Sam Fairchild (SAMF@OHSTMVSA.BITNET)
Tue, 2 Mar 1993 17:14:00 EST
> While it sounds good to ask for $75 per boy, and that may be what it costs for
> council to support one boy, it generally ignores other income sources includin
> the United Way, Corporate SME, program fees (ie summer camp, etc), and other
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> Look at the Council budget including their projected income figures (without
> ... rtfall
> BTW, the council has more than likely already done the above and set a goal fo
> your district. If so, then use your district goal plus 10-20% divided by the
> district enrollment as a guide for the unit goals. Either way, the amount is
> likely to be less than $75 per boy.
many good ideas, Mark. ;-)
> Mark Wilson
> ... bunch of stuff deleted ...
I, for one, feel that $75 per boy is absurd!
Our local council quotes a figure of $85, as I recall. Also too high!
Something is wrong somewhere. Maybe like the Congress and budgets
that are too fat (many reasons, some might be good).
In my son's cub scout pack, we get by with $30 pack dues per year
per boy. That includes: two campouts, B&G banquet, misc pack expenses,
Fun Nite prizes, Pinewood derby car, all awards, and adult leader dues.
If Popcorn sales go well next Fall, we'll include a Boy's Life
subscription for those who want it. Dens vary their dues depending on
amount of donated support from parents.
Would someone publish a detail list of expenses/explanations for why
BSA structure thinks it has to spend $75 for each boy who practically
never sees such structure?
No, I don't think camps should be supported by "everyone", especially
when most land for camps is donated (or should be from wills).
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City