Re: COST OF OUTINGS
Kirk Barley (kbarley@EROLS.COM)
Sun, 29 Sep 1996 19:22:38 -0700
Your program seems well organized and active! Good on'ya.
Sure its easier to manage the boys food and money at the highest level,
but efficiency is not the goal, teaching the boys responsibility is.
The program must have the boys handling money, purchasing and planning.
When a patrol is underrepresented, have the boys from a provisional
patrol wit the same rules. The slow reembursment, weak meals and
failures to show up are all part of the program and life. When we
intervene in the boy's program to show them what we have learned from
experience, we deny them the opportunities that taught us so well.
I have been in very small troops, under 12, where practicality must take
over and the patrol method is challenged by attendance. But that is the
exception. I've been in troops that collects annual dues (instead of
weekly), I hated it. If my boys were younger, I'd have found another
troop. The inconvenience is worth the lesson that bringing your $.50 or
Just my take on things, keep up the great program!
MCB Quantico, VA
Ned Jacklin wrote:
> The only problem we have with cooking by patrol is that often times we
> have one or two patrols represented by only one member on a campout.
> It is for this reason that we cook as a troop. The Scouts, usually
> PLC, plan the menu.
> We charge a flat $15.00 (just started this recently), adults are free
> but pay their own gas (they used to pay for the outing and be
> reimbursed for gas), and any surplus will go toward offsetting the
> cost of the more expensive trips (ski lift tickets, for example).
> We just started this. It's a lot easier than buying the food then
> splitting the money evenly, with each Scout owing $8.67 or whatever
> for an outing!!
> We charge dues of $20.00 twice a year.
> Ned Jacklin, SM
> Troop 469
> Morris IL USA
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> Subject: Re: COST OF OUTINGS
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> Date: 9/27/96 09:35
> Come on folks. Some of the posts in this thread sound like we are straying a
> bit from the patrol method. There is no reason a patrol, other than a new Sco
> patrol in the first few months, can't plan, budget, buy, and cook their own
> meals. In fact, the game requires it. This is not new.
> Bob Myers, ASM, Troop 575, Dan Beard Council, Cincinnati, Ohio
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