Michael M. Meenehan (meenehmm@SUN.AITC.REST.TASC.COM)
Thu, 1 Feb 1996 07:27:30 -0500
There was a recent post regarding how Cub Scout packs fund leader
registration fees (this is a great way of supporting leaders!). Some
of the replies mention "we build it into our annual dues".
Since one purpose of this list is education about Scouting's
principles, I'd like to mention something that is often overlooked in
basic training - financing of Cub Scout Pack operations (the BSA
The way BSA suggests that packs finance their operations is a
combination of WEEKLY dues (paid by the boys) and some type of
fundraiser(s). The point of weekly dues (paid in the Den and
transferred to the pack) is to teach boys about regular saving and
obligations. How many of us pay our mortages, phone bills, etc.
I know from experience that collecting annually is much easier than
putting up with the headaches of weekly dues collection, but weekly
dues (using the BSA dues envelope & other record keeping forms) is
the "by the book" method.
Cub Scout Pack 1113, Patawomeck District
National Capital Area Council, (Washington, D.C. Area)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City