scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Out of Council Troops must pay more?
Mario Suarez (Steam0235@AOL.COM
Tue Nov 30 1999 - 12:09:38 CST
I know that this is practiced by the Denver Area Council, however, the
cost is only 15 (170 rather than 155). This is done because we are funded by
our council and the local troops contribute to the council funds.
Take this from an in council troop's perspective. The in council troop
pays the camp fee and also raises money for teh council through there
rechartering and through contributing money through Friends of Scouting. Our
local troops also often contribute through OA to improve our camp, and local
leaders help out as volunteers at our camp. Seeing that an incouncil unit
does all of this and an out of council troop does not I find it fair that an
out of council troop pay a slightly larger fee. However I feel that a 150%
charge is rather excessive and unfair to out of council troops.
In a message dated 11/30/99 9:08:57 AM Mountain Standard Time,
<< Why does any council charge more for the same site to an out of council
verses an in council unit? I just had a run in with a council who wanted to
charge 150% of the normal fee just because we are out of council. Does it
cost the camp 50% more to host my unit? If so what is it that I am paying the
extra amount for? They tell me they must charge this to cover their costs.
What cost? No one could answer that one. Are we not all Scouts? Aren't we
doing this for the boy's? It seems to me that charging more for the same site
to an out of council unit is taking unfair advantage of the out council
units. JM >>