When: Month of February
You can pick a certain date to exercise with “Fido” or count the miles travelled (skied, snowshoeed, skated, slid, careened, or tumbled) during the entire month.
The locations are chosen by the participants. So plan to visit your favorite exercise locations and get moving!
Anyone in the world can participate in this fundraiser by getting pledges/donations and skijoring, sledding, walking, rolling, riding, etc.! You can choose to do the miles on foot, on skis, on snowshoes, behind a sled, on a bike or any other way that gets you and your dog out enjoying nature getting fit! We are assuming people will complete the miles with their dogs, but if you don’t have a dog or your dog is too old, you can still participate. You can participate in memory of a favorite dog as well.
What: A fundraiser that supports the Dog Scouts of America
This is Dog Scouts of America’s camp fundraiser.
Why: Because it’s fun! (And you could get a patch and warm fleece cap!)
And because it supports Dog Scouts of America and helps you! It helps encourage people and their dogs to get out and be active together, which increases their bond and their fitness level. People that raise at least $50 will be sent an Official DSA frost-a-thon patch and a small, matching “2013” patch. People who raise over $100 will also be sent a warm fleece cap. Donations to the Frost-a-thon are tax deductible. The Frost-a-thon proceeds also help support Dog Scouts of America in its efforts to repair and maintain its Michigan camp.
Some of the things the frost-a-thon funds are used for include:
• Rewire the electrical system in the lodge
• Install gutters on cabins, red house and garage
• Install a better outhouse using a composting toilet
• replace the siding on the red house/nature center
• dig a separate puppy paddler pond
How: Use the pledge form or website
Dog Scouts of America is partnered with ‘FirstGiving’ so you can collect donations through that website from your friends and family all over the world in a secure and easy way! You can even create your own, individualized fundraising page for free with your own photos and web link that you can send to friends and family so they can help you meet and exceed your personal fundraising goals. That website also keeps track of how much you have raised so you can see how close you are to your goal (if you set one) and it shows how much has been raised by all the participants so far.
http://www.firstgiving.com/DogScouts/fido-frost-a-thon. Find the Downeast Dog Scouts fundraising page at: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/robyn-douglas/fido-frost-a-thon
So what are you waiting for? Join the Downeast Dog Scouts or get your fundraising page set-up. Let all your friends know about it and enjoy the winter!