scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Troop Budgets
The Gillams (howlers@INTELIPORT.COM
Mon Mar 06 2000 - 07:28:11 CST
The Troop I am affiliated with, to my knowledge, has never proposed a
budget for the year but our new committee chair has asked for one. I've
been the treasure for nearly two years and ASM for a year. After looking
over our check-book, it looks like it took us a little over 2000 dollars
to operate our Troop with about 19 Scouts. The expenses were for normal
things like summer camp deposits, cookouts, cross-overs, re-charter,
COH, advancements, postage, etc. I think this is a good idea so everyone
can see what it cost to operate. We spend the money sensibly with little
extras. Most of the adult leaders, SM and ASM, are spending money out of
their own pockets.
Our committee chair states that the Troop she was with in another stated
operated on about 800 dollars a year a few years ago. This may be so but
seems impossible. The leaders looked over the 1999 expenses and proposed
we will need about 3000 dollars to operated in 2000 because we will soon
have about 27 members when the Webelos cross-over the end of April.
I fear that some of the committee will balk at the 3000 proposed budget.
Our re-charter should be more this year as Council changed months so
last year we had 3 months paid in advance. When I took over as
treasurer, the past treasurer nor committee realized they we having a 25
dollar draw each month due to insufficient funds in their account. I
don't want to see this happen again. A year ago this Troop was very
disorganized and has come a long way in a year towards more
organization. I don't think the committee realizes what it cost to
functions throughout the year.
My curiosity is:
How much do Troops with 19 - 27 members take a year to operate their
Troop 164, ASM