Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Troop Accounts
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 07:24:30 -0500
I need some wisdom from the group.
About six boys left one unit and transferred into another. There was
some personality conflicts within the leadership of the troop, so the
transfer kept the boys in scouting.
Here is the problem. Their old troop had set up "scout accounts". Each
of these scouts had money in their accounts. They want the money to be
transferred to their Scout Accounts in their new unit.
The old troop is bulking at the idea. Each month the scouts ask for a
status of their old accounts. Each side is getting upset at the other.
The old troop has contacted the district commissioner on policy on this
issue. For what we know, there are not local or national policies on
scout accounts. The policy is up by the individual units and the
chartered organization. My understanding, the old troop is afraid that
they will be creating some kind of policy that other units would have to
follow. They claim that other units do not transfer accounts.
We are trying to explain to their old unit that the money was set up for
scouting. As long as the boys remain in scouting, then the money they
earned for scouting should follow them. It would be different if the
boys dropped out of scouting, but they did not.
Okay. That is the problem in a nut shell. What great wisdom do you all
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