when wanting to go on a campout. d. A scout actively supports the troop, the scout is giving back. This is the scouting way.
Expenses that are covered by fundraising: a. Insurance for the trailer b. Repairs and signage for the trailer c. All camping supplies- which includes tents, cookware, stoves, Dutch ovens, water containers, tables, high adventure gear, canoes, paper products, charcoal, etc. d. Troop events such as Courts of Honor, celebrations, Webelos and Cub scout outings e. All campouts and outdoor activities require at least 2 adult leader to be present. The troop pays for Necessary Adult registration costs. Fundraising helps cover this expense. f. Annual re-charter cost, Scout Life subscriptions, merit badges, rank patches, position patches.
*****Historically, Troop 49 has never asked a scout or family to pay a "joining" cost. Many other troops do this to help cover registration fees and the scouts' part of troop expenses. The burden of covering set expenses in our troop has always been covered by scouts participating in fundraising events. It is critical that scouts not only sell but sell enough to cover their costs within the troop. When the scouts sell they are reinforcing the scout spirit of teamwork, family, and helping other people at all times.