Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Scout Accounts
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 11:32:31 -0500
Whether or not the money in a Scout Account should be transferred depends
on the understanding everyone had when the accounts were created. There
are three options as I see it.
1) The money is an incentive for the Scouts to participate in the Troop's
Fundraisers and activities and is another shared resource of the Troop
which is available for a Scout's use in Troop Activities.
2) The money is cash earned by the Scout by fundraising or has been
deposited in the Scout's Account to support his participation in Scouting
3) The money is cash earned by the Scout or deposited in an account for
him which is managed by the Troop.
If the first applies, then no money should be transfered. If the second
applies then the money should be transfered to the Scout's new Troop. If
the last applies the money should be transfered to the Scout and he can
decide what to do with it - use it now or put it in the new Troop's Scout
Account. Each of these options is correct and results directly from the
reason for having the Scout Account. As long as everyone understands the
underlying goal for the Scout Account, there should be no problems.
However, if there is no understanding that has been communicated on the
purpose of the Account, then I believe that the money should be considered
in category 3 and the money transfered. Following this, the Troop and the
Troop Committee needs to come to an agreement for the purpose behind the
Scout Account and communicate it to all concerned.
Troop 417 Scoutmaster Emeritus and ASM
Buckeye District Boy Scout RT Commissioner
Post 214 - Black Sheep OA Dance Team and Construction Crew - Advisor
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