Anyone using Quicken for income and expense tracking for Scouting?

rooneype
rooneype Member
edited May 15 in Before you Buy
Anyone using Quicken for income and expense tracking for Scouting?

Hello, I am new to this community and a newly appointed Cub Scout Treasurer. I'm exploring options from Excel to Quickbooks for managing Cub Scout finances and wondering if there is anyone in this community that has hands-on, practical experience with this. Some IRL (in real life) things that need to be accounted for are:
- Scout annual dues
- Different annual fees per scout
- Multiple fundraisers
- Scout fundraising amounts aggregated to an event level
- Linking to a bank and PayPal account
- Annual budgeting and monthly tracking

I have seen references to using Quicken successfully and people creating Quicken accounts per scout but don't know what this means exactly without getting hands on the software. Any practical experience and advice is appreciated.

Thank you,

Patrick

Best Answer

  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2021 Answer ✓
    Having been the treasurer of a Boy Scout troop, there are programs built specifically for scouting and I would suggest looking into them rather than trying to twist Quicken into working for you.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list

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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2021 Answer ✓
    Having been the treasurer of a Boy Scout troop, there are programs built specifically for scouting and I would suggest looking into them rather than trying to twist Quicken into working for you.
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • rooneype
    rooneype Member
    Thank you for the quick reply.
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