Re: SCOUTS-L Digest - 28 Aug 1994 to 29 Aug 1994
Nate Mann AP35-1008 x4774 (ndmann@TACL.DNET.GE.COM)
Tue, 30 Aug 1994 10:21:09 EDT
Here's my $.02 on Cub Scout Pack funding.
We do not have a surcharge as a pack. Boys register, Boys Life is optional.
The pack covers the registration for adult leaders. Advancements are covered
by the pack, except for belt-loops, which are a den-funded recognition.
P40 membership is in the 80-110 boy range, over the last several years. We
were lucky several years ago to have a dad 'sponsor' each den for $30. He'd
write a check to the pack, and we'd pass about half to the dens. It sure added
smiles to the new den leader's to realize they had some 'seed' money to start.
Each den is responsible for it's own dues and budget. Projects, belt-loops,
parties are the den's responsibility. Dues are generally $.50/week, and may be
paid monthly. Several dens have a surplus at the end of the pack year, and
have purchased advancement items for each boy, like the next book, scarf, or a
As a pack, we participate in Scout-O-Rama ticket sales (candy). This is a
major pain and the administration is challanging... We're planning to 'help'
whoever volunteers this year much more than the last two volunteers. The
primary fund raiser we do as a pack is a Bowl-A-Thon in late November or early
December. Different pledge turn-in amounts earn different trophies; $30 is a
small, $60 a large, top$ is BIG, and den with most turned in gets a paid party
at local arcade (or other acceptable location). Net $ in 900-1200 each year.
Our chartering org. (United Methodist Church) funds go towards insuring the
troop bus, rather than towards the cubs program.
I hope this helps. I know I've found it quite interesting learning how other
packs handle their funds, fundraising, advancements, dues, etc.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City