Fogelsville Cub Scout Pack 72

What does cubscouting cost?

As youth activities go, cubscouting is a bargain! There are several fixed costs and fees that recur every year. Some optional activities  and events carry additional costs. The most important ones are listed below.

New Registration: $100.00 for scouting year (September – August)

$15 Registration Fee (council)
$20 Den Dues
$27 Pack Dues
$28 Rechartering Fee (council)
$10 Cub Account – starter
$100.00
$12.00 Boy’s Life Subscription – optional, renewed during rechartering

Transfer Registration: $86.00 for scouting year (September – August)

$1 Transfer Registration Fee (council)
$20 Den Dues
$27 Pack Dues
$28 Rechartering Fee (council)
$10 Cub Account – starter
$86
$12.00 Boy’s Life Subscription – optional, renewed during rechartering

Returning Scout Registration: $75.00 for scouting year (Sept – Aug)

$20 Den Dues
$27 Pack Dues
$28 Rechartering Fee (council)
$75.00
$12.00 Boy’s Life Subscription – optional, renewed during rechartering

*** Additional fees may be accrued depending on participation in activities with Den/Pack requiring expense

In addition to the pack dues, scouts may choose to receive Boys Life, the BSA magazine for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. The fee for this is $12 for scouts registering June-December, prorated to $6 for scouts registering January-May.

Uniforms and supplies

First-time cost for a basic uniform (shirt and insignia, neckerchief and slide, hat, belt, socks) is about $60. Some items are reusable in following years (shirt as long as it fits, belt, socks), others will require updating with each rank advancement (neckerchief, hat). You can find up-to-date pricing on these items at the online scout store.

Your cub scout will also need to purchase the handbook for his rank at the beginning of every year – at a cost of $4-$7.

Optional expenses

The pack covers expenses for advancement items such as rank and activity badges, progress towards ranks emblems, and arrow points, from its general budget (covered by popcorn sales). Expenses for optional advancement items such as belt loops and pins are taken out of the scout’s cub account. They run between $1 and $2 per loop/pin. Families are requested to ensure the cub account is adequately funded before requesting these items.

Overnight camping activities

The scouting year offers several opportunities for the cubs and their families to participate in overnight camping activities, at Camp Spirit or farther afoot. These include the Fall Cub Event at Akelaland (about $15), Jambo once every two years in Kutztown, Mother-Son Camp-in (about $5), and Father-Son Camp-out (about $7).

Summer camp

Many of the cubs in Pack 72 attend one or more day camps, or resident camp. Fees run from about $100 for a week of day camp, to about $300 for a week at resident camp. Families can apply for need-based camperships through the Pack 72 Committee and through Minsi Trails, to cover some or all of these expenses.