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 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)|
|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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