Re: District Finances
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Fri, 1 Oct 1993 10:16:15 CDT
> Olan, regardless of the purpose, a district cannot maintain a separate
> bank account. We always includes a small miscellaneous item in our budget
> proposal to cover those things we missed but after a few years we hardly
> missed anything.
- Correct. The district is, by definition, a non-entity. It is only an arm of
the council. It has no bank accounts for ANY reason. If a district is caught
with one, the d.e. is in serious trouble. This regulation (note more than a
policy) is absolute. The district ALSO has no district patch since it is a
> As for a gift for the DE, it should not come out of monies donated to the
> program. lWhen we wanted to do something special for our DE we all pitched
> in a little and bought him something but we did not set up an account.
-- Againk, gifts for DEs are strictly outside of the program. They can not be
made a part of the district activity. Donations can be gathered for the gift,
as we have just done for the memorial for our beloved Scouter who just died.
> When we wanted refreshments at Roundtable, we put out a cup. The person
> responsible got his/her expenses covered and if anything was left it was
> treated as a donation and sent to council. If the responsible person went
> overboard and donations didn't cover their expenses, they were out. Those
> that did more than expected didn't expect to have everything covered so no
-- In the 20+ years I have been in BSA, I have spent numbers on RT staffs.
However, the "kitty" is usually held from one month to the other to cover
expenses, and if there is anything left at the closing RT for the Scout year,
the funds are used for a closing picnic, or something like that.
> A district should be able to SPEND money provided by council or income from
> an event. It should just NOT maintain a separate from council account for
-- all district events, etc. are required to be a part of the operating budge of
the local council, and they are audited all the time. Thus, your district
event falls within the amount budgeted towards your district cost. Not unlike
Thanks, Jim for you reply. You are correct, I have been just too busy to do
much in the way of research here.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City