Robert P. Yeisley (RPYeisle@LANMAIL.RMC.COM)
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 15:30:07 -0500
Here's .02 more from Virginia.
I think Joe Alessi's points said it best.
The Troop is not a viable organization. Therfore someone making a cash
donation cannot claim it as a charitable contribution unless it is made out to
the Chartered Organization and they are a viable charity. Then the CO can
donate the money or equipment to the Troop. Remember the CO owns the cash and
the stuff not the Troop no matter who the check is made out to.
I think his 2nd point is probaly more important. What ownership do the boys
have if this stuff is given to them. Will they really take care of it or
feel that "we'll just get more when this runs out or breaks" Even as
teenagers, having the pride of working for something means more to them.
I am very leary of strong arm tactics for cash or check donations to a unit.
That usually means someone (leader/s) want something. Remember it is up to
the committee and most of all the COR how that money gets spent. Anything
short of a full democracy here is not sufficient.
Robert E. Lee Council
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