Re: LDS Scouting and Fund Raising
Bruce Ward (Gischleu@AOL.COM)
Wed, 10 May 1995 21:03:02 -0400
I have read many of the post on LDS fund raising on this board and have found
some of them to be correct and some of them to be incorrect. I will quote to
you the actual guidelines from the Modification to Unit Budget Allowances
dated 11/94 and 1/95 all of these items are found in the Youth Activities
Guidelines. This can be long and drawn out so be prepared.
Funding Youth Activities:
1. Fund all youth activities, including Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Primary
activities from the budget.
2. If budget allownace funds are insufficient, Young Men and Young Women may
participate in the cost of one annual camp or major alternative activity by
individually earning their own money.
3. If budget allownace funds are insufficient and Young Men and Young Women
are unable to individually raise enough for the annual camp or major
alternative activity, they may hold group fund raising activities.
4. Do not charge young men and young women ( including Cub Scouts and
Primary children) fees or dues for weekly or monthly activities.
Camping and Other Activities: Wards should pay from budget allowance for all
camps and activities other than the one annual camp. Personal equipment and
uniforms are the responsibility of each young man. Bishops should be aware
of the financial abilities of young men in their wards and should make sure
financial constraints do not prohibit a young man from fully participating in
activities. Fast offering funds should not be used for these activities.
In response to a post I read on a troop being funded through FOS funds this
is totally wrong. Number one this is a council event that is used to fund
the Council not the local unit. It is also stated in the church guidelines
as "Cub packs, Scout troops, Varsity teams and Explorer post are not
authorized to retain any portion of these donations.
Boys' Life is the choice and financial responsibility of each young man.
Registration for youth and adult leaders as well as the annual charter fee
should come from the stake general checking account.
Awards for all Scouting, Aaronic Priesthood, Young Women and Primary should
be for from the budget allowance.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City