Re: day camp
Tue, 23 Jul 1996 00:07:12 GMT
I would have to agree with Dexters reply to Peters question on Day Camp
I have also heard about activity funds not being spent on that activities.
In fact we had a debate at one of our district meetings about this.
Part of the problem is that a District is not allowed to keep any money. Or
at least this is what I was told. So if an expense came up that was not
associated with an activity, there is no money to pay for it. Here is a
simple example. Having the Merit Badge Counselor's List printed. Not an
activity. So where does the money come from? Remember this is a simple
example and no need to debate on were to have copies made.
So what happens is that this charge get tacked onto an activities budget.
Is it fair? I do not think so. But the council is to handle all moneys.
Since they are ultimately responsible for all funds, we have to follow
More on Day Camp. When preparing the budget, one cannot rely on supplies
and materials being donated. The cost of these should be included. In the
end, a lot of this is donated.
Pete, you did not mention how much money was not used on Day Camp. Was it
a lot? I am of the opinion that any surplus should be used on the next
activity to help keep the fees lower. Unfortunately council does not
follow my opinions.
It appears that in my District, Day Camp is a money maker. The fee for Day
Camp is about half of what one would pay elsewhere. But does this mean
that the District needs to make a big profit? Give the families a break.
Sorry about the soap box. This topic has bothered me to.
Eagle Class of '73
ADC - Area #5, National Pike District, Baltimore Area Council
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