How Much Does It Cost?

Membership Cost

Pack 164 requires an annual membership fee of $50. This fee includes the cost to register each boy with the Boys Scouts of America, a one year subscription to Boy’s Life magazine, Pack insurance, equipment maintenance costs  and expenses in events like Blue and Gold Banquet, Pinewood Derby, etc.

In February, Scout families are also asked to participate in the Friends of Scouting charitable program which goes to support our Council and the National organization.  Contribution is voluntary and any amount is welcome.

Uniforms

Each Scout needs to obtain their own uniform and the personal gear needed to actively participate in the Pack’s outdoor program. The Pack provides several major pieces of equipment necessary for the outdoor program, such as tents, stoves, and cooking gear, and the cost of buying, replacing, and repairing this equipment is shared by all Scouts in the Pack.

All scouts are expected to wear the official uniform at all scouting events, unless otherwise directed. We follow the waist-up uniforming. Refer to this Uniform Inspection Sheet for uniform details and official placement of insignia.

New Scouts will need to buy the following items:

  • Cub Scout shirt – Tigers, Wolf and Bear wear Blue Scout Shirts; Webelos wear either Blue or Tan Scout Shirts
  • Cub Scout belt – No uniform pants are required. Jeans or dark blue shorts/pants will suffice.
  • Cub Scout cap (Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos)
  • Cub Scout neckerchief (Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos)
  • Cub Scout neckerchief slide (Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos)
  • World Scout Crest Emblem
  • Tidewater Council shoulder patch
  • “164” Pack numerals & Den numeral patch
  • Cub Scout Handbook (Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos)

 

Pack Fundraisers

Twice a year you and your son will be asked to participate in Pack Fundraisers.  We traditionally have sold Boy Scout Popcorn Bertie County Peanuts. These fundraisers directly benefit the Pack and your son.  50% of the profits raised by your son will be available to him to pay for Pack/District Registration Costs for various events such as District Day Camp, Resident Camp, USS Wisconsin Camping etc. The remaining 50% will go to the Pack to help pay for patches, building maintenance, pack camping equipment etc. The fundraising profits are tracked by the Pack Treasurer.