Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Traditional Scouting Programs and Trends
Re: Traditional Scouting Programs and Trends
Mon, 20 Dec 1999 22:09:52 -0500
Just to address ONE of your points. There are still monies available
to fund units in depressed neighborhoods, where the council provides
partial uniforms, books, and even hires a unit leader. I can't say if
it has a specific name, but it does make Scouting available to
kids-at-risk, and looks to be a great idea. And, no, it won't add any
more to phantom units than the practice of registering the names of 5
adults and 6 boys who "belong" to a unit whose treasury still shows a
balance of over $80.
Mike Montalvo wrote:
> I've gotten a couple of really interesting responses.
> One Scouter of many years told me that if I had a couple of hours he
> could go into detail about "Chicago-gate", a person named "Storrs
> Smith", paper units, non-existent scouts and the hiring of an outside
> audit firm. He indicated that there were monies made available
> nationally to register Scouts that couldn't afford the fees and this
> resulted in "phantom scouts" and units.
> Was this the Boypower thing?
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