Paying your own way is a fundamental principle of the Boy Scouts of America. Young people in Scouting are taught early on that if they want something in life, they need to earn it.
Cub Scouts Earning
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 help pay for supplies they need, such as their Scout uniform.
Greater Los Angeles Area 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.
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.
Pack 490 holds one major fundraiser per year
Dens also participate in various small fundraisers at den outings throughout the year including
Movies in the Park Nights