Fundraising

There are many different activities in Scouting: summer camp, day camp, pinewood derby, jamborees and that is only the beginning!

To help pay for these activities, Scouts can raise money through a variety of different fundraisers.  Money earned from different fundraisers can also help pay for supplies they need, such as their Scout uniform.

Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council offers a few council-wide fundraisers – such as Scout-O-Rama and popcorn, but a local pack or troop can decide to participate in other fundraisers that will help raise money for things they want to do.

Your unit will need to fill out an application and submit it to the council office for approval on fundraisers

In addition to unit fundraisers, the council has an annual fundraiser, Friends of Scouting.  Every year, each pack, troop, and crew will receive a Friends of Scouting presentation at their unit meeting, asking for financial support.  Money raised from Friends of Scouting helps support council programs.

A proper fundraiser provides leaders the opportunity to show Scouts how they can earn money that will help operate their pack, troop, team or crew.  If your unit would like to have their own fundraiser, please give careful thought as you consider what and how your unit will generate the necessary funds to operate.