Scout Troop paid with unit Fast Offering funds

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snjhardy
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Scout Troop paid with unit Fast Offering funds

Postby snjhardy » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:43 pm

A unit in our stake has a Scouting fundraiser where they cut and sell firewood. The ward also has some members that cannot provide for their own heating wood, so the unit typically pays for their firewood from fast offering funds, much the same as a bishop would authorize payment of natural gas/electric utility bills for a member. This summer the scout troop provided firewood for one of the members for whom they typically purchase firewood. Their dilemma now is how can they utilize fast offering funds to pay the Other:Scout Camp fund for the firewood they provided to the fast offering recipient?

Is the solution to simply write a fast offering check to the Ward and deposit it to the Other:Scout Camp subcategory?

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Re: Scout Troop paid with unit Fast Offering funds

Postby Gary_Miller » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:12 pm

snjhardy wrote:A unit in our stake has a Scouting fundraiser where they cut and sell firewood. The ward also has some members that cannot provide for their own heating wood, so the unit typically pays for their firewood from fast offering funds, much the same as a bishop would authorize payment of natural gas/electric utility bills for a member. This summer the scout troop provided firewood for one of the members for whom they typically purchase firewood. Their dilemma now is how can they utilize fast offering funds to pay the Other:Scout Camp fund for the firewood they provided to the fast offering recipient?

Although this can be done it would be much better if the Young Men just donated the wood as a service. Thus freeing FO money up for other needs.


snjhardy wrote:Is the solution to simply write a fast offering check to the Ward and deposit it to the Other:Scout Camp subcategory?

This is how you would do it. Just make sure you have all the proper documentation which would include Bishops approval and a Bill/Receipt, the same way you would do it in your ward for other FO expenses.


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