Scouting and Guiding groups are all run by volunteers with limited funds and when it comes to big activities, trips away etc, and it’s often up to the individual groups to fundraise.
There’s a number of different options when it comes to fundraising (there is a lot of blog posts on fundraising if you use the category menu you’ll find LOADS). But when they called in yesterday I went over the one we regularly suggest to scouting groups – which is our Skit and Clue based scripts.
These can be acted by the older Scouts and Guides (or Explorers or Rangers) or by the leaders themselves. The scripts are really easy to learn, or can be acted script in hand. They need minimal props. The guests can be parents with their children and the focus of the mystery plot is on exchanging clues to work out whodunit, so there’s no cross examination of the cast, which is what makes them so easy to perform.
The food can be pot-luck suppers, where guests bring something to share, or be catered very easily within the halls they regularly use, using pre-prepared meals from supermarkets. E.g. Garlic Bread, Ready made Lasagne and Salad, Vienetta (that’s posh ice-cream for those outside the UK who’ve not heard of it).
Various Scouting groups have raised money for trips, charities and other projects with these kits.
There are other formats of scripts available, like the Dinner party style games, all of which have been used to good effect with fundraisers, but for ease and simplicity, it’s the skit and clue script games that we suggest.
These cost £49.99 to download, or a printed set for £69.99 when you approach us for a fundraising discount.
Fete Accompli is also available to registered charity organisations free of charge – just contact us for details and access to that version.