Re: Baby Sitters of America
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 17 Sep 1990 15:04:30 EDT
Addressing some of Monica P's discussion. As a former Cub master myself
I was distressed that we could not always serve every potential CUB family.
There are economic facts that can not be ignored. There are costs to
running a basic program. Every family must contribute, either directly
or helping with fundraisers etc. We lost CUBS because they couldn't pay
dues or help on a fundraising project. United Way keeps cutting back on
funds to support scouting for the families that could use it the most.
What the United Way people seem to ignore is that cutting funds from the
scouts, may directly lead to increased costs in other areas such as
drug rehabilitation, prison training programs, etc. PTA's are dumping
Scouts out of the schools for insurance reasons, and councils are merging
to try to save the program and the camps. Our society has lost some of
the view of the horizon, and can't see the future, becuase we have to eat
today. There are worse thing for kids to be doing than wathcing TV and
eating junk food. But why can't we fund the programs to keep our youth
out of trouble, rather that only pay the bills to repair the damage?
This got a long way from overwieght subs, I mean Cubs!
Don IZARD @ UBVM
Greater Niagara Frontier Cncl
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City