Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Refunds for Scouts leaving troop
Re: Refunds for Scouts leaving troop
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 10:33:03 -0400
First, I'd be a bit concerned as to why the troop doesn't have the money
right now. How are the boys' accounts accounted? Shouldn't the money in
his account actually exist in the Troop's bank account and be reserved only
for their expenses?
Anyway, our troop's policy is that any money in a boy's account gets turned
into the general troop funds if the boy leaves Scouting, or we'll send a
check to his new troop if he's transferring. However, we don't have any
weekly dues, so we generally don't have much money going directly from the
family into the boys' accounts, unless it's for special reason, like
registrations, summer camp, etc., and those get spent for that reason.
We did have a special case last year when we went to Gettysburg. The
families each paid into the boys' accounts to cover what we couldn't raise
in candy sales. But we did such a good job being Thrifty (and we still had
a fantastic time, BTW) that we saved about $70 per person from our expected
needs. We gave the choice to either directly refund the scout or leave it
in his account.
So I would probably vote for refunding only the $28 he contributed. The
popcorn money came with the help of many other volunteers' hours, intending
that money go towards scouting. It was earned by a scout and should be
spent as a scout. As far as the guilt trip, well that was a contribution to
the troop. Does he want his FOS money back, too?
SMA - Venture, Troop 98
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sarah Nunez [SMTP:trinoaks@FLASH.NET]
> We have a Scout who is leaving our troop, and his father is asking for a
> refund of his troop account. Up til now, our troop policy on boys'
> accounts was intended to direct that they use it for troop functions,
> but it wasn't really clear. In this particular case, the boy had
> contributed $28 in $2 increments along with weekly dues, and he'd earned
> about $250-275 selling popcorn. Unfortunately, the troop doesn't have
> that much money to give him right now.