David Burgart (djb@TEAMQUEST.COM)
Fri, 29 Apr 1994 09:02:52 CDT
This is my first posting so I will introduce myself.
David Burgart, a computer professional with a small company, TeamQuest
Corporation, in Clear Lake, Iowa. I have been ASM for 4 years and before
that was a den leader for 2 years. I also helped with Cub Pack fund
raisers and organized the Blue and Gold and Pine Wood derbys several times.
My wife, Jeanne has been a Cub Pack den leader for 5 years, and a Girl Scout
leader for 6 years. She is very good at both! Our oldest two boys are
both Life scouts and our youngest son will be a
Tiger Cub next year so it will be like starting all over again.
My daughter has been very active in Girl Scouts for 6 years.
I am an ASM with Troop 30, Winnebago Council, in Clear Lake, Iowa.
Troop 30 stays between 20-25 boys, 10-15 adults year after year.
Our sponsoring organization has one fund raiser a year and the Troop 30
scouts get to sell tickets for this event. In exchange the boys get
25% of what they sell as credit to use for scout events. The Methodist
Men give 25% of their gross to the Troop, so we end up with 25% of
the tickets sold above what the boys sell for the general fund.
Troop 30 has one fund raiser each year, a Vegetable Soup and Chili supper
with the same ticket arrangement for the boys. This year we grossed
$1800 with $400 expenses. After taking out the $450 the boys earned as
credit $950 went into the general fund.
Our yearly dues are $15 per boy to cover registration and Boys Life,
after that it is pay as you go. There are several adults in town who
are willing to pay 1/2 of the boys cost if the family is strapped for
money (we currently have one boy on this plan).
We charge $1.50 per meal on campouts plus extra for church van gas,
park fees, etc., which comes to $5-$10 per regular campout. On longer
canoe trips the cost is $35 for 3 days. Summer camp is $110.
We try to replace one of our Timberline tents per year and have other
troop eguipment purchases that use up the other general funds very quickly.
I don't know where boys can do the things a scout troop does as economically
as they do it.
ASM Troop 30
Clear Lake, Iowa
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