Re: Council Policies?
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 10 Nov 1997 22:38:54 -0500
Recognition is especially important for Cub Scout aged boys. I applaud
your effort to make sure they all get a patch.
Each Council has a good deal of leeway on how it runs its Popcorn Sales
program. And a lot of it will depend on how the Council sees things.
Some will establish minimum criteria for a patch and some will not.
In some areas minimums are less of a problem, because population is more
dense and sales are relatively easy. My old Pack selling popcorn at one
of the busiest shopping malls in the country has to be pulling in big
bucks. Another Pack I worked with in Indiana even longer ago would be
lucky to pull in a hundred bucks selling popcorn at the feed store. It
depends a lot on your area and the local economy as to how things work.
When selling is tough and the local Council has exercised its perogatives
to limit patches, then you are left with being creative to fill the gap.
Sometimes a chartered organization can help with money. Sometimes it is a
matter of fundraising in the unit to meet the unit's budget needs.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
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