How Much Does Scouting Cost?

Scouting does charge fees for membership, events, and trips. Council and unit fundraising will help with those costs including Popcorn and the Spring Product Sale give a Scout the opportunity to earn the money needed to participate in summer camp or other programs. The Northern Lights Council believes all young people should participate and enjoy Scouting programs regardless of circumstance. If you would like more information about scholarships, please contact us at (877) 293-5011.

Below is a list of basic needs to start in each Scouting program. Items are available at the council Scout Shops. Before purchasing any items, speak with your unit leader and he or she will be able to tell you more about any specific uniform or equipment guidelines for the pack, troop or crew.

Ready to get started?  Find a Scout unit near you today!

 

Cub Scouts

Required: $60 annual registration fee
Note: individual Cub Scout Packs may charge a pack fee

Please visit with your Cubmaster before purchasing anything.

Suggested items for Cub Scouts:

  • Uniform
  • Handbook
  • Scout Life magazine subscription 

Scouts BSA

Required: $60 annual registration fee
Note: individual Scouts BSA Troops may charge a troop fee

Please visit with your Scoutmaster before purchasing anything.

Suggested items for Scouts:

  • Uniform
  • Handbook
  • Scout Life magazine subscription
  • Some camping equipment 

Venturing

Required: $60 annual registration fee
Note: individual Venture Crews may charge a crew fee

Please talk to your Venture Crew Advisor before buying anything.

Optional items:

  • Uniform
  • Some camping equipment 

 

Financial Assistance is Available

The Northern Lights Council wants every youth to have the opportunity to participate in a BSA program.

Families that may not be able to afford Scouting are encouraged to request assistance. Use the link below to learn about all of the assistance programs available in the Northern Lights Council.


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