Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Donations
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 17:27:57 -0600
Joel Korczynski wrote:
> I am told it is ok for a Scout to do for someone (no names mentioned )and to
> expect a donation in return, wake up people!! It is against the rules and
> Scout Law and Scout Oath for a Scout to do something for someone expecting a
> reward. It is unethical. If you think it is you are not following the Scout
> Law and Oath. JM
So Joel, and I'm not flaming you, just trying to clarify a point, what
do you think about a Scout operated car wash, or even a chili supper?
My point is, I think it depends on the circumstance and context. To
offer to rake an elderly person's yard as "a good turn" and then expect
a donation, would certainly be inappropriate, but I don't think you
should use too wide a brush.
Just My opinion, yours may vary. And if it does...that's okay!