Re: Scout Accounts
Tim Shea (tshea@EXECPC.COM)
Fri, 8 Nov 1996 18:13:17 -0600
>>DAVID CONWAY writes:
>Our Troop uses scout accounts. The Scoutmaster spends alot of time
>maintaining the accounts but feels it is worth the effort.
The Scoutmaster has better things to do than take charge of maintaining
scoout accounts. That is a job for the troop treasurer and scribe.
John Macko, Esq. wrote:
> Has anyone used these? What is your experience with using these accounts?
> Are they worth the effort? Do they teach Scouts to save? What are the
> problems and pitfalls?
We have used the scout account system for several years now (about 20).
Basically it is a savings account where proceeds earned by the scouts go
into. Uses are for scouting related items such as camping gear, or more
importantly, to pay for campouts, summer camp, high adventures, etc.
Teaching scouts to save is done through their own personal bank accounts
since we do not pay interest. Problem that arose this year was what to
do with a boys $$ who quit scouting. Policy was to keep it. We
(committee) revised policy to give the boy his money. If brothers are in
and 1 quits the funds transfer to other brother. If scout earns Eagle he
can withdrawl all his money for whatever reason. (One w/d for his car
insurance) We discourage scouts from taking out $$ for candy and such,
but encourage them to use $$ for campouts, camping gear, and summer
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City