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Fundraising

The Parents Support Group run two main fund raising activities every year. A Trivial Pursuit night in the middle of the year and a multi-sport event around October or November

The funds raised from these are used to subsidize activities of the youth members. For special events, the sections will also occasionally carry out fund raising activities. As Parents your support with the above is required

The Rodney Coast Challenge

















The Kaukapakapa Group owns this multi-sport event which is our major fund raiser of the year. This event attracts a field of athletes from all over New Zealand

The event starts on the West Coast, Muriwai Beach with a 10 km run followed by a road cycle section of 30 km, a mountain bike of 24 km, kayak 8 km, and then a 100 m run to the fish at Wenderholm Reserve on the East Coast

We raise several thousand dollars from this event each year, which is used to subsidize the activities and training of our young people and leaders, reducing the burden on the parents

All families are expected to be involved in this activity on the day of the event, some may have additional tasks before the event. Check out the RCC Crew site for more details

The Group also hires other local organisations to assist, spreading some of the profit around the district

We are always looking for sponsorship for this event

Check out the promotion web site http://rcc.org.nz and like our FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/RodneyCoastChallenge


Trivial Pursuit Night

           

Every winter the Kaukapakapa Scout Group runs their famous Trivial Pursuit fundraiser night. Teams of 8 to 12 people compete for the glory of the winner's trophy, or at least the award for the best dressed team. Bring snack and drink for the party, the Scouts provide a light supper

Each family will be issued four tickets to sell, please work on getting a whole table together

Check out the photos Trivial Pursuit Fundraiser


Special Events

We are always keen to do something extra, recent event have been:



Funds

In 2017 general maintenance and camps

In 2016 general maintenance and subsidising the Jamboree Fee

In 2015 general maintenance and camps

In 2014 we have a special need to fund raise for equipment which is due for replacement. In order of importance: the Large Tents purchased in 2013 have some debt remaining. A wheel barrow raffle is planned for early term 2, to get this cleared away. Secure storage at Makarau Camp site for items we could hire out with the camp. This would complement our existing storage and allow for better access and conservation of gear. We are getting quotes for a container with doors both ends and weather proof roof, to apply for a grant. 10 Kayaks. The current set are nearly 15 yrs old and there are new safety standards coming in to effect September 2014 which these will not meet. A grant application will be required. Tables and chairs for Makarau Camp site

In 2013 we were able to successfully fund-raise to subsidise the Jamboree Fee, and cover the full Jamboree Fee for leaders, for 40 new camp stretchers, the 10 large tents (which came at a substantial savings to initial quotes), plus the needed cooking and storage equipment suitable for Jamboree

Also 2013 we were faced with quite extensive work required to upgrade the Makarau Camp site. Including tree felling, drainage and ground work. After much reviewing we found that this was not the sort of work we could get grants for (not a qualifying activity). Did apply for one and were knocked back. However the weather Gods or just circumstances came to our assistance when the rain washed the road at the end of the driveway away and the council were forced to do some road realignment and drainage. Thus we were on a win with drainage, improved frontage, driveway and flat land all done for us. So that just left us the trees to be felled