I like Scouting. Really. It provides my sons with terrific experiences and learning opportunities they wouldn't otherwise have. That's why I volunteer my time with our local pack. That's also why I pay dues. And it's why we pay for summer camp and any other field trips. I even like the mom who volunteers her time to coordinate fundraising for our pack. BUT I HATE SELLING POPCORN!!!!
Go on now. Tell me all about how much of the popcorn sales come back to the local level. Tell my boys what marvelous prizes they can win if they sell but $600 or $1100 or $12,000,000 worth of the stuff. Tell me how it's my duty as a leader and parent to support our programs. I get it all, but that doesn't change the way I feel about fundraising.
So why am I happy??
Unbalanced bottom line or not, this fundraising popcorn is leaving my house tonight.
Wouldn't that make anyone smile?
What is it that's making you smile?