The nitty-gritty Q&A
What are annual dues and how much will they be this year?
Annual dues are collected by Cub Scout Packs to defray the cost of the Pack’s program through out the year. The Pack 735 Committee (you, parents) determines the final amount for Dues at the beginning of each Scout season. The amount is announced at the first Pack Meeting/Kick Off event.
What do my Cub Scout’s dues cover?
They go to the national and local registration fee (insurance & training), cub scout magazine subscription, the Adventure Card, and all awards.
What do my Cub Scout’s dues NOT cover?
Your Cub Scout’s uniform and program activities (the fun stuff we do). Historically, all program activities and supplies are paid for by Pack 735 Fundraising. Please participate in our Popcorn Sales and refer to our Fundraising Information to learn how you can help!
The Pack’s program is designed for each Cub Scout to achieve their next rank, in one school year, through their Den’s monthly meetings.
Is there a sibling discount?
Yes, final discount amount is determined at beginning of each Scout Year based on projected costs and number of participants.
What if a Cub Scout Cannot Afford the Dues?
As noted in the Reading Youth Well-Being Data, even families in Reading can have their struggles. Scouting is an activity that should be available to any scout. No family will ever be turned away due to financial strain. As such, we have compiled noted financial aid program information at the links below, we’d advise looking at the local council financial aid for the most assistance.