Circle Ten Council, BSA is proud to be a Strategic Partner for Lemonade Day Greater Dallas 2016 – an annual community-wide event designed to teach youth how to start, own and operate their very own business using…….a lemonade stand! Lemonade Day brings together the business and volunteer sectors of our community to focus on preparing youth for entrepreneurship, leadership and a responsible life! Boy Scouts learn how to set goals, find investors, select their site, build a stand, purchase supplies, make healthy products, advertise, serve their customers, account for sales, open a bank account and give back to their community. They will learn how to run their own company and in the process, gain essential leadership skills that are core Scouting values.
Lemonade Day™ is May 7, 2016! In 2014, Dallas held its first Lemonade Day, and last year we had over 1,400 future leaders set up lemonade stands, and get in on the fun that will help prepare them for life.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the objective of Lemonade Day?
Lemonade Day teaches Greater Dallas’s youth how to start, own and operate their very own business…..a lemonade stand. Through the program, youth not only learn about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business skills, but they also learn valuable life skills as well.
How much does it cost?
Lemonade Day participation is free for all kids, schools, community organizations, and other caring adults who participate.
Where does the money go?
The objective is to teach Scouts how to run their own business, so they will keep what they earn after covering their expenses and paying back their investors. Scouts will also learn how to open a youth savings account so that their profits can continue to grow.
Can anyone have a lemonade stand?
Yes! Any child can participate in Lemonade Day as long as a responsible adult agrees to work with them. After registering online at Dallas.LemonadeDay.org, Scouts will gain access to Lemonopolis, the on-line interactive Lemonade Day program. To register as a group or to register for hardcopy workbooks, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will there be instructions on how to run a lemonade stand?
Absolutely! Lemonade Day is all about teaching Scouts the value of entrepreneurship. As the scouts work through the program, they will make all the decisions necessary to open their very own business. Use this Leader’s Guide with additional group activities that help to teach Scouts the steps to operating a successful business.
Where will the stands be located?
Scouts will select their own locations for the stands, which means lemonade will be available across the Greater Dallas area! NOTE: Scouts will be responsible for making arrangements or obtaining permission for their stand locations. On the Lemonade Day Dallas website – dallas.lemonadeday.org - Scouts can find suggested stand locations including city parks and local businesses that invite stands to set up in front of their stores on Lemonade Day. Be sure to use the contact information to get permission!
What time is Lemonade Day?
Scouts and their responsible adult are encouraged to operate their stand at any time on May 7, 2016.
Can Scout troops participate?
We encourage every troop to get involved. Lemonade Day is a unique experiential learning opportunity combining Scouting advancement and life skills to teach Scouts about business. It is also a chance for leaders, families and Scouts to work together and have fun! Simply register online at dallas.lemonadeday.org.