training staff fees
My 2 cents about staff being charged a fee: I am on the training staff for
my districts' Scoutmasters' Fundamentals and Intro. to Outdoor Leader Skills.
We combine these into one course, spread out over a month's time each
Spring, the only time we offer these 2 courses each year in my district. Each
of the dozen or more staff have traditionally paid about $25.00 each. This
covers our cost of food during the meetings, our supplies, and helps provide
a "startup fund" of sorts for the course.
Partial amounts are refunded after the course, when the whole amount is not
I haven't heard of any talk about paying the fee, and enjoy being on staff
and part of the teaching process. And I don't mind paying my own way,
especially when I know that I am eating some of the food that the money goes
for, and use/consume some of the supplies that the money pays for also.
Marty Smith in CT
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