Choosing the Boy Scouts Fundraiser that Works Best For You

It may seem daunting, the idea that the Boy Scouts can’t just sell cookies like the Girl Scouts. This means you have to think of your own fundraiser. Fear not, though, because the good news is that there is a wealth of Boy Scouts fundraisers out there, and that means there’s bound to be one that will work well for you and your troop.

The size of your troop makes a big difference as to which the Boy Scouts fundraiser will work best for you. Small troops will do well with fundraisers that have low minimums and/or high profits (scratch cards are a good example); larger troops may do better with a set of products that have a higher minimum. Be sure to check with your fundraising consultant about all the requirements for each fundraiser you’re considering, as minimum orders and shipping charges can vary from fundraiser to fundraiser.

Choose something that works well for the people you’ll be selling to. It may sound fun to have a Boy Scouts fundraiser where the kids go out and sell candy, but if the people they’ll be selling to are mostly parents and grandparents, things may not turn out as well as you’d hoped. Things like tea and coffee work well for adults; save the candy for when you have a Boy Scouts fundraiser where the customers are likely to be in the younger generation.

Basically the main idea is to educate yourself about who your customers are and be realistic about what sort of Boy Scouts fundraiser would suit your troop. There is no one right answer – as long as you stay informed (ask your fundraising consultant if you have any questions) and take these basic things into consideration, you’ll have a Boy Scouts fundraiser that will actually make you excited about organizing the next one.

Pizza Card Fundraiser Image

Pizza fundraiser cards are our most popular fundraiser. You sell the Pizza Fundraising Cards for $10. The card entitles the holder to a free medium one-topping pizza when they purchase a large one topping. The cards are good at thousands of locations including specific participating Papa Johns, Pizza Huts and more.

What You Should Know

Pizza Cards Fundraising is one of the most profitable fundraising programs we offer. Your profit, though, is determined based on the number of cards you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to calculate your profit:

Profit and Cost

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# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit
75 min $3 0 $525
100 $3 20 $900
200 $3 50 $1,900
300 $3 75 $2,850
400 $3 100 $3,800
1000 $3 300 $10,000
Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

Our Journey of Faith candle fundraiser is perfect for a spiritual or faith-based group looking to raise money with a high-quality product. One of our most popular candle fundraisers, Journey of Faith, is easy to sell.  Plus, we offer a 50% profit and low minimums to get free shipping! You will receive free Journey of Faith candle fundraiser brochures for pre-selling, so there is no upfront payment required.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you a 50% profit on every candle you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for only $14 each.

  • No upfront cost
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Dance scratch card

Children get started in dance and gymnastic programs at younger ages than ever before. The fundraising scratch cards are a great gymnastics fundraising idea and perfect for dance groups too. Scratch card fundraisers work well for individuals as well as for larger groups.

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 hand out 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 show 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%
Volleyball scratch card

If you play volleyball, you will probably be involved with a volleyball tournament fundraiser. Tournaments are one of the largest expenses for volleyball teams. Scratch card fundraisers give each player the opportunity to raise $100 for the team by simply getting a single card filled in. Fundraising volleyball ideas do not get any easier than this.

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 hand out 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 show 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%
$10 Simple Snacks

Our new Simple Snacks Fundraiser offers 14 of today’s most popular snacks.  An amazing yet simple selection of premium quality snacks including nuts, trail mix, popcorn, gummy bears, and sour gummy worms.  We have combined the most popular and highest selling snack items to create a fundraiser that will help you reach your fundraising goals. Our Simple Snacks fundraiser has no upfront cost.  Let us know how many participants you have, and we’ll send 1 order-taker for each of them at no charge.

What You Should Know

Our Simple Snacks fundraiser offers 50% profit on every item. You sell each snack bag for $10 so that is $5 profit on every item! This is an easy fundraising idea for all types of groups. Whether you have 5 sellers or 500 we have helped thousands of groups meet their fundraising goals.

If you sell less than 150 bags of snacks, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more bags of snacks will qualify you for FREE shipping.

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Free Shipping Profit %
10 plus YES 50%
1 to 9 No 50%
Hockey scratch card

Parents tell us hockey is the most expensive sport for young children to participate in. The equipment costs alone can persuade parents to pursue different options. If you need hockey fundraising ideas or hockey team fundraisers, though, scratch off cards fundraisers are one of the highest, easily managed fundraisers available.

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 hand out 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 show 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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