Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Troop Accounts
Re: Troop Accounts
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 08:56:01 -0500
>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.
An excellent point, Rodney.
Also, another thing to keep in mind might be to change it from an
"account" to another name; i.e., in my Troop, we have "Scouting Dollars" or
"Troop Points" instead of "money". This accomplishes two things:
1. Scouts realize that it is something earned on an individual
level, eventhough the Troop is managing it, and,
2. The rules are that the "points" (1 point = 1 dollar) are *only*
to be used towards Scouting things, such as camp outs, uniforming, camping
accessories, etc. I can honestly say that we've never had a problem with
Scouts or Leaders abusing this.
Just some ideas...
Hank Nest, Program Director
Beaumont Scout Reservation
Greater Cleveland Council, BSA