Joyce Ore (jore@UNLINFO.UNL.EDU)
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 09:42:16 -0500
In our troop we allow the adults to do fundraising as long as it does
not interfere with the youth's efforts. We believe that, since as
parents most of us are footing the majority of the scout's "dues and
fees" since most of the youth in scouting are not of working age,
that the adult leader has as much right to raise funds for his/her
activities with the pack/troop/post as any of the youth. The big
catch is that the adult cannot compete with the youth. In other
words, the adult must use his/her own peer group to do their
fundraising. We have found that this does not slow down the
fundraising activities of the youth, nor does it affect their efforts.
Generally, the adult does not participate in the council driven
fundraising projects (ie popcorn sales, scout show ticket sales, etc)
but only in the individual pack/troop/post fundraising activities.
Once a Fox always a Fox!!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City