Money Issues (GIRL SCOUTS) Please Help!!
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|Sat, 08-22-2009 - 5:03pm|
Hi Everyone. I am going into my 8th year as a leader. Started with my oldest daughters troop when she was a Daisy and in Kindergarten, she is now going into 7th grade and in her 2nd year as Cadettes.
My 10 year old daughter was part of that same troop as were other girls. But then we had to split off. We seperated ALL by age level because we thought it would be easier. So last year, in HEr first year of Juniors, I teamed up with another mom. We had not been able to lead together in the past, but we figured it would be easier now with only ONE age level. She is fairly new to scouts, having 4 years vs my 8 years exp.
Anyways, some things happened last year and my own daughter was saying she did not want to be in her troop because she was mean. We had 9 girls and of those 9, FOUR have quit.
I found another troop for my daughter, which I will not be co-lead or leader of. I asked my old co-leader about the funds for my daughter and another girl moving into this new troop.
HERE IS MY MONEY QUESTION: When girls move to a new troop, aren't they entitled to take a portion of funds to their new troop? It was my understanding that we are supposed to do this. So there is over 300.00 in this troop account. For the sake of easy math we sill say there are 10 girls. It is my understanding that we divide those funds evenly and the girls who are departing, take that share into their NEW troop.
I emailed my old co-leader and told her that I wanted to get the funds moved when school started and she told me that in SAFETY WISE it says that the GIRLS in the TROOP deicde HOW MUCH they will send over with the girls who are leaving. So I asked for the pages in safetywise and it said NO SUCH THING. It did say that girls are involved in the money making process etc. But I dont think it's fair to involve 10 year old girls in deciding how much money goes where for what. THis is a LEADER/COUNCIL thing is it not??
HELP!!! If my daughter hadn't worked so hard on cookie and fall sales, I probably would let it go, but it's the principal of the thing and bringing in 2 new girls to a troop that has no funds left.
Thanks so much