Re: To Dues or Not to Dues
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 15:25:18 -0500
Wayne Hill wrote in message ...
>Hi all and Happy Holidays and a Very Good New Year to you.
>I wanted to poll Scouts-l to find out what you do about dues. We collect
>weekly dues of $1 and the Scribe records this and turns it over to the
>Tresurer. Problem is many of the boys forget from time to time, and after
>five or six months the Scout owes $10 or more. Maybe the Scout Law should
>include "A Scout is not forgetful". After while the Scoutmaster has to say
>something and looks like a bill collect and a parent doesn't understand
>why..........you get the picture. I've talked to other Scouters and they
>tell me it's to much of a problem and that they just have a yearly fee. I
>know that dues are to teach the boys responsibility and gives them an
>opportunity to pay there own way which they could do at a dollar a week and
>maybe not at $40 a year, but its not working.
>I just want to know if you do weekly or yearly dues, and are you happy with
>the way its working out?
>ASM, Troop 165
>Gloucester City, NJ, USA
>Camden County Council
>Lekua 77 Brotherhood
> ...a good ole " Sometimes you're the bug, and "
> Bobwhite too... " sometimes you're the windshield. "
In my sons troop, the scoutmaster takes a yearly fee at the beginning
of each charter year. The fee (or dues) does not cover summer camp and does
not cover all activities. It simply allows for the operation of the pack.
Another thing they do is to hold several fund raisers throughout the
year. Any boy reaching a certain amount of profit (I don't know the amount)
doesn't have to pay the next year's dues.
Hope this helps!
Yours in Scouting,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City