RE: [Scouter_T] Re: Fee Increase?
- You are absolutely right; someone has to pay. But by the same token at some
point someone says "it just ain't worth it." The BENEFIT you mention is
very intangible and often not even noticed for a number of years after
leaving the program. Where is the tipping point were the cost exceeds the
benefit? I'm sure I don't know, but I'm also sure that there will be a
number of folks that will be 'running the numbers' the next time their unit
I can go camping for much less and don't even have to mess with a tour
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2009 8:56 PM
Subject: [Scouter_T] Re: Fee Increase?
Merit badge books, patches, handbooks, uniforms, jamboree site, equipment,
transportation etc etc etc etc.
It is ALL for the Scouts !
WHO besides Scouts SHOULD pay for it?? The Scoutmaster maybe? The taxpayer?
WHO should pay? It ain't free!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Roy Fisher" <rfisher003@...> wrote:
> But let's look at the larger picture: 50% increase in registration fees
> (hardly minor in my book), merit badge books that cost $4.95 up from less
> than $3.00, rank patches, merit badges etc. increased over 100% in the
> time frame as the registration increase, higher camping fees, increased
> transportation costs, the cost of equipment, and oh yeah the new uniform.
> And if you are in Cubs you get to buy a spiffy new neckerchief,
> slide and hat each year...
> But I guess BSA has to find the funding for their new National Jamboree
> somewhere, so why not put it on the backs of Scouts?
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