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The Cost of Scouting

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 Costs:

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

Recurring Costs:

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.


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