BLOGMAS (day 22)

This weekend, I was bag packing in Waitrose in my county and I am going to share a few stories people told me throughout my bag packing sessions. I was bag packing to raise funds to go on the European Jamboree this summer.

My first story is this gentleman told me about his great grandfather who used to own Brownsea Island. He explained that Robert Baden Powell asked if he was able to host what today is know as the first Scout camp ever. The great grandfather said of course however as long as his grandchildren (who were girls) were allowed to attend. So, he now likes to be known that these girls were some of the first unofficial boy Scouts.

Another story is another gentleman’s son is friends with Bear Grylls’s son. So one Christmas, he got a Christmas card from Bear Grylls himself.

Money, Money, Money!

I’m in the middle of my mock GCSEs so have been a little bit preoccupied, sorry it’s late again but here is this week’s instalment.

A round up of my fundraising ideas so far:

So as well as having bag packed (lots and lots and lots)

I’ve held a film night,

Had a tombola at a Christmas Fayre

Done a door to door collection with the local Round Table (raising funds for another local charity as well)

Easter egg Raffle with my Scout Group, at my school and parents’ work.

Encouraged people to take part in the 50/50 draw

Sold raffle tickets for the unit raffle

Set up a BT mydonate account

Made heaps of paracord items, hair bobbles and scrunchies

Made a range of sea glass pictures to sell at summer fayres

More bag packing

Sold my unit badges

Collected at a carnival also raising funds for local charities

Did a street collection in a local town.

Sold my soul (only joking…)

Did I mention bag packing.