Scouting helps our youth become the leaders of tomorrow. The general funds help to cover all the expenses it takes to run a Troop.
BSA provides some of the best youth leadership training available and given the benefit to the scout and to the troop, we strive to be able to share the cost with parents to increase youth participation in these week-long training.
Donations help offset the costs associated with registration, Friends of Scouting, and dues. Our dues cover all the awards earned, rank patches, Scout books, campsites, transportation, and entrance fees to parks and hiking locations.
Uniforms and Equipment:
A complete uniform (hat, shirt, pants, neckerchief, neckerchief slide, belt, socks, and sash) is over $100. In addition to the uniform, Scouts need equipment (backpacks, hiking pack, meal tray, Scouting book, and other outdoor survival gear). Each Patrol needs a certain amount of gear to properly camp, which includes everything from dutch ovens to cleaning material. Donations help subsidize these costs.
All donations $25 and above will receive a tax receipt in January of the following year from our chartered organization sponsor, a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization.
We operate in one of the poorest counties in the second poorest state in the country. There are innumerable kids who would benefit mightily from attending a week-long BSA summer camp of fun and learning but will never get to attend because the cost is somewhere between $300-500. For those Scouts that need assistance in getting to camp, this fund is deployed. You can sponsor a Scout to camp, a Scout who would never be able to go, for $200.