scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Curious - Money Earning APp
Mike Malone (fogeyman@BIGFOOT.COM
Tue Jun 06 2000 - 07:14:49 CDT
Certainly your District has no such power. The district doesn't even exist
as a legal entity.
So far as I know, the only power the council has over the unit is in
withholding or revoking a charter, in which case there would be no unit at
all. A case of cutting of your nose to spite your face?
It sounds weird, but I have known a council to threaten that sort of thing
over donated funds. It happened to the troop I was in in West Plains, MO,
in the old Ozarks Council. The LOCAL United Way wanted to give us money. I
need to make clear that we did NOT solicit this in ANY way. It was just
that the local UW perferred to keep the money IN TOWN.
Council decided that because it was UW, that money was rightfully THEIRS,
and threatened to (and did, for a while) withhold our charter if we didn't
send it to them. This with a 50-year old troop.
We finally msent Council a letter saying they could have the money (we never
saw it) from UW if UW wanted to send it to them, but that we would not
accept it from UW -- we were lucky and had plenty of money from other
fundraisers. We sent a letter to UW explaining the situation.
I'm not positive, but I don't think Council ever saw that oney. I think the
Girl Scout troops got it.
Incidentally, this was the troop that got me started in Scouting. I joined
as ASM because I had to drive my two sons 20 miles to the meetings anyway,
and I like camping. My boss was the Scoutmaster. After a year and a half
the walked up to me and said "Gues what? You're Scoutmaster now!"
How do you tell your boss "NO"?
The rest is history.
Troop 329, Sioux District, GSLAC
ASM-Troop Guides, C-39-00
I useta be a bear...
From: Scouts-L Youth Group List [mailto:Scouts-L@listserv.tcu.edu]On
Behalf Of Darryl Hammill
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 11:05 AM
Subject: Curious - Money Earning APp
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.