Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Troop Accounts
Re: Troop Accounts
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 09:54:54 -0500
On Mon, 30 Nov 1998, Drew Mrenna wrote:
> 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.
I don't think so. The risk of turning a transferring Scout into a
financial commodity is too great.
This is, however, one of the reasons I oppose having Scout Accounts.
Few Scouts are mature enough to recognize or appreciate the difference
between having funds set aside for use on their behalf and "My Money."
The money is the Troop's (or the CO's), not the Scout's.
And, I agree that the opportunity to set a precedent definitely exists,
and once set will be difficult to buck.