Re: Adult Fundraising
Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 09:56:23 -0500
At 04:27 PM 4/23/97 -0500, you wrote:
>It seems there is an assistant
>Scoutmaster in the unit that wants to have access to the same fund raising
>opportunities that are given the Scouts.
>The bottom line appears to be that the assistant Scoutmaster wants minimal
>out-of-pocket expense in his volunteer duties. And he expects to have his
>expenses covered either by reimbursment from the troop or adult fund
>Should an adult leader be permitted to participate in unit fund raising to
>pay for his or her own Scouting expenses?
It depends. As all of us know, costs can mount up and most of us end up
paying a good deal of out of pocket money, both direct & indirect expenses.
What is the family's economic situation? Reimbursement for some expenses
may be appropraite.
This is how we handle it:
Personal expenses we pay out of pocket. When one of us buys something for
the Troop we get reimbursed (when we remember to submit the reciept).
Adults attending an activity do not pay if they drive but do pay if they do
not drive. The Troop pays summer camp fees for adults attending camp. The
Troop pays costs of District SMF courses and may help out with advanced
training. For High Adventure trips the adults usually pay something but not
full cost (sometimes this has been in the form of reimbursement for car
Mark W. Arend
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