scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Fund raiser
dave beaver (xl23795@SWBELL.NET
Mon Mar 20 2000 - 11:12:58 CST
Beth Payne suggested that a Council might have rules banning use of the
"purchase cards" for fundraising, e.g. Albertson's Grocery. I have no
plans to research this subject because it does not apply to my unit.
However, it would seem that this would probably be one type of
fundraiser that B.S.A. or a local Council could not ban. I'm fairly
confident that any such ban would be unenforceable and could result in
substantial civil penalties against the B.S.A. or a local Council. You
may want to have your council check with trade or industry group
counsel. This is a small slice of law seldom visited by most lawyers
unless they specialize in antitrust, restraint of trade and other
similar matters on a regular basis. Most agricultural states have
additional, and sometimes more restrictive, populist legislation that
could trap the unwary on this type of ban. In this narrow instance, the
B.S.A. and local councils would not be able to rely on any "non-profit"
protection. Pointing to Charters, Rules and Regulations, etc. would
only make matters worse.
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