Fundraising

Who Are The Staff?

The Alternative Monopoly Run is a Scout fundraising event designed to allow the staff – who organise and run the event – to raise funds for their chosen activity or cause within Scouting. The idea being that they get involved in the preparation, together with the actual day-to-day running of the weekend, in order to allow others to enjoy a fantastic Monopoly Run and in return for their services hopefully raise some funds.

In 2019 we are hoping to raise enough funds for staff members to attend several Scouting events, as usual. We try to encourage Explorer Scouts to apply as staff who will be overseen by the Leaders. This allows the Explorers to learn a variety of skills needed to run a large event, including organisation, communication and accounting.

The Explorers and Leaders are largely from the Gwent & Cardiff and Vale areas of South Wales. Any funds raised will be split between the staff to go towards their Scouting event or cause. The event has other staff involved, one of the main contributors being FLAGS Scouts Active Support Unit, who have supported the event from the very beginning.

How Do I Get Involved?

If you would like to assist us with staffing the event please get in touch by e-mailing coordinator.amr@gmail.com with your expression of interest.

Not all the staff will get a donation for their chosen fundraising event due to the unfortunately limited funds raised every year. However, if you would like to apply for funds please e-mail coordinator.amr@gmail.com by 31st December 2018.

The following are some of the events we are fundraising for this year!

World Scout Jamboree North America 2019

The World Scout Jamboree in 2019 will be one of the costliest ever. With the added costs, preparation events and kit, the financial burden will be extremely difficult to manage. Various members of staff working on the event are attending as unit leaders.

Essex International Jamboree 2020

Welsh Dragonz Explorer Scout Unit are attending EIJ for a seven-day international and cultural experience. This camp is not the costliest but still a struggle for one of the most deprived areas in Wales.

Where does the funding go?

All funds raised from this event will be put straight back into Scouting at a local level and split between the events and causes stated above. The event is managed by Blaenau Gwent Scout District, Gwent with assistance from other leaders around the country. The funds raised will be distributed by the event on behalf of the District to the causes detailed above.