The fee for KISC100 has been approved at $4,990, the fee schedule can be found in the contingent info PDF!
Travelling overseas is an expensive adventure, so you need to start your fundraising early. Chances are you’ll find it heaps easier to join forces with your Scout mates headed for KISC100 – it’s a lot easier to fundraise if you are supporting each other, swapping ideas and keeping each other on track.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Bunnings BBQs
- Phone book deliveries
- Flyer deliveries for local businesses
- Chocolate sales
- Sell Christmas trees
- Raffle a trailer of firewood
- Car wash
- Garage/Car boot sale
- Trivia night
Every Scout Group will tackle fundraising differently according to their local circumstances. Below are some general suggestions that will apply to most situations:
- Adult Leaders should not be expected to lead fundraising efforts whilst delivering the program. Aim to have a parent or other adult supporter take the lead.
- Procedures and rules for fundraising should be written down, approved by the Group Support Committee and made available from the start.
- Good communication is a must, and requires a combination of face-to-face meetings, emails and other forums like Facebook.
- Keep the system simple – it’s better to spend time fundraising rather than working on the spreadsheet!
- The key aspect is that the process and record keeping are seen as fair and transparent.
Kickstart your KISC100 fundraising
Here’s is a simple process you could follow to kickstart your KISC100 fundraising efforts:
- Find a parent/guardian who is willing to take on the role of Lead Fundraiser.
- Host a presentation at your Scout Hall. Invite all potential participants (don’t forget Cub Scouts) plus their parents/guardians. At the presentation tell parents/guardians all about the benefits of international travel with Scouts.
- During the presentation, have the Lead Fundraiser talk about fundraising. Have the parents/guardians set a date for a dedicated fundraising meeting.
- Before the fundraising meeting, make sure the Group Support Committee has provided the Lead Fundraiser with some guidelines about how fundraising will operate.
- Set up a logbook so that individual families can see how much they have earned from fundraising. This could be a sharable spreadsheet in Google Drive or Dropbox that families can view but cannot edit. The Lead Fundraiser or their delegate should be responsible for updating the logbook after each fundraising activity.
- At the fundraising meeting, discuss fundraising ideas and allocate tasks. Start with an easy fundraiser, such as a Bunnings BBQ, and work up to larger events such as trivia nights. Outline your agreed fundraising rules and explain how the logbook will work.
- Once you’ve concluded your fundraising efforts, distribute the funds amongst the event participants as agreed so the funds can be paid.