Fundraising Ideas


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Commercial Sales Fundraisers

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Avon and Mark Products

Award Winning Windpoiny Native American Fundraising

Best Fundraiser Ever - Hybrid Solar Flashlights

Black Friday Coffee & Hot Chocolate

Breakfast Taco Sale

CAFECOSA Coffee Fundraisers

Candle Sale


Cinnamon rolls/carrot cakes

Commemorative Brick Pavers Memorial Garden Park

CT Scouts Earn 50% Profit With Shining Solutions CFL

Enjoy The City


Flower Bulb Sales

FoodieSTL FoodieKC FoodieIndy

Gizzi's Coffee Fundraiser

Goalbuster Fundraising Inc.

Hand Carved Name Keychains

Its Easy. Its Simple. Its Coffee

Little League Flagpole Memorial

MCM Fundraising Butter Braid Breads

Meat Stix

Mia Bella Candles

NeverFurl Non-Furling Flag Devices

Non Sugar/ Fat Fundraiser (educational too!)

Organo Gold - The Healthy Coffee

Otis Spunkmeyer Chippery Cookie Dough

Pancake Breakfast with a twist


QuickStove Fundraiser

Scentsy Wickless Fundraiser

Sell Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Selling Easter Candy


SNAP Emergency Starter Kit

Trash Bag fundraiser

Tupperware Fundraiser

Non-commercial Fundraisers

A Breakfast with Santa

A Kiss Goodbye

Adult Spelling Bee

All You Can Eat Pizza

Babysitting Evening

Ballroom Instruction/Lessons

Best Seat in the House

Bike Scavenger Hunt

Blind Auction


Bring your dog to work day

Caged Critters

Car Smash

Car Wash

Cardboard Boat Race

Cheater's Spelling Bee

Children's Cookbook

Chili Cook Off

Chinese auction

Christmas in [month]

Community Service

Crazy Hat Day

Crowdvance Fundraising Online

Cuffing Contest

Curb House Number Painting

Cutest Baby Contest

Dance Dance Marathon!!


Dinner Auction

Dodgeball Tournament

Dog Treats

Don't Come Event

Donation Can Cans

Doughnut Eating Contest

Duct Tape Trap

Eat for a Cause

Egg and Beg

Egg Cycle

Face Painting

Flag Service

Flag Subscription.

Flamingo Flocking

Food Fight

Frisbee Golf Tournament


Garbage Can Cleanout Service

Gift Wrapping

Goal Can

Goat Insurance

Guessing Jar

Head Shaving

Hearts Marathon

Hydro Joust

Indoor Mini Golf

Junk Car

Karaoke Night

Large Vehicle Show

Lawn Aerating

Lazy Boy Day

Lobster Racing


Magic Show

Make Believe Tea Party

Mall Coat Check


Mini Golf-a-thon

Mischief Insurance


Movie night

No Talent Show

Pajama Day

Pass The Can

Penny War

Pet Parade

Photo with Live Animals

Picture Voting

Pie Throwing

Pink Flamingo Insurance

Polar Bear Plunge

Potato Bar

Potty Protection Insurance

Prom Boutique

Pumpkin Launch

Pumpkin Painting Party

Read a Book

Redneck Games

Rent a Puppy

Rent a Youth

Report Card


Scout Cake Bake

Scouts Slam out Hunger

Scrabble Tournament

Silly String Shoot Out

Spaghetti Dinner

Spirit Chain

Sports Clinic

Student vs Faculty Basketball

Super Sundae

Swap Meet

Swim-a thon!!


Teacher Torture

Toilet Seat Horseshoes

Ugly Tie Contest


Volunteer Jobs

Vote for the Mayor!

Yard Sale

Fundraising projects are very important to a group's ability to raise funds for special activities, camping trips, equipment purchases, etc. A fund raiser can be very educational for youth as well, teaching them values of hard work, economics, financial management, and budgeting.Scout fundraisers must be approved before they are started. The following are general guidelines for fundraising projects:

  • Units cannot solicit direct monetary contributions.
  • Fund raisers cannot involve gambling (e.g. raffles) or conflict with local ordinances.
  • Avoid conflicts with goods and service provided by local businesses.
  • The service or product offered should be worth the amount paid.
  • Do not enter a fundraising contract that could bind the Chartered Organization, Council, or BSA.
  • Do not interfere with the territory of another unit.
  • Avoid holding fundraiser during times that conflict with community, council, or other fundraising drives.
  • See the second page of the BSA Unit Money Earning application for more specific guidelines to help you select a fundraiser.

Click here for the Official BSA Fundraising Form