Discounts and Donations
Posted On: 2009-01-02
There are many stores in the Valley that give Scouters a 10-15% discount. They don't advertise the fact; so you have to ask them. Next time you shop for your den or pack, ask if the particular store gives any discount. Don't forget the copy shops. You may be asked to show your registration card. Always carry your's with you. Many supermarkets, discount shops and restaurants make generous donations to packs and troops. Again, ask. For most donations, you will need to make a written request, preferably on letterhead of your pack, at least 2 weeks in advance. Common maximum donation amount is $25. worth of goods.
Many businesses give a cash contribution to your local council. So approach businesses asking for a discount or a donation of their product instead of cash.