Fees and Dues

Dues, Fees & Other Costs

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How much does Boy Scouting cost?

The annual registration fee is a nominal fee paid each Fall to offically enroll the Scout in the local Troop and the National Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization. Other costs may occur throughout the course of the scouting year, including fees for special activities, chipping in for food on campouts and uniform purchases.

Annual Dues- $45

The annual membership fee for each Scout in Troop 96 breaks down like this:
$35 goes to the National BSA, and covers merit badges, materials and equipment, leader training, Boys’ Life magazine and other operating expenses.
$10 goes to a stipend to defray fuel costs for drivers pulling the camping trailer on outings.

Fees for Outings / Activities

Campouts and other activities may have fees associated with them. Much of these fees are paid by the Troop out of funds raised by the Greens Sales.  As mentioned, the scout may pay their share for their patrol’s meals.

Uniform and Handbook – approximately $40 to $60
Each scout is required to have the Boy Scout Handbook, and these Boy Scout “Class A” uniform items:
Tan scout shirt with insignia and patches
Neckerchief slide (can be purchased or made by Scout).
Troop 96 provides each new scout with a required Troop 96 neckerchief. Other uniform items such as hats, belts and scout pants are available at scout shops and are considered optional by Troop 96.

Camperships are available

Troop 96 and the Detroit Area Council may have camperships available to assist Scouts in meeting the costs of participation in some activities. Those seeking a campership should discuss it confidentially with the Committee Chair.