> Technically couldn't your son sell pretty much anything for a fundraiser? The popcorn
> is BSA branded but are there rules stopping him from getting popcorn or candy at
> Costco or something and selling that instead to earn money?
> If the intent (outside of the fundraising aspect) is to teach the kids some hustle
> skills, business sense, and money management , then almost anything else seems like
> it would be a better option than passing around a sign up sheet and just fulfilling
> Even straight up asking for donations is a better skill to learn for fundraising
> because outside of scouts, if your kids want to do non-profit work in the future
> that's what a lot of them have to do. (And then send thank you letters for even small
I couldn't agree with this more. I've spoken a bit on this matter, and sadly, I think most are just "go with the flow" type people and blindly follow the BSA rules --- aka, every organization/employee ever. I've never been good at keeping my mouth shut, and I really like some of your ideas here. Gonna push this if my kid stays in it by this time next year. For now, the boat has sailed, and we gotta get this done within the next month.
I just got done signing him up for multiple child labor shifts to hawk the crap at local events. None of this sits well with me.