I'm extremely puzzled why the local Boy Scout council won't / can't disclose the budget of a recent 4 day day camp for cub scouts. Several parents have asked how our $100 / scout camp fee was spent. We did some rough math and as far as we can tell camp cost approx $40 / camper. The local council claims that they spent 90% of the fee on the actual camp.
Several parents have been asking for a copy of the budget and they refuse to give us a copy. I don't understand how you can't have an idea on how the money was sent / allocated to run the camp. Below is the response from council. I'm curious if this is normal and they keep saying that "Non-For Profit" accounting is different. We don't care how they report to the IRS we just want to know how our fees have been used.
Concerning the budget: There is no specific budget for the Day camp. All the camps are run under one budget to control expenses. As we discussed the other day with nonprofit accounting, I currently have nothing to show you. Once the event is officially closed, we will have a clearer picture of the issue.
Any feedback is appreciated. How can they run an event when they have no idea on the receivables/payables for the event.