As for the budget, we are aware that the pack is using atrocious fiscal controls. Our CC and treasurer are mother/daughter. The only report on the bank account is a monthly word document from the treasurer, that as DL we used to get a copy of, but now that the mother of the treasurer has become CC, we no longer get a copy of. We heard that they are going ahead with getting debit cards (against BSA policy) and last we heard the CC determined that the word document was sufficient reporting and that the bank statements would not be turned over to either the Cubmaster or Secretary for records. All of this is secondhand, however, as the last "leaders meeting" we tried to attend we were kicked out of. It is pretty much straight out of the "how to embezzle money" playbook. But COR and Council have supposedly been made aware of it, and don't seem to mind. Apparently we really trust this family. If I had to guess, we don't actually have a written budget.
As others have said, there should be total transparency in unit finances. I was Treasurer for our Troop/Pack for over twenty years. Along came a couple of cronies who, for some reason, just didn't want me to have the job. Mind you, I would bring a large ring binder with ALL the bank statements and cancelled checks, all receipts, the checkbook itself, and the ledger. I too would just copy transactions and numbers from the previous month onto a word document. (Excel is NOT my friend!) Spending categories were accurately and painstakingly broken down and accounted for to the penny. Despite the fact that I would bring everything, lay it on the table, remind everyone that all was open for inspection, no one ever looked at any of it! Hmmm... After a few months of harrassment (read: insinuation of mishandling of funds) by the "cronies", I walked away from the job. They couldn't wait to audit my books! When the report was given that "all appears to be in good order" by those who did the audit, I was told by someone present that the Cronies' faces dropped. Big Time. They were actually removed by the CO for this and other antics. They now reside in another unit across town, and I'm told that the "house" isn't exactly in "good order". Kind of self-fulfiliing.
Do you know who your Chartered Organization Representative is? Is he/she OK with the present arrangement? If so, there's really nothing you can do about it. The District/Council doesn't get involved in these types of matters unless they're not getting their share of the action.
Also, debit cards aren't prohibited by BSA, but they do declare them "not recommended" or "strongly discouraged". Our CO prohibits the use of them by the troop and pack, and when they found out they were using them (after my Treasurer gig), they went directly to the bank and cancelled them!
Just my $.04
Edited by frankpalazzi, 13 March 2017 - 09:37 PM.