Robert Caron (robert.caron@UMB.EDU)
Tue, 11 Aug 1998 13:31:30 -0400
We cover mileage, but in a less sophisticated way.
When the Troop goes on a long-distance trip, usually over 100 miles one way,
we figure an approximate amount to cover gas, tolls, and other actual
out-of-pocket expenses, say $20/car. Then we figure a regular car would
transport about 5 people, so say about $4/head. Then we add that $4 to the
"fee" for that trip which includes food money and any camping fees, etc. If
we need to take the trailer, pulled by a scouter with a pickup, we figure that
guy alone needs say about $30 to cover gas, so we prorate that too. Everyone
(adults included) pays the same "fee" to go on the campout. Any odd dollars
over or under, mainly due to number attending, are handled by the Troop
treasury. After everyone is signed up and money collected and deposited
(usually 10 days prior), the patrols are given the food portion, the Treasurer
pays any event fees (if he hasn't already), and at the time of the trip the
gas money is given to the drivers.
> DAVID A. VINING wrote:
> To all of those "One-Hour-A-Weekers"
> Our TC members are entering into a debate in the next few days.
> "To Pay or Not to Pay" mileage to those drivers who bring Scouts
> and/or equipment to Summer Camp (also included were Troop campouts
> that were over say 100 miles distant).
Troop Committee Secretary, Northborough Troop 101
Brotherhood, Chippanyonk Lodge #59, OA
Knox Trail Council #244, BSA
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