Allocation of Scouts' fund raising
Mike Erickson (ERICKSON@TWSUVM.BITNET)
Fri, 25 Jun 1993 17:22:38 CST
We have several types of fund raisers during the year. We have a pancake
feed (co-sponsored with the church's Men's Club), and a chili feed, of
which the profits go to the troop in general. The boys understand this
money goes to buy troop and patrol equipment, as well as badges, etc.
We also sell fruit boxes and baskets around Christmas. Since each scout
puts forth a different amount of effort, 100% of the profit that is
made by a particular scout is credited to his "Camp Fund". This money
is used primarily to help pay his way to summer camp, however, if he
has more money than he needs for camp (as is often the case) the scout
can use it to purchase scout-oriented equipment, such as uniforms,
new boots, a pack, etc. Most scouts let it accumulate though, and use
it a year or two later for a high-adventure trek or the jamboree.
If a boy drops out of the troop, his camp fund goes to the general
troop fund. If he moves to another troop for some reason, then we will
send the money with him to that troop, if they have a similar program.
The scouts understand this system, and think it works well. Some work
very hard to pay their own way to camp, and we stress to them that
" A Scout is Thrifty", and "pays his own way". They can get an
accounting of what they currently have in their "camp fund" at any
time, but have to have their parent's and SM's permission to
Hope this helps. It works well for us.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City