Money-Earning Project Ideas

  • Calendar sale
  • Garage sale
  • Childcare at special events (with an adult who is First Aid and CPR certified)
  • Recyclable drive (i.e., cans, paper or ink cartridges)
  • Themed car wash
  • Talent show
  • Troop cookbook
  • Craft sale (jewelry, art work, scarves, cards, bookmarks, candles or other homemade goods)
  • Sell handmade bird feeder or bird house
  • Wreath, flower, plant or tree sale (items must be wholesale/non-branded)
  • Sock hop or dance in the community (i.e., for the general public)
  • Raking lawns/shoveling sidewalks
  • Dog walking service
  • Holiday photos
  • Haunted house
  • Bagging groceries or gift wrapping for donations (cannot replace a paid employee’s regular position)
  • Tutoring
  • Refereeing sporting events
  • Offer clown activities or face painting at community or school events
  • Organize a fall or international festival (accept donations or charge a small fee)
  • Community dinner or breakfast (must have appropriate food license and follow promotion guidelines)
  • Concession stand (must have appropriate food license and receive 100 percent of the profits)
  • Facilitate badge/patch workshops for younger troops
  • Cookie or cocoa mix in a jar (must have appropriate food license, if applicable)