Re: Cash and Cookies
JOAN E. UPHAM (UPHAMJE@SNYPOTVA.BITNET)
Tue, 1 Feb 1994 14:40:00 EDT
Bruce B. Harper said:
People who don't want to support the huge GSUSA
bureaucracy won't be saying "no thanks on the cookies" to the overpaid
district executive, but they will be disappointing a young child who
doesn't understand high-power fund raising and political actions.
May I suggest that if people were upset with the amount that actually
gets to the grassroot level to support the girls -- ie. the troop, they
CAN support the girls without subsidizing the council execs salaries!
All it takes is a private contribution to the local troop of your
choice and this can be explained to any Girl Scout who comes to your
door with her cookie order sheet. There is a fellow who supports our
local Boy Scout troop this way with an annual check at the end of
Dec. each year (it helps with his taxes too!). And...I have followed
this practice when school organizations are selling bits of junk products
that I don't want or need...it is easy to say "no thanks but here is
a check to support your fundraiser"...that way everyone wins, the kids
who are trying to raise funds and the person (they are trying to
sell to) who may not need or want the product.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City