Re: accepting cash donations
Robert Caron (robert.caron@UMB.EDU)
Fri, 21 Nov 1997 11:58:50 -0500
David Grima wrote:
> My pack once had a real problem caused by accepting a cash donation,
We all know there is a procedure and a form for getting authorization to
do a fundraising (oops, money-earning) activity. Also, as I understand
it, many Councils suggest levels at which Troops should make financial
contributions to Council operations (e.g., $25 per registered boy), so
some may feel they have somewhat of a "claim" to a portion of unit
But in the case of an outright donation, what is BSA policy?
We have had private citizens give token contributions ($20), over our
objections, in return for service project work (e.g., raking leaves at
senior citizen housing), other local organizations (e.g., Lions Club)
give small contributions ($100) as part of their philanthropic activity,
and so forth.
Is there national policy on this and what authority do local Councils
have over unit funds?
Troop Committee Secretary, Northborough Troop 101
Brotherhood, Chippanyonk Lodge #59, OA
Knox Trail Council #244, BSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City