scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Curious - Money Earning APp
Neil Lupton (NeilLup@AOL.COM
Tue Jun 06 2000 - 06:41:19 CDT
In a message dated 6/6/00 7:29:42 AM, darryl.hammill@NCMAIL.NET writes:
I am curious (and a little concerned). Recently, I have hard that our
District (and maybe Council) is going to try to enforce a policy that
Units who refuse to participate in the annual Popcorn sale will have to,
essentially, pay their "fair share" from whatever other fundraising
ventures they undertake.
I am looking for what is printed on the flip side of the Unit Money
Earning App (for the 10 guides listed there), and I would also be
interested to hear if there are any National BSA Guidelines on a matter
such as this.
Please let me know.
It would be interesting to learn what mechanism the district/council plans to
use to enforce this decision.
On the other hand, do you have a problem with units paying their fair share?
The district and council do have a budget and there are always units who help
and others who through inertia, cheapness, obstinancy or active rebellion do
not support the council financially. And not uncommonly, they are the ones
who demand the most service and complain the loudest about the quality and
quantity of service and "We never see the DE!"
I am not sure that the district and council have a "stick" that they can use
with nonsupporters. But there certainly are "carrots" that can be made
available for those who do support including discounts at Scout Stores,
preferred reservations at camps, etc. etc.