Where do Boy Scout dues go? One hundred percent of dues paid by Boy Scouts go to the national office of the Boy Scouts of America. If local troops want money for camping trips or other activities, they have to raise it for themselves, by recycling Christmas trees, washing cars, or other fund-raisers.
Once incorporated into the BSA’s budget, those dues go to pay for, among other things, salaries and pensions for BSA executives. Including, it was reported last week, the pension for Douglas Sovereign Smith – the former head of BSA’s youth protection program – who was just released from federal prison after serving a seven-year sentence on child pornography charges.
It’s bad enough that Smith was the proverbial fox guarding the chicken coop. But that he continues to draw a Boy Scout paycheck is too much.