"JOINING fee" versus ANNUAL dues
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU)
Tue, 28 Nov 1995 11:44:50 EST
Years ago, back in the way distant past, when I was just a wee CUB,
and yes the FIRST real Akela was my CUB master, we did not have
annual dues per say. The pack charged a 1 time JOINING fee, which
included all your BOOKS for as long as you were a CUB, plus your
council insignia, pack numbers, and den number. No additional
DUES or fees were required at the PACK level. The pack
had a VERY high retention rate! (you already paid up front!)
We had an annual (or maybe 2) FUNd raisers (emphasis on FUN).
A father son cake bake and AUCTION, plus an Easter Candy sale.
Each family was ASKED to sell a minimum. If each family met
the minimun (on average) the pack was set for the year.
Den Dues were up to each den leader, and the PACK tried to
maintain a den resource library for each den, to include
HOW to books, old POW WOW material, etc.
. . growing old and feeble, so I can OWL no more, but I can still give a HOOT!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City