Why do we fundraise?
A large amount of the funding that is required to operate our group is raised through fundraising. Our major fundraisers for the 264th Group are Scout Popcorn and Bottle Drives while other Scouts Canada-wide fundraisers are Scout Coffee and Scout Seeds. There may be section-specific fundraisers from time to time to help with the costs of sending youth to larger events such as Jamborees. Fundraisers allow us to purchase the gear we need for our program and reduce the costs of camps, sleepovers and outings. Typically, the amounts collected per youth as fees for these events are less than 50% of the actual cost. Your participation in our fundraisers helps to raise as much as possible to continue running our programs.
For details on our current fundraisers, please refer to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/264scouts
For any fundraising related questions, please send us an email: email@example.com
National Scouts Canada Fundraisers
This is our biggest fundraiser and is from a new Canadian supplier in 2021. There are 3 ways to order through us:
Online orders – Between October 1 and November 30, 2021, you can order from www.scoutpopcorn.ca. When checking out, please don't forget to select “264th Somerset-Bridlewood Scout Group” to support our group.
Order direct from our group – Ordering direct from us allows you to save the shipping cost. Orders are due by November 4, 2021, to ensure we get our bulk order and have time to distribute it before mid-December. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a product list, or to order.
Starting October 15, 2021, you will be able to order coffee year-round and help support our group at scoutcoffee.ca. When checking out, please don't forget to select “264th Somerset-Bridlewood Scout Group” to support our group.
Each year in February and March you can order seeds through scoutseeds.ca. When checking out, please don't forget to select “264th Somerset-Bridlewood Scout Group” to support our group.
Event Specific Fundraisers
Bigger events like Jamborees (camps that are usually a week or more long and often in other provinces or countries) have a bigger cost associated with them, so youth do additional fundraising to help offset the cost.
Currently, our group is planning a trip to a Jamboree in Denmark in 2022. We are doing lots of fundraising to help pay for this trip, such as:
Canada Safety Supplies
Rebel Bean Coffee
Simple Simon Pies
Coco Brooks Pizza/Cookie Dough
Check out this Facebook post on our latest event in support of the trip to Denmark: