Re: Troop Fund For Boys.
JAMES SHECKELS (sheckej@EARTHLINK.NET)
Tue, 16 Jul 1996 17:05:39 -0700
>I need some help from the list. I am trying to set up a troop fund for
>the boys in my troop.
>She wants the troop to pay for everything for the boys. I think that
>would be great, since they are earining the money. How do I get across
>to her that we need money for other things besides camping? Even though
>they are earning the money, by the troop completely paying for
>everything, how does this teach them responsibility. Plus, we are living
>car wash to car wash.
Our committee recently devised this policy:
Scouts must have paid up dues and participate in fund raisers to be credited
to use any Troop money for activities and receive recognition/advancement
patches/badges/pins/medals, etc. At fund raisers, 50% of funds netted will
be evenly divided between those Scouts who participated in the fund raiser.
These funds are placed into special accounts in the Troop account for each
Scout. It will be applied toward camping and activities fees, summer camp
fees, etc first, and secondly for equipment and uniforms on an as need
basis. The remaining 50% of the funds raised goes to the Troop general fund
for purchase of Troop/Patrol equipment, activity patches, badges, etc.
The Troop should maintain sufficient funds to ensure all activties are
funded (unless paid on a per activity basis by the Scouts) and to purchase
advancement and recognition items in support of the immediate recognition
policy of the program. You have to feel this one out for your particular
needs and circumstance. I know it's vague, but a Troop of 10 or less has
different needs than does a Troop of 20 or 30.
Hope I helped ;-)
YIS Jim Sheckels I used to be a Bobwhite....SE-308-7(82)
email@example.com Commissioner, COR, Trainer
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