Re: SME = FOS???
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Fri, 1 Nov 1991 16:39:00 EST
I have a different question / angle on FOS and SME in general.
If we expect every registered scouter or family of a scout to
contribute EXTRA to FOS or SME, why don't BSA just charge it
UP front as registration??? It has always seemed to me strange
and uncormfortable position, to each year ask a family to start
by paying registration, and then maybe also weekly dues to run
the basic troop program. Then we sell pop corn, then maybe the
troop needs some new tents, or wants to go to Philmont, so we
again ask the parents for money, or send the scouts out door
to door. SO why isn't what BSA expects from FOD/SME built into
the registration or charter fees? I forgot, then we also have
bowlathons, hikeathons, GOLF tournaments, gourmet dinners, etc,
etc $$$$. Sure I realize the costs for camps, staff, supplies etc.
But we are getting to the point that there is some kind of fund
drive, or FOOD drive, every other month! It's getting hard to
find time to go camping!!
Don Izard, scouter
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City