My sons recently crossed over from Cub Scouts to a Troop that (in my opinion) seems to be much more adult run than it should be. One of the rules that they have is that scouts can’t handle money at any of our fundraisers. Before I go trying to change this silliness, I wanted to find out if that’s actually a BSA level rule or just our troop?
My daughter started handling a cash box and counting change at her Girl Scout cookie booths when she was in kindergarten. My boys have done it since they were Wolves or Bears (our pack didn’t have booths when we started) at our popcorn booths. Now that they are older apparently they can’t be trusted with it? Obviously there needs to be adult supervision, but I firmly believe that at these type of booths, that’s all the adults should be doing - supervising.
If the adults are cooking brats because the scouts can’t be trusted for food safety reasons and the adults are handling the money, why even have the scouts there? To hold a sign?
I’m just wondering if this is unique to our troop so I have a little encouragement to try to change it.