Fundraising efforts are an essential aspect of Troop 158’s operations. Beyond dues, the Troop needs additional funds for a host of necessities—everything from camping gear to repairs on the troop trailer.
Trails End Popcorn This is the most well-known fundraiser for Scouting. Scouts may sale to friends and family, go door-to-door, and/or sell online to generate funds. Scouts typically make a 30% – 40% commission on all sales. This fundraiser takes place during the fall, however online sales maybe conducted year-round. This fundraisers are coordinated by our Council and performed by the individual scouts.
Mulch Sales This is a very popular fundraiser for our troop but needs the help of scouts and their families. Scouts go door to door or to business and sell mulch for a low mark up cost. They determine the number of needed bags, date of delivery and whether or not the scouts spread the mulch for an additional fee. On delivery days all scouts and their families are asked to come help with the delivery and spreading.
Each year we discuss fundraising options and we may decide to try something new.