Overdrawn Scout Accounts

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Overdrawn Scout Accounts

Postby VenturingL » Tue May 07, 2013 1:24 pm

How does your unit handle overdrawn scout accounts?
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Re: Overdrawn Scout Accounts

Postby Quailman » Tue May 07, 2013 2:30 pm

It depends on how much and the timing. If there are pending fundraiser proceeds that we haven't received from council, we wait. Otherwise an e-mail does the trick. We don't have the problem that I think you're asking about.
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Re: Overdrawn Scout Accounts

Postby topshot » Wed May 08, 2013 12:58 pm

I assume you mean accounts within the unit's financial controls. Except for the annual fee, we instituted a pay before you play policy a couple years ago to prevent that and it has worked well. If a Scout doesn't get his money in on time, he doesn't go. We will allow the activity leader to make exceptions for last minute people (provide their own food, etc). For our annual fee, we allow 6 weeks to get it taken care of but will allow payments if that is too much for a family at one time.
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Re: Overdrawn Scout Accounts

Postby Mrw » Thu May 09, 2013 8:41 am

If you mean "scout dollar" accounts, we do not have a problem with them being overdrawn as we check the balance available before accepting that a fees is being paid that way.
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Re: Overdrawn Scout Accounts

Postby jr56 » Thu May 09, 2013 11:13 am

I have never encounter many problems like that. The few that I have encountered were handled on a case by case basis.
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Re: Overdrawn Scout Accounts

Postby smtroop168 » Thu May 09, 2013 7:50 pm

VenturingL wrote:How does your unit handle overdrawn scout accounts?

Refer them to Requirement 2 in the Personal management MB? :)

We don't have an issue with anything like this.
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Re: Overdrawn Scout Accounts

Postby gkennedy3 » Thu May 23, 2013 8:31 pm

All ISA's (Individual Scout Accounts) must be in the black to be recognized at Courts of Honor. This has been the not always adhere'd to policy. Also, prior to a large expenditure (e.g. registration for Summer Camp), deposits are required on a periodic basis to secure and hold their spot. If there are family financial issues then we consider camperships, etc.
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