Boy Scout Fundraising Ideas

Boy Scout fundraisers are not as common as those held by the Girl Scouts but more and more troops are looking for good Boy Scout fundraising ideas to help reduce out of pocket expenses for uniforms and activities. We offer the most extensive collection of proven Boy Scout fundraisers.

We help more groups throughout the United States with their fundraising needs. That gives us a great insight into which fundraisers are producing and which aren’t. With that information, we can give you suggestions on how you might raise money too.

On this page, we provide a starting point to locate the best Boy Scout fundraising idea for you. You will see some of the ideas that others have raised money with. If none of those appeals to you we invite you to browse through our website and check out all of our Boy Scout fundraising options.

We have attempted to include Boy Scout fundraising ideas that do not require any upfront money, others than offer extremely high profits and still others that have very low minimums.

If you don’t find the perfect Boy Scout fundraiser on this page then we invite you to continue to browse our website to look at other fundraising ideas or call one of our experienced sales specialists toll-free and they can offer some other great insights for you.

Trail Mix Show Profit

Trail Mix

Our Trail mix fundraiser mixes a great variety of healthy products that still fill that craving for something sweet or salty. Choose from the Natural Snacks to Roasted Cashews and Hokey Pokey. Everyone can find a snack they will enjoy munching on. We provide free brochures so this fundraiser is free to start. Guaranteed profit of 50%.

What You Should Know

Trail Mix Fundraisers are like fundraising flower bulbs. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling trail mix as larger groups. Each bag of trail mix sells for only $9. If you sell less than 150 bags of trail mix, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more trail mix orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Patriotic Scratch Cards

There are a lot of groups that need to raise money and want a creative fundraising idea. The problem for many is they want something different for their group. Scratch card fundraisers with our Patriotic card are perfect for scouts, veteran groups, or any other patriotic group looking for high profit, low-risk unique fundraising ideas.

What You Should Know

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card.

The profits and profit percentages show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Bag Garden Fundraiser

Our NEW Bag Garden Fundraiser is a terrific way to raise money AND do it in the most earth-friendly fashion possible. It’s a great selection of herbs, vegetables, and flowers to attract pollinating insects.  Available year-round we offer high-profit potential, free brochures, and order forms, and you can qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Our Bag Garden Fundraisers are like candle fundraisers. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling bag gardens as larger groups. If you sell less than 150 bag garden items, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more bag garden orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Flower Bulb Fundraising

We have Flower Bulb programs specifically for fall and another for spring so you can hold a flower fundraiser any time of year. Flower fundraisers are practical and ecologically sensitive. We offer a great selection of bulbs, a high-profit potential, free brochures and order forms and the ability to qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Fundraising Flower Bulbs are like candle fundraisers. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling flowers as larger groups.

If you sell less than 150 fundraising flower bulbs, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more flower bulb orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

Coffee and Tea Show Profit

coffee and tea

You might consider selling coffee and tea to raise money. Coffee has been very successful for many types of groups. Your group would sell 10 oz bags of freshly ground coffee for $10 each. There are seven great flavors along with a gift coffee tin. Coffee sales work best in the fall and winter.

What You Should Know

Tea and Coffee fundraisers are very similar to candle fundraisers. You will make a specific profit percentage on every item you sell. For tea and coffee fundraisers you make 40% profit on every item or $4 each.

If you sell less than 150 bags, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more bags of coffee or tea will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
candle fundraising

Earth fundraising candles are a great way to raise money with no upfront money. You offer a terrific selection of candles in all the most popular scents. You make 50% profit on every candle you sell. You can even qualify for free shipping. We provide free brochures for each member of your group and all the materials you need to hold your candle sale.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than some other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every candle you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for only $14 to $16 each.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Frozen Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Frozen cookie dough is one of the best selling fundraising products. Everyone loves freshly baked cookies. This is our best selling cookie dough program because of the retail selling price. You will sell 2 pounds tubs of dough for only $10 each. Shipping is free unless you are in an extremely remote area. And there’s no cost to get started.

