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Fundraising Activity Badge

GoFundMe sponsor the Explorer Fundraising Activity Badge. They have created activity resources and top tips for fundraising. Find out more here.

How to earn your badge

  1. Identify and organise a fundraising initiative for one of the following:
    • The Scout Association, to help promote and grow your local Scout group, Scouting nationally or both.
    • Another UK registered charity of your choice.
  2. Find a compelling  message – a short reason you can communicate to potential donors about your chosen cause. It must be inspiring and clear in order to raise the most money.
  3. Use social media to promote your fundraising initiative.
  4. Set a fundraising target and a date to raise it by. We suggest a minimum of £500.
  5. Call on others to help you and form a fundraising team. Motivate and inspire them to encourage others to donate.
  6. Prepare a short presentation about your fundraising challenge and submit it to the members of your local Executive Committee or your leader, covering:
    • the cost versus the amount raised
    • how you used social media and reached outside your own immediate network to garner support
    • three top tips that could help other fundraisers.

Top tips

You can choose from a wide range of fundraising activities, such as:


Guidance for Leaders

Fundraising for The Holiday Homes Trust

The Holiday Homes Trust specialise in providing family holiday accommodation in wheelchair adapted caravans for all families or individuals whose lives are disadvantaged in any way – be it through family illness, disability, additional needs, frailty or low income.  The Trust provides the opportunity for every single family member to enjoy freedom and life away from the daily stresses of the home environment.

This year the Trust are in the process of trying to raise funds to purchase a caravan at Golden Sands Holiday Park which is in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire. The park is fully accessible for wheelchair users and the beach is across the road. 

If you would like to raise funds for The Holiday Homes Trust please contact them for further information on 020 8433 7290/1 or scout.holiday.homes@scouts.org.uk.  Any donations can be sent to us at Holiday Homes Trust, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, E4 7QW.

Members of The Scout Association are entitled to book a holiday with us and you would receive a 5% discount too.


Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility.


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