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How to get girls involved in fundraising

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This Christmas we had our annual fundraiser and only 3 girls out of our 20 girl troop participated.How do you get the girls more involved in their troop's fundraiser?

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One idea is that the girls get a percent of the earning as more incentive. Maybe advertise it as a fundraiser and a way to get the servant's hearts and badges like the Volunteer and Charity badges.

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You may not receive Servant's Heart hours for volunteering at your own fundraiser, but you may use them to help earn the fundraising badge and to complete certain requirements in a variety of badges such as various character badges, Entrepreneur, Budgeting, etc.

The easiest way to get them to participate is to make a percentage of the fundraiser go toward specific girl expenses such as their dues, camping fees, cost of personal awards and badges, etc.  This way a portion of the funds goes toward general troop expenses, but a portion also goes towards the girl's expenses which gives them an incentive to participate.  I also tell parents that the more girls that participate, the more money is earned which means less expense for everyone.  If no one participates, then parents will have to come up with the money needed to run the troop through increased dues and fees.

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Are you allowed to take the girls that helped to a special event with a percentage of the money as a reward. Like a pizza parlor or a roller skating rink.

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I wouldn't see why not? They are the ones  that earned the money and it might be more incentive.

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Troops/Clubs may use their money in any way they wish (as long as their charter organization agrees if they have one.)  Frontier Girls LLC stays out of troop/club fundraising.  Personally I prefer keeping books regarding who helped (and to what extent) at each fundraiser and allocating a percentage of funds to those kids which can then be used for events, extra badges or awards, their registration, uniform, etc.  If a parent won't let their child participate in fundraising it just means they will need to pay more out of pocket.   If they can't participate due to schedule conflicts, etc. the parent is welcome to work with the leader to coordinate another fundraiser that their child can attend to earn more funds, but the parent would need to organize and coordinate it.  Leaders cannot be expected to cater to every child's schedule, especially when you have a troop that is 20-50 strong.

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