Yesterday a good neighbor came to the door to collect our Friends of Scouting donation. I told him that we appreciated his efforts on behalf of the scouts, but that this year I would be donating directly to the troop. He responded, “But the money from Friends of Scouting goes to our troop.”

I explained that we don’t see a penny of it directly and he seemed to believe me. As the Scoutmaster, I have a pretty good idea of where our money comes from.

A bit later the deacons came by to collect fast offerings. I gave out troop and the Young Women each the same amount of money. No word from the clerks as to whether this has caused accounting difficulties.