7th Juan de Fuca Scouting is a “parent-sponsored” Scout Group, meaning that we receive no funding or other assistance from any outside agency or organization. The membership registration fee that is paid for each youth is paid to Scouts Canada in it’s entirety, to pay for insurance costs, national service support, staff and nationally-focused programs that we utilize.
Our Group is responsible to pay for our local operations, including the facility rental fee for our meeting place, leadership and specialized training for our volunteers and youth, equipment and storage, program supplies, program subsidies, and special activities. We do this through a number of fundraising activities.
- Bottle Drives are scheduled approximately every 2nd month. Meet at the Belmont Park Fire Hall and routes will be assigned. We start at 9:30am and are usually mostly completed by 11:30am, with some sorting and counting still to be done. The Bottle Depot truck is usually scheduled to pick up our proceeds around 1:00pm, and a few people are needed to stay and help load the truck. Parent drives, sorters, and on-street supervisors are always needed. Watch your Section notices, calendar and our Facebook pages for the dates!
- Popcorn Sale is a Scouts Canada fundraiser that contributes not only to our National movement, but also locally to 7th Juan de Fuca. Since 1989, Canadian Scouts from all across the country have sold over $100 million of Scout Popcorn, with 60% of funds raised have gone directly back to local Scouting activities such as: summer camps, Jamborees, canoe trips, group excursions, and to help subsidize registration fees. Since the inception of the program, local Scouts have raised nearly $60 million dollars in support of their local activities making the Scouts Popcorn program one of the top fundraisers in Canada. Check out the details of our Group’s Popcorn Sale!
- Apple Day is a Scouts Canada sanctioned program event that allows us to get out and thank our local community for the ongoing support by giving away apples. in early October, we ask permission from local businesses to have our youth members (and their parents and Scouters) give away apples to any passersby. Of course, we’ll happily accept any donations that are kindly offered to help continue our programs! Watch your Section newsletters and calendars for details
- Weekly Dues mainly help with the cost of badges, which is substantial in Scouting, and disposable craft and program supplies.