Fundraising

From time to time the Scout Group runs a number of fundraising activities including Bunnings Sausage Sizzles, Recipe Books, Wine Drives and badge sales for Scouts in Action Month which is held annually.

Parents of the Gumdale Scout Group are expected to participate in these activities and can volunteer thier services when called upon by the Group Executive Committee.

Funds raised through these activities go towards the following:

  • Subsidising youth and leader fees for State, National and International Scouting events like Cuborees, Jamborees and Ventures both here in Australia and overseas. 

  • Purchasing new equipment 

  • Maintaining equipement 

  • Supporting financially disadvantaged members 

To be involved or if you have a fundrasing idea you can email the Gumdale Group Support Committee Chairman at gumdalescouts@gmail.com

Scouts in Action Month

Each Year an event called 'Scouts in Action Month' is held.  This event attracts between 15 to 20,000 Scouts from around Australia and overseas participating in a range of special programs written for them.  Scouts in Action Month is held in August each year and previous themes include, first aid, disability awareness, international Scouting, community awareness, anti-bullying, environment and in 2016 saw the 100 Years of Cub Scouts being celebrated.

Each year a badge is designed and sold to participating Groups.  This activity raises significant funds for Gumdale Scout Group and this allows the Group to make a contribution towards fees for Leaders and Youth Members attending State, National and International Scouting Events.

Look out for this event when the Group needs assistance with counting, packaging and despatching badges.  When you sell 15,000 to 20,000 badges each year that is a lot of mail and it take a fair effort to make it happen.

Each Year an event called 'Scouts in Action Month' is held.  This event attracts between 15 to 20,000 Scouts from around Australia and overseas participating in a range of special programs written for them.  Scouts in Action Month is held in August each year and previous themes include, first aid, disability awareness, international Scouting, community awareness, anti-bullying, environment and in 2016 saw the 100 Years of Cub Scouts being celebrated.

Each year a badge is designed and sold to participating Groups.  This activity raises significant funds for Gumdale Scout Group and this allows the Group to make a contribution towards fees for Leaders and Youth Members attending State, National and International Scouting Events.

Look out for this event when the Group needs assistance with counting, packaging and despatching badges.  When you sell 15,000 to 20,000 badges each year that is a lot of mail and it take a fair effort to make it happen.

Sponsorship

There are many ways to help support a local Scout Group and being a sponsor of Gumdale Scout Group is easy.  Just follow these steps and you can support one of the largest Groups in Queensland.

  1. Check the wish list below and pick an item that the Group needs 

  2. Contact the Gumdale Support Committee Chairman - gumdalegroupleader@gmail.com and provide the following details: 

    1. Business Name 

    2. Contact Name and Number 

    3. Wish list item you want to purchase for the Group 

  3. We will confirm the item and provide details of the supplier 

  4. You purhcase the item 

  5. You arrange with the Chairman a 'handover' date and time 

  6. You hand over the item at the agreed date and time 

  7. We will provide the following in return for your support: 

  • Letter thanking you for your donation of goods 

  • we will note the value so you can use this for taxation purposes 

  • We will include your business details on our website as one of our sponsors 

  • We will add your logo/business details (screen printed) onto the equipment 

  • We will add you logo/business details onto our regular newsletter