Re: Allocation of Scouts' fund raising
Frank Bates (ae110@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Thu, 1 Jul 1993 22:32:22 -0400
>I need some thoughts on how some other troops keep up with money raised
>by Scouts in a troop fund raising event. For example, suppose we sell a
>product and a boy nets $100.00. Of that $100, what part do you allocate to
>the troop for expenses, and what part goes to the boy?
We have an Easter candy sale in which the boy keeps 25% and the troop
keeps 8%. The main objective is to pay summr camp fees ($110/boy). We
have had a Christmas wreath sale in which the troop keeps all the profits.
We didn't always say what the money was for (except for the troop) and
that dampened the results.
> Also, are there any
>restrictions on how the boy can use his part of the earnings (uniforms,
>summer camp, etc), or is it his money outright?
The money earned is earmarked for summer camp. If he earns over what is
needed for summer camp, the troop committee has decided that it can be
spent on scout items from he council scout shop or like items. The candy
provided offered discounted tickets one year to a local amusement park
and that year the excess could be put towards these tickets. Any money
left over are swept into the troop; no money rolls over to the next year.
> Finally, what happens to
>a boy's balance when he leaves the troop?
The balance remains with the troop.
> All ideas appreciated.
Frank Bates, Asst. Scoutmaster (I used to be a Fox...) C-8W-93
Troop 306, Mentor OH
Chagrin Valley District
Greater Western Reserve Council, BSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City