How much does Scouting cost?

Scouting does charge fees for membership, events and trips. Council and unit fund raising will help with those costs, and will give a Scout the chance to earn the money he needs to participate in summer camp or other programs. However, it is the position of the Southwest Florida Council that money should not keep a young person from enjoying the Scouting program.

Below is a list of basic needs to get a young person started in each Scouting program, to give you a rough idea of what’s expected. Before you buy anything, however, make sure you talk to the unit’s leader. He or she will be able to tell you about any specific uniform or equipment rules for the pack, troop or crew.

Here in Southwest Florida the Scouting program is made available to all Cub and Boy Scouts as well as Venturers for a minimal $24 annual registration fee which also includes a supplemental liability and accident insurance for all adults, youth, and chartered partners. 100% of this $24registration fee is sent directly to the National Council to pay for these services.

 

Cub Scouts

Required: $24 registration fee every year
Note: some individual Scout units charge a unit fee. 

Boys' Life Magazine is full of fun facts, articles and additional information for youth.  This is an additional cost of $12.

Optional extras: Uniform, handbook, camping equipment (most Cub camping does not require a special equipment purchase; talk with your son’s Cubmaster before buying anything)

Boy Scouts

Required: $24 registration fee every year
Note: some individual Scout units charge a unit fee.

Boys' Life Magazine is full of fun facts, articles and additional information for youth.  This is an additional cost of $12.

Optional extras: Uniform, handbook, camping equipment (your son will need some camping gear but many brands are specifically designed with a more experienced camper in mind; talk with your son’s Scoutmaster before buying anything)

Venturing

Required: $24 registration fee every year
Note: some individual Scout units charge a unit fee.

Boys' Life Magazine is full of fun facts, articles and additional information for youth.  This is an additional cost of $12.

Optional extras: Uniform, camping equipment (Venture crews select their own uniform; we recommend that you talk with your son’s or daughter’s Venture Crew Advisor before buying anything)