FOR NEW PARENTS
What’s all this Going to Cost?
We believe deeply in the value of Scouting, and we don’t want any child or youth to be unable to participate because of financial considerations. Scouting isn’t free, but we work hard to keep it affordable. And if it still isn’t for you, we encourage you to contact us to learn about assistance options.
The annual Scouting membership fee is $25.
Your pack or troop may charge an additional annual or monthly fee to help cover awards, books, training materials, and other unit costs. The additional dollar above the national fee provides accident and sickness insurance for your scout.
Expect to pay roughly $100 for a complete new Cub Scout uniform and about $130 to $150 for a Boy Scout or Venturer uniform. Obviously, as your Scouts grow, they’ll need larger pants and shirts, but other uniform elements, like neckerchiefs and belts, can be kept.
Sending a Scout to summer camp costs about $230 for six days, including food. There are additional fees for certain activities to cover supplies and other expenses. These range from $10 to $40. Other camps are substantially less. Winter Camp, for example, is $100 per Scout. The council’s Spring Family Camp for Cub Scouts is $35.
Camping and other activities outside the council may be more costly. Attending the 10-day National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia in 2017, for example, cost roughly $1,400 per Scout, including travel.
Sign Me Up!
Your child can join Scouting anytime, although units typically recruit new members near the beginning of the school year. If you’re not already aware of a unit serving your neighborhood,
visit exploring.org to
FIND A CLUB/POST >
visit stemscouts.org to
FIND A LAB >
or give us a call at the council service center and we’ll be happy to connect you.