? on fundraising for religious award- GS
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|Sun, 07-19-2009 - 11:59pm|
I was going to ask at the GS office next time I'm down there, but I was wondering what rules we'd have to follow for fundraising for a religious award activity.
Next year, our diocese offers an in-between religious award called Kateri Tekakwitha for 5th and 6th grade girls and the trained religious award leader and I were considering taking a trip to NY to the Kateri shrine with the Catholic girls. Now, in our troop, not all girls are Catholic but all Catholic girls in our troop have chosen to work on the awards, and thus it's very obvious that we should not be using troop money for this type of activity which would be restricted to only the girls working on this religious award.
So, the question becomes... can we do fundraising as a Girl Scout group... but not as a troop? Or since it's a religious award made up of only the Catholic girls doing it, would girl scout fundraising rules not apply, but instead only the rules of our church- or some combination?
We've also got a girl for whom the family has difficulty even paying for the booklets and awards... so fundraising would be best for her... I'm just unsure what to even ask when I go to the office, I guess.
Any help here?