The cost of being a Cub Scout varies somewhat from year to year, and it also greatly depends on how active a scout becomes in the program. We offer a wide range of activities throughout the year: many of these are considered optional. Cub Scouting costs include:


Initial RegistrationTBD(varies based on month prorated)
Uniform Shirt with patches$45-65(depends on shirt type and style)
Neckerchief, Slide, and Handbook$28-34(depends on scout’s rank)


BSA National registration$33(annually, by calendar year)
Boys’ Life magazine subscription$12(annually, by calendar year)
Cascade Pacific Council insurance fee$12(annually, by calendar year)
Pack 685 Unit Dues$40(annually, by calendar year)
Neckerchief, Slide, and Handbook$28-34(scouts need new set each year)
Summer Camp$130-320(cost depends on camp)

Other activities vary greatly in cost.  For example, an overnighter will typically cost $50-60 per participant, while other activities (hiking, frisbee golf, bicycling, etc, etc.) can be free or have a small cost (bowling, ice skating, etc, etc.).

All costs can be offset by “scout account” earnings from pack fundraisers. Need-based scholarships are available to those who qualify; see our Cubmaster, Pack Treasurer or Committee Chair for further details.