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How much could it cost anyway?

February 16th, 2008 at 01:19 am

In planning some summer cub activities I thought we could do a 'cub Olympics' to tie in with the 2008 Beijing summer Olympics.

While everyone is enthusiastic, one asked if I thought the pack could afford it...well, how much can it cost? We aren't doing much..just a few events that all only require space, adults helping, and boys willing. Those are all free.

We do want to do a picnic..but I don't want that to run much at all...if not pure potluck...I would like to have burgers or dogs and potluck sides, but if we can't we can't.

WE also would like to do shirts...but the pack will not pay for them (that isn't meanness, we have no money) would either be bought by parents or donated...hoping with iron on transfers we can have parents donate the shirts and a parent or two donate the iron ons (though I need to do more research on cost for that.)..then all we have to do is pass out the iron ons and let the parents fix em up...if not, no shirts, period.

So basically free...

Am I missing an expense somewhere?

4 Responses to “How much could it cost anyway?”

  1. mom-from-missouri Says:

    Did you know you can make the iron on's with your computer & printer and special ink/paper available at hobby stores?? We did that for girl scouts several years ago. We bought the shirts at Hobby lobby for $3 each, and I think the iron on's came to like $2 each. So for $5 each girl had a shirt.

  2. princessperky Says:

    cool, that should help bring the cost down...

  3. nanamom Says:

    Ask a local company to donate the shirts. The olympics sounds great! Should be basically free if you print certificates as prizes. Again you could ask the local companies to donate prizes if you wanted. Ribbons are cheap especially if you have a button maker. Maybe some of the parents would want to donate or grandparents. Not sure of scouts rules on fund raisers but raffles are cheap to do. Check with the local zoo, they might do a fun activity or even a sleepover for the scouts.

  4. princessperky Says:

    the 'local' zoo is about 2 hours away...and no gambling with scouts period, no fundraising on church grounds....passing the hat is acceptable though.

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