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ROTC, NROTC & JROTC Fundraising

ROTC, NROTC & JROTC Fundraising Ideas

Founded in 1926, ROTC stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps. It’s a college program offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. Each branch of the military has its own take on ROTC. NRTOC is the Navy ROTC, for example. JROTC is the “Junior” ROTC program, which can begin in high school. Many ROTC groups hold a fundraiser for their communities and for scholarships. Fundraising is challenging, but it teaches values the ROTC stand for.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. The Michigan City High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps assisted VFW Post 2536 with their annual Poppy Day sale fundraiser. A Chicago ROTC unit showed its sense of humor with its womanless wedding Spring fundraiser.  Fundraisers by other ROTC, NROTC & JROTC groups include cow patty bingo, dinners, raffles, yard sales, product sales, and donation drives.

Check out our complete list of fundraising products and do-it-yourself fundraising ideas for your next ROTC, NROTC & JROTC fundraiser.


Do-It-Yourself ROTC, NROTC & JROTC Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of ROTC, NROTC & JROTC DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Grocery Bagger, Reverse Raffle, Kiss the Cow, Seeds to Grow, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your ROTC fundraiser.

Flag Subscription Service - This is an ongoing fundraising idea. Basically, it is a service where your group installs a nice national flag in the front yard of the subscriber on each of five or more patriotic days. The flags are put out early in the morning and retrieved in the evening. Read more…

Redneck Games - Participants in this fundraiser dress up like rednecks and take part in redneck-related activities such as the hubcap toss; mud pit belly flop contest; bobbing for pigs feet; mud pit slip-and-slide; mud pit tug-of-war; redneck horseshoes using toilet seats; the armpit serenade contest; greased pig catching; and redneck surfing, in which a participant stands on a mattress while being pulled through a mud pit by an all-terrain vehicle. Read more…

Movie Night - Many organizations rent a movie and hold movie night fundraising events. This works especially well if you have a large room and projection/large screen TV. Make money by charging a single price for the movie and refreshments; provide the movie free but sell refreshments; or charge nothing and just ask for donations. Make sure you select a movie that will be of special interest to your group. Read more…


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