Re: Troop Money
hilding holroyd (hilding@BLUESTONE.COM)
Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:41:19 -0500
Regarding the discussion on SM's "borrowing" from troop funds.
First of all, let's stop the euphamisms. It is stealing. pure & simple.
How you deal with it certainly is up to your local unit. But I would not
hesitate to remove ANY leader who is dipping into unit funds.
How about some preventative medicine, though.
Every unit with which I have been associated requires at least 2
signatures on every check. Thus, no money can go out unless 2 people know
about it. You could also "bond" every person who handles money. A bit
drastic, but if your unit is handling large amounts of money, it might be
Deposits are a bit different. However, do some good record keeping, eg.
write down whenever you collect money and how much, from whom, etc. Keep
all bank deposit tickets as proof of deposit.
AUDIT YOUR BOOKS!!!!!! - frequently, so you can catch errors/problems
before they get out of hand.
(BTW, be sure to verify EVERY transaction at your bank. I have caught many
bank errors; such as crediting the wrong amount to my savings account. So
verify every transaction before you leave the window, even if there are
dozens of cars backed up behind you at the drive-up.)
Common sense stuff, folks.
(and, please, I intend no insults here.)
Hilding W. Holroyd Troop & District Advancement Chairman
Jackson, NJ BSA Troop 250, Lakewood, NJ
Eagle Class '68 Jersey Shore Council
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