scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Troop equipment
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Sun Nov 07 1999 - 10:02:45 CST
On Sun, 7 Nov 1999, Sarah Nunez wrote:
> On 11/06/99, Nell Colbert <ncolbert@CFL.RR.COM> wrote:
> >What if - the unit gets completely fed up with the CO for whatever
> >reason and decides to find a new CO? What happens to the unit's
> >equipment then?? The original CO did not close the unit - the unit
> standpoint, I think it's clear that the equipment should follow the
> troop, not the CO, since it's the troop that earned the money for the
Well, but ... here I'll wade back up to my assets in 'gators ...
*IF* the "Troop" is "owned" by the CO, then any money the Troop raises
also belongs to the CO, and no matter what it is spent on, the materiel
purchased _also_ belongs to the CO.
*IF* the "Troop" is "not owned" by the CO, OK, anything the Troop bought
with money it raised belongs to the Troop.
And then on the third hand, many Troop actually get real money from their
CO in the form of a bottomless checkbook (or so I'm told; can't say I
have personal knowledge of any Troop that lucky!) and in that case,
ownership of the Troop is irrelevant, because CO money was used to buy
something and QED that something "belongs" to the purchaser until/unless
presented as a gift. "Use of" does not constitute, AFAIK, a gift. And
then (four hands, now), if the CO just hands the Troop Treasurer a check
for $400 a year, the "ownership" issue re-arises.
And, hey, gee, I found a fifth hand -- what if some of what the Troop
"owns" is bought outright by an innocent bystander and donated to "Mr.
Cobb for the Troop"? Or what if the Troop has a mixture of self-owned
and CO_owned materiel?
Moreover, "Jack my DE says John the CE told him that National said ..."
is called Hearsay in a court of law and isn't worth the paper it's
written on (g) if National actually has a piece of paper that says
differently. Until someone puts something in writing, you may as well
ask your Ouija board.
Excedrin Headache # 27.