scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Two Threads / Two comments
Bill Sheehan (w.sheehan.jr@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Tue Feb 15 2000 - 14:04:35 CST
> Then we find out that the Pack did next to nothing to
> explain the costs of Scouting as well as the
> opportunity for assistance with the cost!
The Pack isn't responsible for this, the parent is responsible for
finding out. I know, because I asked when my kid crossed over. We went
to Scout meetings to visit before he chose a troop. Why didn't the
parent ask what was required. Our troop will tell any parent who listens
what they will need if the parent cares to ask! It's my responsibility
to ask how much mileage a car gets before I buy, too. My kid is more
valuable than a Chevy. It wouldn't hurt if a Pack gives the BOYS a list
of things to ask and compare from troop to troop, but it's not the Packs
responsibility to make sure I can afford a troop.
>Question, is there any other Troops on this list that
>believe the Pack should help fund summer camp?
>If so how much?
Why should the Pack give it's assets away to someone who is leaving a
unit? Makes no sense to me. Scouting is pay as you go.