Dues, Program Fees, Grubmaster Fees & Other Costs
There are three predictable recurring costs involved in Troop Membership.
Annual Dues of $100 are paid by each Scout . Families with more than one Scout in Troop 23 can opt to receive a single copy of Boys’ Life and reduce their dues to $88 for the second Scout. Scouts entering the troop in the fall semester will pay dues of $40 for the balance of the calendar year.
The annual Program Fee, currently $200, is typically covered through fundraising when a Scout sells at least $400 in wreaths.
Grubmaster fees cover the cost of food items used on campouts. Each patrol prepares its own menu (approved by the Troop Leaders) and purchases its own food paid for by the Scouts. The cost per boy per weekend is usually between $10 and $15.
Additional costs occur when there are opportunities and special events that the troop cannot afford to fund. In these cases, it is opened to all Scouts on an optional, pay-as-you-go basis. Summer Camp is an example. A week at summer camp is the highlight of the Scouting year; and, at the current cost of about $300 for an unforgettable seven-day experience, it is a remarkable bargain.