scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Out of Council Troops must pay more?
Joseph Alessi (JosephAlessi@COMPUSERVE.COM
Tue Nov 30 1999 - 10:59:10 CST
Joel Korczynski asks:
> Why does any council charge more for the same site to an out of council
> verses an in council unit?
Would you still feel the same way if it was set up as a 33% discount for
in-council units? <g>
I would look at this from the point of view of the in-council units. Don't
forget that they support the council's camp through things such as Friends
of Scouting and service projects. The volunteers in that council probably
feel that they deserve first crack at their own camps, and should get the
Don't forget that it's the job of the council camping committee, under the
jurisdiction of the council VP Program, to set camping fees. While they
certainly have a professional adviser, these individuals are all volunteers,
and struggle to keep the cost as low as possible for the units in the
council. If their camp is so attractive that out of council units are
willing to pay a premium to go there, it's hard to argue with them on this
As Vice Chair Program for my district, I know that it's frustrating for a
local unit who can't get a "good" week at one of our camps because they
filled up early with out of council units. By 9/1/99 the two "prime" weeks
at both Resica Falls and Treasure Island were closed to additional bookings.
If it were left to the leaders of one of these units, they would tell out of
council units to get their own camp!
If you feel strongly about this, I suggest that you sit down and write a
nice letter to the Vice President Program of the council you are talking
about, and let him know how you feel.
Vice-Chair, Program Lafayette District
ASM Troop 313, Cradle of Liberty Council
Quartermaster, Jambo 2001 Committee
Adviser to the Treasurer, Unami Lodge One
I used to be an Owl!