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this cookie dough fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms and cash collection envelops. You will pay us after you sell your $10 tubs of Frozen Fundraising Cookie Dough and are placing your order. Then you can use the money you collected to pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping
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Tubs Bought Cost Per Tub Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $4.50 $10.00 $27,500 + 55%
1664 $5.00 $10.00 $8,320 + 50%
664 $5.50 $10.00 $2,988 + 45%
336 $6.00 $10.00 $1344 + 40%
200 $7.00 $10.00 $600 + 30%
120 min. $7.50 $10.00 $300 + 25%

Coffee Backpacks Show Profit

Coffee Backpacks

This is our newest coffee product. Instead of pre selling coffee, you order backpacks filled with 52 $1 packets of assorted flavored coffee. Sellers keep the backpacks as prizes. Each backpack comes with 52 packets of coffee. Each packet makes a full pot of coffee. You can purchase as little as one case of 9 backpacks.

What You Should Know

Coffee fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of coffee that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at the profit chart:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
10 or more 48% $245.00
5 – 9 41% $279.00
2 – 4 36% $300.00
1 31% $325.00
Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

Original One Dollar Bars are PEANUT FREE and the largest fundraiser candy bars. Besides being the largest candy bar the One Dollar Bars are only sold through fundraising and are not sold in discount retail stores or vending machines at discounted prices. With only a one case minimum, this chocolate fundraising product is perfect for small groups.

What You Should Know

Candy fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of candy that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at profit charts for each of the two available variety packs:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $119.00
25 -49 55% $132.00
10 – 24 53% $136.80
1 – 9 50% $144.00

Smencils Show Profit

Smencil School Fundraisers Image

Smencils scented pencils made from recycled newspapers are perfect for schools. Each scented pencil sells for $1 and is shipped in cases containing 10 buckets with 50 Smencils in each. Smencils are available in two varieties. Regular Black Lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all shipping is FREE!

What You Should Know

Profits on Smencils are extremely easy to calculate since you are buying them by the case. You will make a 40% profit on every sale which means you will make $200 profit for each case you sell. The retail price for Smencils is $1.00 so you make $0.40 profit on every Smencil sold.

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%

Unlike the Girl Scouts who all depend on cookie sales to raise money, Boy Scout fundraising options are chosen by each particular troop. Having that choice can be good or bad. Since there are lots of Cub Scout Fundraising ideas and Boy Scout fundraising ideas to choose from we have identified the best products we think will work well for scouting organizations on listed them on the right side of this page (bottom if you are viewing our mobile version).

As is always the case, a successful Boy Scout fundraising campaign begins with clearly verbalizing the purpose of the fundraiser. The kids will gladly work hard to pay for scout camp or equipment to help with merit badges. If you simply say we are holding a fundraiser to raise money to use for the troop the results might not be as high as you would like.

So What Are the Best Boy Scout Fundraisers?

Boy Scouts

Along the side of this page, we have identified 8 different products that you should definitely consider for your troop. As you can see all of them are relevant to the scouting world.

The main consideration for your group will be whether your troop or one of the parents has the money to purchase a product for your scouts to sell. If you can afford to purchase items like candy or lollipops you will find them easy to sell especially to scouts wearing their uniforms.

You might get hold of your local Wal Mart or any other busy retailer in your town and ask if they would allow you to set up tables near their entryway.

No Upfront Cost Scout Fundraisers

No Upfront Cost Boy Scout Fundraisers

If you don’t have the money to purchase products that you can have on hand to sell your troop can try one of the many different brochure fundraisers we offer. They are great for groups that don’t have money to start a fundraiser. One of the other benefits of a brochure sale is that you’ll only order the products your troop has pre-sold so there’s no excess inventory at the end of your sale.

There are lots of choices that make a ton of sense for scouts such as flower bulbs or recyclable bags. If you want to browse all of our no upfront cost fundraisers click here.

Top 3 Boy Scout Fundraising Ideas

Each BSA unit makes its own fundraising decisions. Many participate in popcorn sales, but most troops choose their own fundraiser. We’ve seen lots of different ideas like poinsettias, carwashes, flags, and even mulch.

But we believe you will find the following 3 ideas perfect for your troop.

Top 3 Scout Fundraisers

1. Cookie Dough Fundraiser: Cookie dough became a great Boy Scout fundraiser when minimums were reduced making it possible for troops to use this program. Cookie dough is such a natural fundraising product so we suggest you consider any of the four no-cost options in our cookie dough section.

