Unit Deposit Accounts

Units in the Far East Council (Packs, Troops, Crews, and Ships) are able to use a Unit Deposit Account (UDA) to keep funds at the Council office that can be used to pay for council event registrations, unit registrations, unit charter renewal and purchases through the council scout store.

Unit Committee Chairs have what is called "controller" access which means they have ultimate control over the UDA and who can access it and what permissions they have. Due to this reason it's very important the units immediately report changes in Unit Committee Chairs. In addition the email in my.scouting.org has on file used as the primary email address for the Committee Chair to access the UDA. Anyone can update their my.scouting.org email by signing in and going to Menu>>My Profile>>Scroll down to Email on your profile page.

The Committee Chair of each registered unit is the “Controller” of the Unit Deposit Account, and can:

  • Add Trusted Persons to the Account and determine their permissions. For Example giving parents the ability to put money into the account but not use the money, while allowing specific trusted leaders to use the money toward paying for council related purchases.

  • Make deposits to or use funds within the account toward council related purchases.

  • Elect to receive notifications when there are transactions posted against the account.

  • Determine an amount the unit considers to be a “low balance” for the account.

  • Elect to receive alerts when there is a low balance in the account.

  • View the Unit Transaction History

  • Access the Unit Roster when registering individuals for camps or activities.

  • Set the permissions for these functions for each of the Trusted Persons.

The Committee Chair can also add a second Controller to their Unit Deposit Account. There is no limit to the number of Trusted Persons that can be assigned to a Unit Deposit Account.

Note that you will need to sign into your account using the same email address that is setup for you by the UDA controller for your unit.