scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Needy Scouts
Thu Feb 03 2000 - 18:12:50 CST
We ALWAYS make a statement every year well before camp that this troop wants
everyone who wants to attend camp to be able to do so. For summer camp we
usually do 1/3 troop cost, 1/3 family, and 1/3 council for needy scouts. One
year we had six scouts in need some tempory while in summer 1999 we had none.
You never know from year to year. Part of our troop budget is for aiding
scout in this situation or paying half of the cost for council JLT training.
Some years we have needed more and suddenly with a few well placed words here
comes a couple hundred dollars from local friends of scouting.
For this particular situation you can announce to the troop that if they have
outgrown winter snow boots that a donation to the troop for others to use
would be a good thing to do.............just like a uniform holding area in
the troop for those out grown sizes or those that have left scouting to
donate their uniform too.
John Blanchard SM Troop 35 Narragansett Council (Rhode Island)