Re: Dues and Fees
Milt Forsberg (miltf@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
Thu, 11 Sep 1997 13:57:12 -0500
We charge considerably more for dues. However, in our fundraisers, we
credit each boy with the total amount he earns. He may use that money
for whatever he wants, including dues. This way, those who really work
hard at the fundraiser can benefit totally from their work. We explain
this when new members arrive - that dues are higher, but they have the
opportunity to earn whatever they want, depending on how hard they work.
Our fundraisers are primarily selling (like popcorn), rather than Suppers
or other group effort types. If support for fundraisers dwindles, then
those who dwindle will have to fund their dues themselves.
We set aside a portion of the dues to cover equipment repair and
replacement as well as registration, badges, Boys Life, etc.
SM, Troop 7
On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, Tim Nickson wrote:
> Hello all:
> Our troop is currently evaluating our dues and fees that are charged to
> the scouts, and I would like to ask for input from other troops as to
> how they do it.
> Currently, we charge dues of $2.00/month which "covers" the cost of all
> awards for the scouts (rank, patches, M.B., etc), reregistration, Boys
> Life subscription, and misc. such as copies of forms, letters,
> newsletters, and ???. We do not charge any extra fees for activities to
> cover the cost of transportation or equipment. We do have occasional
> fund raisers - part of the profits go to the scouts account, and part to
> the troop for equipment and operating costs.
> The two dollars barely cover expenses, and support for fund raisers have
> been dwindling over time. So we are in need of ideas?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City