Re: BSA Troop Finance Problem
Ted Burton (tedburtn@HALCYON.COM)
Sun, 23 Apr 1995 07:21:53 -0600
Bob Myers, SM Troop 575, Dan Beard Council, Cincinnati, Ohio asked:
>Hi Folks. I need your advice.
> It was a 10% tax or tithe that the Salvation Army's Captain (funtioning as
>committee chaplain and institutional head) explained was assessed by the
>parent Salvation Army organization. Let me explain.
>1. Do many other troops not have separate bank accounts and use the books of
>the chartered organization?
>2. Has any other troop been taxed or tithed by their chartering organization?
>3. Is tithing even allowed under the unit's charter?
>4. What would you do?
I have been Scoutmaster of three troops over the course of ten years in
three towns. I have gone to District Roundtables religiously until last
three years when job prevented.
My Troops have always had separate accounts. Charter sponsors have been a
church, a pta, a Lion's club, and the Forest Service.
None have ever given money to my unit. None have ever taken money from my
Your experience unheard-of in my experience.
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