Larry T. Heidkamp (heidkamp@EMSYS.MA30.BULL.COM)
Thu, 28 Apr 1994 10:36:37 -0400
> itself as a high-adventure troop. Both troops seem pricey -- $120 for a
> year in 262, and they said that 444 is more. The troop we came from in
> the San Fernando Valley was about $60 a year!
> Shel Holtz, Eagle '69, former ASM T549, Granada Hills, CA
The dues seem very high in all 3 troops. What is included in the dues?
In my troop dues are $25 per Scout ($20 per Scout if more than 1 boy in the
is in the troop) and have been for the last at least 5 years.
We also have several fund-raisers to supplement these funds. Between
the dues and the troop's share of the fund-raisers the troop covers the
fees, Boys Life (one per family), any awards, badges etc., part of the cost of a
hat and t-shirt every other year, troop camping gear and most other expenses.
We expect the Scout to pay for summer camp ($150 per week at Camp Yawgoog), his
share of the food at the normal camp-outs, and any 'special costs' associated
high adventure activities each year (skis and trail fee for the
x-country skiing trip, canoes for the canoe trip etc).
To help offset these costs from 25% to 75% of the profits of our fund-raisers go
towards 'Scout Dollars' which are put in an account for each Scout based on his
participation in the fund-raiser and can be used to pay for any Scout related ex
I'd like to see what other troops charge for dues and what they cover. Maybe I
should ask the committee to substantially raise the dues over the course of a
SM Troop 25
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