Who “owns” the pack, troop or crew?
Scouting Charters are held by a chartering organization owns all of the assets of a Scout unit.
As for whether or not they will dictate how the money is spent; the chartered organization is responsible to make sure finances are administered properly.
In practice most chartered organizations do not get very involved in the management of the finances or the program, they entrust those decisions to the volunteers involved.
Someone is registered as the chartered organization representative, they handle the relationship between the packs volunteers and the chartered organization.
Most of the time the charter for a unit predates the present volunteers and many of the people at the chartering organization. Nobody may know how any of this is arranged because they weren’t around when it was set up. See the Chartered Organization Representative Guidebook link in the podcast notes to learn more.
In This Podcast
[0:19] How do you make a mosquito repellant?
[1:07] Mailbag, Intro
[5:44] Andrea Kuperman’s advice on working with Scout parents
[7:20] Scott Williams asks about parents driving Scouts to activities.
[10:45] Who “owns” the pack, troop or crew?
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