Re: BSA Financial Accounting System
Paul Russell (PRUSSELL@IUBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 16 Sep 1992 10:10:12 EST
I agree! There ought to be some way for a district to maintain some
sort of small "cash reserve". I've been involved at the district level
for most of the last 10 years and have learned several things:
(1) No matter how carefully you plan a district event, "actual" will
almost never match "budget".
(2) If real expense exceeds real income, some volunteer is going to have
to foot the bill and wait forever (or so it seems) for the council
to ante up.
(3) If real income exceeds real expense, the "profit" disappears into
the council's "General Fund", rather than being made available to
(4) Don't bother to ask the council to provide "up-front" money for a
district event - it's not in the council budget.
Districts are chartered, just like councils and individual units, and
they have legitimate expenses, just like councils and units. So, why
can councils and units handle their own funds, but districts can't?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City