Re: Cross over and $100
Neil Lupton (NeilLup@AOL.COM)
Sun, 15 Feb 1998 18:05:57 EST
In a message dated 2/12/98 4:40:02 PM, scottpat@NETDOOR.COM wrote:
<<The idea is, that when a boy moves to the troop (same charter org.)
the the Pack will give the Troop $100. This is to buy new equipment
for the new boys and the troop, plus the boys who are coming over
are the ones who earned the money in the first place by doing
fundraisers. Well we thought it sounded great.
And you know what, so did the Pack Committee. They passed it and
about $1100 will also cross over next week.
Note: If the boys go to another troop no money changes over. Also the
boys do not know about the money.>>
This idea bothers me and I am not sure why. However, the idea of a restricted
"dowry" does trouble me.
1) If the boy graduating has helped earn the $100, why has he earned it any
less if he goes to another Troop? Don't kid yourself. The kids will know
about the money.
2) If the Troop needs money, then the Troop can earn money. They can become
a money machine too if that is needed.
3) How much of the $5000 do you contribute each year to your council's FOS
campaign? I hope you are generous givers as if you have a money machine, your
council needs the money too. How much do you contribute as a unit?
If you want to give your graduating Webelos Scouts a send off, I would be
inclined to fund a campership for them to go to summercamp their first year in
the troop, regardless of which troop they join.
There really is nothing wrong with "keeping it in the family" the way you are,
but I think you are carrying it a bit far. Just my opinion.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City