In reviewing the Handbook policies for "Other" account and fundraising I am concerned that this type of funding is not a specific one-time funding as noted in Handbook:
As an exception, a stake president or bishop may authorize one group fund-raising activity each year. Such an activity may be held to raise funds for the following purposes only:
1. To help pay the cost of one annual camp or similar activity.
The deposits are made usually in addition to separate fund raising activities (i.e. flags for Scouts)In addition, the checks have been made to Boy Scout Troop 496 which I believe the church does not want camp fundraising checks made out to "Boy Scouts" but to Ward.
Does anyone have Stake/Ward units also participating in these programs? The Bishopric is in full support of participation in these programs and I know this is done in other Wards in the Stake with implied if not actual consent of Stake leadership. Is this something that should be addressed to Stake Clerk and/or Bishop has possible problem with following Church policies? Just looking to see if anyone else has addressed this type of issue before. Thanks.