Re: BSA Financial Accounting System
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Wed, 16 Sep 1992 12:30:43 CDT
Dear Michael R. Brown:
Districts are charterd? I find that hard to believe. The reason districts
> don't handle their own funds is that they are not separate entities.
> Districts are part of the councils. The same with regions. Regions are
> mearly operating subdivisions of National. The only separate financial
> entities are National, Councils, and Units.
> I do agree that districts should be able to have their own funds, just like
> the OA Lodges have (are supposed to have). Have it kept as a separate item
> on the council books. Good luck on this happening.
Sorry guys! Each and every district AND council is chartered on an annual
basis. Fact! Therefore, it is a part of the whole. To quote, "the
district is a nonentity, and as such WILL NOT HAVE FUNDS OF THEIR OWN."
If any of you know districts that hold such slush funds, or whatever, let
you all be aware that national is moving on this matter quickly and
quietly, and they began last year. The rule has been in place since I have
been part of the movement (20 years) so it is NOT new. But -- if a council
is found having districts with accounts, money, etc., that council is in
grave trouble, and it seriously affects the life of the council. You see -
this is not new, I repeat! The district is "ONLY AN ARM" of the council,
NOT a separate piece. Therefore, you may not 1) have separate accounts (I
have the national directive from last year somewhere at home on this and it
IS strong 2) the district can NOT identify itself by district patches which
CAN NOT be worn on uniforms. The district is not an entity.
Do I need to guote page, book, etc.? Please make note of these statements,
they are not lenient about them, nor should they be. If you did not know,
now you do. This program has survived over 80 years gentlemen. We did not
do that by accident.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City