Re: Rumor Control
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 9 Apr 1992 10:37:44 EDT
Kathie makes some very good points on council fund raising and the
point about the fact that scouts should learn to earn the way to
camp. However, (ain't it always) sometimes it gets to the point
of conflicts between a scout earning HIS own way and earning money
for the council! ie the POP CORN sales! A scout gets to keep some
of the proceeds towards camp, and the council and maybe the unit
also get a cut. If a troop wants to run an additional FUND raiser,
for a HIGH advneture trip, like Florida Sea BASE, where the scouts
would get 100 percent of profits, you have to get the project
approved by council. Some councils TURN down unit fund raisers
UNLESS you participated in the POP Corn sale and SME! (pay ME first!)
Fund raisers can not be RUN in conflict with other UNITED WAY drives,
and units can also be limited by their chartered partner, ie NOT during
Catholic Charaties drive, or not during the FIX the roof campaign,
not during scouting for food, etc. etc.
If a scout is an active scout, and helps with scouting for food,
pop corn sale, and maybe is on one or two sports teams that SELL
candy and etc., how does he fit in TIME to earn his own way and HOW?
The are a VERY limited number of JOBS a scout under 14 can get.
My son is lucky to work partime for a sports card dealer sorting
cards and various odd jobs. But he is a exception in his troop.
Given the limitation on funds raising by BSA and chartered partners,
and sports teams, and school organizations (PTA etc.), who can
tell me how the average scout can EARN his own way today?
Don I, still scouting since '57
parent of a scout to WORLD JAMBO 88 $$$
parent of almost Eagle NAT Jambo 93 $$$
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