Re: Troop Trailer
Jason Cruse (jcruse@SOCKET.NET)
Mon, 20 Jul 1998 14:43:28 -0500
Our troop was given a trailer this past spring. After some research, we
have learned that many troops have homemade trailers (as is ours). This
offers many advantages in the areas you are concerned about. Our taxes are
minimal because, since it is homemade, the value is very low. I think our
taxes are $4 per year. If you've been following the threads about trailers
over the past 4 weeks, you know that they are dangerous places to store
things, because they are easily stolen. We still keep everything in our
troop shed, and move it all into each patrol's area in the trailer. Then,
we head out.
Ownership of the trailer is a concern for many groups. Ours is listed as
"Friends of Troop 147". This gets around a couple of things. First, it
means that no one person has control of the trailer. Second, since our
troop is not allowed to "own" any vehicles by rule of our chartered partner,
we escape trouble with them. Technically, it is the friends who own the
trailer. Many troops have it licensed to "Parents of Troop xxx" or
whatever, with the mailing address of the "most stable person" supporting
From: bob prentice <bobp@ROBSCI.COM>
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU>
Date: Monday, July 20, 1998 2:20 PM
Subject: Troop Trailer
>I need some advise on purchasing a trailer for our troop. We currently do
>not have one, and when we go on our outings we have to cram all the
>equipment in the parents vans or trucks, leaveing little room for the boys.
>When talking to our Scoutmaster, while he admitted it would be a good thing
>to have one, he (being a lawyer), was concerned about the liability,
>insurance and the like.
>How does your troop handle it and about what price would be good for a new
>and or used trailer of this type?
>Thanks for your help in advance.
>ASM Troop 263
>Pacific Skyline Council
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