scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Two Threads
Patrick Hummert (troop_765@YAHOO.COM
Mon Feb 14 2000 - 20:17:54 CST
--- larry fenter <fenter@BELLSOUTH.NET> wrote:
> Question, is there any other Troops on this list
> believe the Pack should help fund summer camp?
> If so how much?
> I have never heard of doing this before. Our Pack
> could not do this with our budget. On the other hand
> our Troop does not have the need to enact this.
It all depends on when the Webelos are to Cross Over
into the Troop! One of the Packs that feed our Troop
does the Crossing Over in February. Most often those
Scouts will be able to raise enough money to pay for
Summer Camp in the 2-3 fund-raisers that we promote
We do how ever, get Scouts from two other Packs, both
doing the Cross Over in April! As we not uncommonly
go to Summer Camp as early as the last week of June,
that only allows for 1-2 fund-raisers! If worked hard
this can still pay for Camp!
However, we are dealing with a high percentage of
single parent, low to medium income families that
still find it hard to pick up the costs of
registration, uniform updates, new book, and any other
personal gear to move the Scout into an active camping
It is for these families that we have realized the
need to provide early education, guidance and alt.
payment plans as a way of making sure that no boy is
left behind!! There are just as many Scouting
families in the Troop that have been able to open
their wallet or just write a check to deal with the
whole thing and never take part in fund-raisers!
Our goal again, is to make sure that those in need are
not left behind!
That is why I collect used sleeping bags, uniforms and
back packs at the yard sales and thrift stores! For
some, this "loaner gear" is the difference of a boy
crossing over and one that drops out!
Keep Scouting Fun!......To enjoy yet another day of
happy Scout faces within the great outdoors!
Pat Hummert, SM
Troop 765, GSLAC
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