Re: I hope this ends soon...Troop Money!
John Conley (iti@FRONTIERNET.NET)
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 16:28:08 -0800
CJM (aka Chris J. Martin) wrote:
> If you were to audit my troop's account right now it would appear that I was taking
> the troop's money? Why? Because I haven't turned in my receipts, debeted the right
> accounts and credited the others. We just received $500.00 on a recent brat sale.
> I took the money bought groceries for a camping trip, two tarps, one tent, gas for
> my car, lunch at Burger King, a new computer program and some other miscellaneous
> items. Tomorrow, I will credit the troop's account with $500.00, deposit
> $500.00 into our troop savings account and buy the troop a bus for $3,500.
> Right now it appears I took $500.00... Tomorrow I will have given the troop a new
> bus. Is this a true story? You bet- I'm getting them a 1990 Bluebird. It's all
> the matter of perspective. "We don't know the details" is what I was trying to
> state in my posting dealing with $5 or $5,000. I truly dislike "witch hunts". And
> it certainly appeared that many people were engaging in one. Would the auditors
> care if they looked at my books right now? No, I'd be out to dry... Would my
> committee laugh them out the door? It would be hillarious to watch!
Why on earth do you do all of this yourself? What is your troop
committee for? When I was a SM, I didn't want to have a thing to do
with money if I could possibly help it. My job was program, and that
You may be confident that your troop committee doesn't mind working this
way (and why should they, you're doing their job for them), but if
just one committee member raised a fuss, you could find yourself in
trouble whether the rest of the committee wanted you to be or not.
Sorry if this sounds harsh, I don't fault your dedication to your troop.
I just think it would be prudent to handle your funds a bit differently.
Arrowhead District Commissioner
Finger Lakes Council (NY)
*Better to build boys than mend men*
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