Cost of Scouting

Personal Management Merit Badge – Eagle required

From the Scout Law….

A Scout is Thrifty. A Scout works to pay his own way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.

The scout calendar year runs from January to December and introductory dues for new Scouts are $50.00 for the first year. The first year in scouting is an expensive year for new Scout parents (i.e., uniforms, camping equipment, Cub Scout Pack dues, etc.). However, the actual cost of the program (“Dues”) on a year-to-year basis is approximately $150.00 per boy. This amount is re-evaluated every year by the Adult Troop Committee. There are several ways for boys and families to meet the $150.00 goal including our annual troop fundraiser – Wreath Sales,  but no one is excluded purely due to inability to pay.

Dues do not include activity fees for weekend camping trips and food that usually run $20.00. Permission slips and money are collected prior to events. In addition, the cost of Summer Camp is usually around $290.00. A medical examination is needed for Summer Camp participants. Cost of High Adventure Trips differs greatly.