Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Eagle project finances
Re: Eagle project finances
Paul S. Wolf
Thu, 25 Feb 1999 10:15:28 -0500
Ed S wrote: (drastically clipped)
> The Situation: A Life Scout is working on his Eagle project. He is
> receiving numerous small donations from various sources. They (not
> sure if it was the Scout or parents) ask the troop treaurer if she
> would mind if they ran the money through the troop account.
> Another parent (son has recently completed his project), MC, says that
> it is not proper because, .... "The Scout has to open his own checking
> account for the project money. It is a REQUIREMENT that he manage all
> the funds, etc."
> The Question:
> Is there any requirement for the scout to handle the finances of the
> project through a seperate account? Or is this another unintentional
> added requirement?
There is NO such requirement. The only requirement is to:
While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a
service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or
your community. (The project should benefit an organization other than
Boy Scouting.) The project idea must be approved by your Scoutmaster and
troop committee and approved by the council or district before you
start. You must use the Life to Eagle Packet, BSA Publication No.
18-927, in meeting this requirement.
In fact, asking the Treasurer to handle the funds sounds to me as if the
Scout is giving leadership by involving another person in the project.
There is NOTHING in the Eagle Packet that says the Scout must "open a
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
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