Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: On-time Raffle
Re: On-time Raffle
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 10:05:10 -0400
Of course, a raffle is one that involves a game of chance with prizes of
value, so I don't think what you have in mind qualifies as a raffle.
On the other hand, to remove any doubt of propriety, why not just have your
Scribe(s) log Scouts in and out of meetings "on-time". And eliminate the
"chance" aspect by giving everyone who meets whatever standard you set the
same incentive. There's nothing wrong with giving incentives, even with
substantial value, for participation . . . provided everyone has an equal opportunity.
Irene Kempf wrote:
> I gave the suggestion to use an on time raffle for the boys. Giving them
> incentive to arrive on time and stay until the end. The comment was made
> that "BSA does not sanction raffles". Can we clarify this?
> It is my understanding that it is OK to have a raffle as long as you do not
> charge for the ticket. The ticket is given free to every scout who arrives
> on time. Is this correct?
Troop Committee Secretary, Northborough Troop 101
Brotherhood, Chippanyonk Lodge #59, OA
Knox Trail Council #244, BSA