Charles Batteau (B3ZAATN@CPSLSOPS.BELL-ATL.COM)
Wed, 1 Nov 1995 10:01:11 -0500
> would you please respond to the following general questions about
> how your troop is financed. Please send your replies by private
> mail. ...
I'm posting this to the list, since you didn't include a signature
block or an email address to send it to. (One failing of mailing list
programs is that they usually don't tell you who sent the post.)
> 1. How many boys are active in your troop?
We have 21 members with about 15-18 active (depending on time of year)
> 2. a. What is the amount of the total troop budget?
We need about $800 annually unless we have major equipment purchases
> b. Does this budget include ALL activities and costs?
Everything except cost of campouts and summer camp.
> c. If not, what costs are NOT included in the budget? (for
> example,food for outings)
Any costs associated with a campout, for instance food, registration,
campground fees, etc. are prorated among the boys going.
> 3. What percent of the financing for your committee's budget comes
> from the following sources:
a. 3 % Dues (that might be changing)
b. 97 % Fund raisers
c. n/a % Activity fees (e.g., charge for specific outings)
d. n/a % Other
We may be raising dues, because the (older) boys are becoming
apathetic about fund raising. This problem may be solved as they
graduate from the troop. Right now we charge $26/year for dues, 1/2
of which is paid at registration and the rest paid weekly/monthly.
Unless our boys sell more popcorn and mulch (our planned early winter
fund raiser), we will probably raise the dues to $52 annually paid
weekly (this would be paid by the boys, not by the parents as is the
practice with our 1/2 prepayment).
The best fund raisers are those where the boys do 95% of the work.
At the last fund raiser we had an incentive plan for "over-quota"
sales -- this didn't seem to inspire anyone.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City