scouts-l Mail Archive for September of 2000: Re: campout costs
Robert Caron (Robert.Caron@UMB.EDU
Thu Sep 07 2000 - 09:14:12 CDT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Arend [mailto:mwarend@INTERNETWIS.COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 10:26 PM
> To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU
> Subject: campout costs
> So here's a survey. Do adults pay the same fee as youth,
> go for free, or some other arrangement? What about gas costs?
With very few exceptions, leaders and scouts on a trip incur the same
expenses -- basically one or more of: food, registration/participation
fees, camping fees, and transportation.
We set a cost based on these expenses and breaking even. Everyone who goes
pays. In practice, we only include transportation for trips over an hour
away. In that case, drivers get the transportation monies collected.
Example: we're going to the Norwich University Camporee. Cost per person
is $27 which includes $12 registration, $10 food and $5 transportation
(based on an average carload of 5 getting $25 gas money). Everyone pays $27
and drivers get gas money back.
It may seem like a lot of money shuffling but we find it's the fairest way
and accommodates last minute changes, etc.
Troop Committee Secretary, Northborough Troop 101
Publications Adviser, Chippanyonk Lodge #59, OA
Knox Trail Council #244, BSA