Re: activitiy fees
Michael A. Golrick (mgolrick@SCLC.ORG)
Thu, 24 Sep 1998 12:19:14 -0400
John M. Teske <Jmteske@AOL.COM> wrote:
>Our Council has a 17.5% activity fee that is tacked on to all activities for
>our scouts. The 17.5% is for intangibles and is added on after all the
>materials are paid for which is everything!
>I have a problem with this as we provide the trained leaders to run the
>activities. Then they turn around and charge our scouts to attend. This is
>added on to everything. the 17.5% is a bit steep when applied to our ski
>outing lift ticket which runs $20, at group rate, bringing the total to $23.50
>without adding the tangible charges. Adding a patch added $2 more to the
>cost. They made money there too.
>Last year with 250 skiers they had to profit $1,000 after expenses.
>I can see adding a $1 or $2 for insurance but 17.5% seems a bit steep. This
>is apparently added to the Jamboree trip fee also.
>How does this work elsewhere?
I think that what varies is the %. I know that there have been some
responses on the list already (the problem of getting it Digested).
In my Council the amount is 15% of the gross INCOME. It goes to overhead.
Now, I ran a "preconference" for one of my professional associations and
there the overhead is 18% of income.
In my council, you begin by estimating income, then the overhead, then you
get to the expenses including $1.00 per person for property insurance AND
$.35 per attendee per day for other insurance ------and that only if the
units show their policies!
However, we are not (yet) charged for the use of Council camps (although
building charges will be a dispute for the fall camporee in my district --
I am the chair), so I guess we come to the good. We still can do camporees
for $8.00 /head with 2 nights camping (Friday/Saturday) and patches for
each event including special staff patches.
On the other hand, we don't sweat it if we go over budget......what are
they going to do, bill the attendees extra? NOT! In our case, once the
budget is approved, that is the last that the chair sees of it!
CC Troop 68, Trumbull CT
Nutmeg District Committee Member-at-large
...and..a Buffalo working his ticket (NE II-90)
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