The Contingent team understands that the costs are substantial, however this amazing trip is always worth the effort and is incredible value for money. We want to help you get the money together, so here are some tips from the guys and girls who have done this a few times already.
$3000+ is a lot of money in one go, but starting early and setting smaller targets makes it much easier and achievable. $50 a week will soon add up! Grab a little part-time job or cut back on that internet shopping - it wont take long to see some success! (Think about it: a new shirt, or white-water rafting?! - we know what we would choose.)
Chances are you will be encouraging all your Venturer mates to join you on this epic adventure, so why not share the load. It's a lot easier to save the money if you are supporting each other, setting and reaching goals and swapping ideas.
Ah yes, the scouting movement's old friend. It may be tricky to organise, but it's definitely worth the effort in the end. Get together with your Venturer unit and leaders, and put some fundraising activities into the calendar. One per term makes all the difference! Below is a list of ideas to get you started: