Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Troop Accounts
Re: Troop Accounts
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 07:41:53 -0600
We have accounts for each scout also. We treat their accounts as if it was
a bank. They earned the money so it is theirs. We encourage them to use
the money for "scout related" things.
As to to questions and concerns.........it should go with the boy if they
are asking for it.
At 07:24 AM 11/30/98 -0500, you wrote:
>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
>ADC, UC - National Pike District, Baltimore Area Council
Scoutmaster, Troop 142
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