Tue, 19 Sep 1995 08:56:05 CST
The other night at roundtable, a few scoutmasters were comparing
notes when the subject came up on troop assets. We have always
taught new scout leaders that the sponsoring organization owns the
troop's equipment, supplies, etc.
Most of our troops perform fund-raisers in order to purchase their
equipment and supplies without a lot of guidance from the sponsoring
Some of the points made were;
If a troop holds a garage sale and sells any excess or surplus
camping equipment are they in error for selling our sponsor's
Does the sponsoring organization have the right to use ( or sell) the
equipment, trailers, etc.?
What happens if a troop changes sponsors? How can the troop take the
equipment with them.
Can a "friend of the troop" own the equipment?
I know these questions are rather far fetched, but setting the
sponsor - troop relationship aside, "that you have nothing to worry
about if you keep your sponsor happy", what is the legal
responsibilities of each party with respect to the obtaining, using,
disposing and selling of troop equipment?
Just a thought, what's yours
Rick Covington, ASM
Circle Ten Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City