The Troop Fundraising Chair, also called the “Popcorn Kernel” in some councils, is appointed by the committee chairman to supervise Fundraising and ensure that every youth member has the opportunity to participate in Popcorn sales or other council Fundraising events.
Is at least 21 years old, subscribes to the Declaration of Religious Principle, and agrees to abide by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Possesses the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth. Is appointed by the Committee Chairman to serve as its official Scouting representative and is registered as an adult leader of the BSA other than the Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster.
The Troop Fund Raising Chairman’s responsibilities are to:
- Be responsible for securing fundraising opportunities.
- Coordinate with the Troop Committee Chairman, Treasurer and Scoutmaster to get fundraising approved if it involves scout participation.
- Ensure Scout master secures parental permission for each fundraising event.
- Coordinate with Outings Chairman to file a tour permit for any travel that may be required.
- Be responsible for planning fundraising events (Enlisting the help of others)
- Responsible for popcorn sales; coordination, reporting, collecting, securing Show and Sell Sites
- Transfers all monies to treasurer in a timely manner with appropriate receipts
- Responsible to for all monetary collections at fund raisers
- Responsible to file Unit Money-Earning Application for all money making ventures except Popcorn sales.
- Maintain receipts for Treasurer for end of year auditing.
- Attend committee meetings regularly; Report to the Committee Chairman, as needed