Re: Cub vs. Webelos Dues
Peter Van Houten (peterva@QM.WV.TEK.COM)
Mon, 2 May 1994 10:29:10 -0800
RE>Cub vs. Webelos Dues
Doug -- As you can see from the numerous responses that there is no set 'One
way' to handle pack finances. It really comes down to the economical area
you're pulling your cubs from. I know of packs who strugle getting parents
to pay for the registration fees, and most of their fund raising is centered
around paying the fees, making sure the boys get 'Boys Life', and their
badges. They still do fun activities, but find that expenses control just
where they do the fun.
On the flip side, our pack comes from a fairly afluent area and being that
we're a large pack can generate a financially stable program. We charge
$32.00 per boy, for Cub/Webelos, and $17.00 for Tiger Cubs. This
covers...registration, Boy's Life, insurance and aprx. $15.00 to the pack to
cover badges, pinewood derby cars, pack administration. We have two fund
raising activities which in the past has generated aprx $5000 for the pack.
From this we fund our B&G, additional pack activities, and summer program.
We also have the principle that 'no boy will be excluded from cub scouts or a
cub scout activity due to inability to pay'. As such, we usually will
provide dues scholarships and camp scholarships for 2-3 boys each year!
Note: We take care of our own boys for camp scholarships, rather than
burdening the FOS fund for assistance! This way FOS can be used to help
With a pack our size (100+) we see pack expenses being between $200-250 per
meeting. This includes badges (major expense), refreshments (of which we
also have a donation jar), and costs associated with building props, or
As a fairly new pack (three years old) we've found donations from local
business to help out in the way of acquiring items needed for pack meeting:
ie. Flags (Pack & American), coffee makers (2-55 cup), Igloo type coolers (2
-10gal), paper products (cups, plates, etc.) and even Pack Sign and table
cloth with Pack 383 sewed on it! The key to getting donations is to know
what a business can provide and be specific when you ask! (ie. A grocer will
be more willing to donate all the hot dogs/hamburgers for your picnic than
I hope this message was useful and informative.
In Scouting . . .
Peter Van Houten / E-Mail:
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City