COST OF SCOUTING
For Pack 188 the cost of scouting includes four things:
National & Council Registration Fees (new scouts at time of initial registration)
Uniform (varies by rank but can last multiple years, except Lion)
Annual Dues (about $17 per month)
Camp-outs and additional Activities
NATIONAL & COUNCIL REGISTRATION FEES
When a new youth registers to join a Pack with BSA, there are initial National Registration Fees - $72 annually which is prorated based on joining month and a $25 joining fee. The $72 National fee along with Greater Tampabay Area Council fee of $33 (total $105) is annual, however after initial registration this fee is absorbed into the Pack's annual dues requirement.
What does the National and Council portion of the Membership Fee pay for?
Program curriculum development and safety standards development
Training curriculum development
Development of Youth Protection resources
Technology development and upgrades such as the new Cub Scout Leader Meeting App and Scout Book
Camp usage and Trainings
Insurance coverage- Costs continue to increase especially at a substantial rate for insurance coverage
Note: none of this fee goes directly to Pack 188.
Adults that wish to volunteer as a member of the committee or program leader also have an annual registration fee of $45 for National which includes cost of background check, on-going training, and Scouting Magazine. This fee does need to be paid annually along with our Greater Tampabay Area Council fee cost of $21 for a total of $66. Less than $6 a month, a minimal investment for the youth of Pack 188. *Dedicated fundraising option to help reduce the cost.