What is Cub Scouts?

Pack 234’s Program

  • Den meetings twice per month
  • Pack meetings once per month
  • Pinewood derby & Rocket derby
  • STEM Night
  • Blue & Gold Banquet
  • Religious emblem activities
  • Service and conservation projects
  • Camping twice per year as a pack
  • Summer camp
  • Hiking during the pack year & summer

The Costs of Scouting

Registration fees

BSA memberships are for 12 months, and each family renews online via credit card.

  • Youth: $160 annually, plus a one-time $25 joining fee, for $185 total.
  • Scout Life Magazine is $15 per year (previously called Boys Life, highly recommended).
  • Adult leaders: $95 annually.

Program fees

This includes patches, pins, awards, derby kits, den meeting supplies, campsite fees, web hosting, training, and any other costs that our pack has to pay to deliver a high-quality program.

This typically runs $100-200 per scout, depending on a wide variety of factors. Pack 234 is currently collecting $10 per month to cover it.

Units frequently raise funds to defray or eliminate the program fee entirely. Successful units can also defray registration costs!

Other costs

  • Uniforms – usually $50-$75. The pack may have uniform items in its uniform bank.
  • Handbook – $24
  • Summer camp – $200-500 for one week. Day camp is the least expensive, and sleep-away camp costs the most. While this price is good for one-week camps (compared to other camps), it can still put a burden on families. Camp (in all of its flavors) is optional but highly recommended.
  • Pot luck food and supplies – Picnics, campouts, and other events generally rely on some sort of pot-luck participation.