2. Snackin in the USA: This program works well for any group. In fact more and more scouting groups are choosing it. Your scouts will sell 24 extremely popular bags of snack foods for $7. You’ll make a 50% profit and since there are no minimum smaller groups can use this option.

3. Magic Melts Fundraiser: Magic Melts have become one of our top fundraisers overall so we want to make sure all scout groups consider it. The melts are highly scented fragrance bars that you use in candle warmers instead of burning candles. There are a few national brands that are extremely popular. We feel like our Magic Melts are better than those products as far as quality is concerned but our price is wonderful. You’ll sell a package of melts for $4 and still make a 50% profit. There’s no minimum and you can qualify for free shipping if you sell 150 or more packages.

What Our Customers Say:

Earth Candle Fundraiser

You guys must be naturally kind. I enjoyed working with you and look forward to many other fundraisers with your organization. Frigga M. Simmons, Director of Development

Author: Bermuda Institute

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

I wanted to thank you for all your help with the fundraiser. I was very pleased with this fundraiser from start to finish. We paid on Thursday and the candles were here on Friday. Talk about prompt delivery... we will definitely be using your company again. Once again thank you for everything. Jerriann Wortham

Author: Overflow Student Ministry

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

Just wanted to say thank you again for going above and beyond to make sure I had my order in time. I really appreciate it and I look forward to doing business with you again next year. Keris

Author: Montrose Little League

Snackin’ in the USA

I just wanted to say thanks for getting the items shipped out so quickly. The kids enjoyed this fundraiser. Everything was easy and I especially liked how quick you were to respond when there was a question. I look forward to booking another fundraiser with you next year! Thanks again, Ashleigh Berggren Special Education Teacher

Author: Ashleigh Berggren

Flower Bulb Fundraising

I look forward to doing this fundraiser again next year. It was a big hit and it has been great working wit you. I won't be looking for anything different. Ashley

Author: SFHS Girls Soccer Team

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

Everything arrived a-ok. Many thanks for another great fundraiser. We will do this again in the Spring. Angela

Author: Dora High School

Coffee and Tea

The sale went over with a bang and people are asking for more. Thank you, Evelyn Mealy

Author: Port Allegany Music Boosters

Earth Candle Fundraiser

We LOVE the candles!! And I think last year they were here like 2 days after we submitted the order. Crazy fast!

Author: Meadowview Elementary

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

There were different fundraisers but the Cookie Dough Fundraiser looked really easy! It’s $10 for a tub. It’s been really nice that it’s easy for the kids to sell and make. We’re doing this again!

Author: Kelly Sipes

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

I just wanted to report that the cookie dough fundraiser has been a HUGE success! Everything was perfect and I am so pleased! Your company has impressed me. We may want to do this again late fall. People are already talking about “next time.” 😊 Thank you very much! Kelly Sipes Class of 2020 Hickman, KY

Author: Class of 2020

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Good Gosh!!! This was the easiest fundraiser EVER!!! Thank you so much! Saved to Serve, Amy

Author: Cornerstone Baptist Church

Heritage Fundraising Candles

I would like to thank you for answering all my questions. We love the candles, and I will be doing more fundraising through this company in the Spring. Thank you again, Mrs. Joan Stanolis

Author: Jones NHS

Earth Candle Fundraiser

I appreciate all of your assistance, as this was the first fundraiser I was in charge of, you really helped make the experience smooth and I look forward to continuing business with you all! Thanks, Cheniqua Glass

Author: Brooke Bailey Dance Academy

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

I loved this fundraiser. It was easy and convenient. They gave me no problems when I needed to change the end date of my fundraiser. The melts smell great. They send you order forms and money collect envelopes. I placed the order on Tuesday and received it on a Friday. I highly recommend this company.

Author: SHOC Club

Flower Bulb Fundraising

We received everything as promised! Thank you so much for your excellent customer service!

Author: Troop 6619 BSA

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

I wanted to say how easy and efficient this fundraiser was. We definitely will be using you in the future. Thank you for everything especially in this difficult time, with the Covid -19 and you never missed a beat. Stay safe, Roni

Author: Carolina Crusaders