Re: New Troop
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Fri, 15 Sep 1995 20:58:25 -0500
In regards to troop dues being collected annually or monthly/weekly.
This is one of those issues where there is really no right or wrong
answer. For a small troop, weekly or monthly dues might be appropriate.
The troop I'm involved with has about 50 boys. We collect dues
annually. Our scribe still gets plenty of experience handling money.
Our annual dues are $30. He oversees the collection of $1,500.
Collecting from 50 different members can be very tedious. He has an
adult that works with him as an advisor.
Annual dues involves 50 transactions/year for our troop. Monthly dues
would involve 600 transactions/year. Weekly dues would involve 2,600
We also have individual Scout accounts for each boy as he earns money
through fundraising. There is much bookeeping involved in that as well.
There is ample opportunity for teaching fiscal responsibility to boys.
For our troop and many others, annual dues are much more practical than
weekly or monthly. Each unit has to evaluate their own situation and do
what works for them.
It good you are setting up your program with good learning experiences in
mind for your boys. Good luck to you.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33
On Fri, 15 Sep 1995, Kevin S Woods wrote:
> My main goal is to make this troop as BOY RUN as possible. To that end I
> have my first query.
> I picked up a SM hand book and a troop planning guide at my local
> council. The planning guide shows that it is intended for the troop
> scribe to keep records with and looks easy to use (untill I can get a
> computer and software).
> My first question to the group is that I have seen postings that say
> troops collect dues yearly with registration. Aren't we taking the
> lesson of $$ responsibility out of the hands of the boys by doing that?
> Yes they might need an adult supervision, but I always thought we had
> scouts bring in their dues to learn responsibility and handling of money.
> Thoughts, Ideas, and Opinions PLEASE !!
> Kevin S. Woods
> Scoutmaster Troop 111
> Cubmaster Pack 100
> Raymond, N.H. 03077
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