Fiscal Management I

Fiscal Management I (FM I) is designed to give council staff and volunteers a greater understanding of the fiscal management and administrative processes of a local council. The greatest benefits from this course occur when the Scout executive and accounting specialist attend together as well as the council treasurer or other finance volunteers. Due to changes in administrative and accounting requirements of not-for-profit organizations, participation in the course is suggested at least every three years.

Topics include:

  • Learning to create and evaluate financial statements without knowing debits and credits
  • Who sets the accounting standards
  • Interpreting your council’s financial statements
  • Making your financial data easy to understand
  • Managing your cash flow
  • Budgeting
  • Preventing fraud and abuse
  • Internal controls
  • Audits and relationships with auditors
  • Understanding industry changes and trends

The deadline to register and submit payment is 30 days prior to the start of each course. Should the deadline fall on a holiday or weekend, it will be applied on the immediate, next business day. 

If we do not have the minimum number of participants registered at the time of the deadline, the course will be cancelled. The minimum number of participants for this course is 15 and the maximum is 30.

The course fee is $300.00 and participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals.

If you have registration questions, please contact the Strategic Performance office.


Click the course dates to register.




February 26-28, 2019

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Service Center 
Tampa, FL

Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am to Noon

April 30-May 2, 2019

Garden State Council 
Rowan Scout Training Center 
Westampton, NJ

Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am to Noon

June 18-20, 2019

Buckeye Council Service Center 
Canton, OH

Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am to Noon

August 11-13, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel (Prior to Top Hands) 
Dallas, TX

Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
Monday 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 4 pm

October 22-24, 2019

Cascade Pacific Council Service Center 
Portland, OR

Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am to Noon