Making the Most of Cub Scouts Fundraising

Organizing young boys is a challenge at the best of times, and when you’re trying to get Cub Scouts focused on a goal that involves raising money, they may not completely understand what is going on, and that can make your job even harder. So if you can find a way to get the Cub Scouts Fundraising message across to your troop, it can make a world of difference with how things go.

Obviously, when you’re organizing your Cub Scouts fundraising effort, you want to get the boys involved as much as possible. However, kids of a very young age probably won’t really know what you’re talking about when you try to explain the monetary aspects of Cub Scouts fundraising, and in addition, talking about money will bore them to tears. You can lighten things up a lot by simply explaining to them that Cub Scouts fundraising is there to help them do all the fun and exciting things they enjoy doing because those things cost money. Mention specific activities that they love, and let them know that their fundraiser is going to be a direct help in them continuing to do those things.

When you choose a Cub Scouts fundraising idea, it will definitely be helpful to make sure that the boys understand what the product entails and why it’s a good idea. This will be easier with some products than with others – cookie dough or chocolate probably won’t take much explaining, as you might imagine. But if you have chosen a Cub Scouts fundraising idea that’s more geared toward an adult market, like coffee or green products, you’ll want to make sure that the kids understand that it’s important to have a product that grown-up will be interested in buying.

Keeping the fun in your Cub Scouts fundraising effort is the most important part. Kids have highly contagious energy, so if you can get them excited about their fundraiser, great success is sure to follow.

Smencil School Fundraisers Image

“What’s a Smencil School Fundraiser?” It’s a cute name and a great school fundraising product. Smencils are scented pencils made from recycled newspapers. They are the perfect fundraising product for schools. Shipped in cases containing 10 buckets, each bucket contains 50 Smencils. Each scented pencil sells for $1. Kids love them making Smecils easy to sell.  Smencil school fundraiser pencils come in two varieties. Regular black lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all, shipping is free!

What You Should Know

Profits on Smencil school fundraiser pencils are extremely easy to calculate since you are buying them by the case. Smencils have a 40% profit margin. The retail price is $1 per Smencil. You will make a $200 profit for each case you sell.

 

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
Cookie Dough Mix Fundraiser

How many cookie dough fundraisers have no minimums, 50% profit, and are free to start? That’s why our Delisheries Cookie Mix fundraiser is skyrocketing in popularity. You can even qualify for FREE shipping. Now we’ve added Brownies, Pretzels, and Cinnamon Rolls to this delicious mix.

What You Should Know

Delisheries Cookie Mix is the only cookie dough fundraiser that offers a 50% profit no matter how many units you sell. Shipping is FREE on orders of 150 items or more. We charge a fee of $65 for all orders less than 150 items.

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Fraternity and sorority scratch card

If you are searching for simple fraternity or sorority fundraising ideas, scratch card fundraisers are it! They are a great way to raise a lot of money very quickly. We can even work with your group to design a custom coupon sheet with merchants surrounding your school to make the program directly targeted to your supporters.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.
As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

 

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Patriotic scratch card

Patriotic Scratch Card fundraisers are perfect for scouts, veterans, or any other group with the USA as a focused theme. Scratch card fundraisers are high profit and low risk. It’s an easy and fast way to raise money while promoting American pride.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

 

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
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