World Scout Jamboree 2015 – Japan – begging content.
So my girl has been selected to represent West Yorkshire at the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan and she needs to raise a fair bit of cash to be able to go.
I’m really looking for advice on fund raising; has anyone done something similar and has any good ideas?
Alternatively if there are any rich benefactors reading this…..
Any help gratefully accepted.
ChrisPosted 4 years agoadjustablewenchMember
My friends daughter went to the one in Sweden a couple of years ago – and still raves about how brilliant it was. Hope yours raises the funds – what a great opportunity.
The group who were raising cash did a few events – one being a burns night supper, which was brilliant but maybe a bit late to sort now.
Maybe get a few of them bike washing at a trail centre – must be worth a couple of pounds a wash, just need ti find a busy place on a muddy day.
I think more people were happy to donate as they took time to explain that not only did it fund their trip vut also supported those of scouts from poor countriesPosted 4 years ago
My son is going on the Avon selection day on Sunday, 5 places up for grabs and 100 kids applying!
if he gets through there will be another one day selection followed by a whole weekend selection event.
Great opportunity for any kid but like you say, it costs a packet.
May have to go cap in hand to the grand parents if he gets selected!Posted 4 years agoorangeboyMember
I went to the holland event some years ago was ace.
I found that there was a local fund for youth devlopment that I was able to apply to for funding
It was something my year head put me in touch with
Its always worth asking / mentioning to every one and anyone what your doing as you never know what’s out there
Apart from that we did car wash at local super market
Went on a mission with the local press to get ourselves noticed
But I’m guessing for japan the amount needed is a good bit higherPosted 4 years ago
Just wanted to say congratulations, nothing useful to add to above. Sadly all my funds for 2015 will be spent paying for my wife, son and daughter to go to Peak 2015 at Chatsworth with their (seperate) units. If there isn’t enough left over for me to get away that week, my end up volunteering and go with them!Posted 4 years agoasherhMember
I went on the 2007 one! (in Essex 🙁 )
Some ideas we tried:
*Bag packing (several times – at M&S/Waitrose near Christmas is the best bet. Sainsbury’s were always happy to accommodate locally too. We often topped £500 over a 6 hour stint, you just need willing volunteers)
*car washing at the local rugby club
*cake sales and coffee mornings at town centre churches (people you know are always happy to donate books/make cakes etc)
*writing to local businesses
*A couple of summer garden parties (more cake, cream tea…)
*I made probably getting on for 70 bird boxes and sold them at £7.50 a pop
We were lucky in that as it was the centenary year there where 10 of us from our area all in the same boat raising around £1k each (most likely to subsidise other country’s less fortunate scouts than to pay our 2 week camping fees…) which made finding help relatively easy. If she’s on her own it might be worth contacting other districts to assist/benefit from their youth’s Jambo fundraising?
Sorry if any of that is a repeat, haven’t read the above closely yet.Posted 4 years agoscuttlerMember
R kid went to Australia in 1988 (from W Yorkshire). As a troop we did the West Yorkshire cycle route over three days dossing in other scout huts along the way. Possibly not the most efficient way of raising money but far more memorable than not putting tins in a bag on top of eggs and worthy of scouting endeavours (but pre risk-assessment).Posted 4 years agosomoukSubscriber
Thats a lot of cash to find. Certainly talk to the local group and district as they normally part fund.
If not then bag packing is a huge fundraiser for not much effort. Unfortunately almost everyone does some form of run/bike for charity these days so people willing to give to someone for this type of event are few and far between.Posted 4 years agolukeMember
I’m still bitter about not getting selected for the 1995 one.
Two days of selection all based on points me and my mate were near the top until lunch on the second day and then ended up outside of the number needed to be selected, all those were selected from just 2 out of the 7 districts in the county, all those selected were also known before hand by the selection team.
It will be a great experience, it may be worth looking for local grants and trusts, the lions, rotary, and round table to see if they can offer assistance.
As for the cost most of it is down to the cost of flights iirc something like £1400 for the flights.Posted 4 years ago
The cost is worked out so that richer countries subsidize poorer one’s, in the UK we are in the top bracket.ir_banditoSubscriber
My older brother represented West Yorkshire in ’91 in South Korea.
Seem to remember we spent the summer washing car windscreens at Wooley Edge Services on the M1 and raised loads.
We did a sponsored bike ride too, going to all the corners of the OS map, was quite a distance for me back then.Posted 4 years ago
Just had a call from the district commisioner to say my eldest is going. I am really pleased for him. I wish I had the opportunity to do something like that when I was his age.
I am in the same boat as you now with regards to fundraising.
My lad has suggested a sponsored ride following one of the tour stages when it is in England!Posted 4 years ago
Its a colossal amount to raise – our group/district are planning on fundraising for one of ours if he is selected.
Something at a motorway services might be a goer – cleaning windscreens, sponsored exercise bike ride etc. Get a stall at school/summer/Christmas fairs – one of my wife’s Guides was painting kids’ nails at the primary school Christmas fair to pay for a trip to Kenya.
Local supermarkets should be keen to help if they get publicity, maybe do an event at school (even just a non-uniform day?). See if there are any local charities that support young people – we have one on the village that offers bursaries for uni students and apprentices, might fall under that banner?Posted 4 years ago
Actually, to put my point differently. The beavers/cub/scout movement promotes equality, respect and manners. It certainly isn’t a middle class wannabe aspirational society.
Maybe you should have tried it….
As said in previous posts, some of the money goes towards sending the child and the leftover goes to subsidising a child from a poorer country. Hardly someone coming from the Tarquinetta and Camilla jet set eh?
If you don’t like, don’t pay. Choose to donate something to a cause closer to your heart.Posted 4 years ago
No chance of mine getting picked for something like that. They’re not well behaved enough.
Besides, we’re upper class wannabes so would probably just send the domestic staff out to do the begging for them. ..Or just sell one of our workers houses from under ’em and kick them out in the snow….
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