Tuesday, November 3, 2015


It’s time again to recharter our Pack with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).  As part of this process, each Scout and leader must register for the upcoming year.  Those that joined in September, should have already paid for this year's fees with your registration payment.

The $75 annual dues payment to Pack 1910 is made up of three components: 

1) National Dues – this fee is paid directly to the Boy Scouts of America and registers your Cub Scout for the period January through December.

  • The National Dues are $25.50 ($24 registration fee plus $1.50 for accident insurance) per Cub Scout.  
  • The Pack pays the national dues and insurance ($25.50) for each registered leader.
2) Boys’ Life Fee – Boy's Life is the monthly magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. It’s a great read that reinforces Scouting and the good family values that are part of our program. While registration for Boys’ Life is optional, we feel that the content is so important and relevant, we choose to make this part of your registration payment.  Therefore, this $12 fee has been incorporated into the dues as well. For more information, visit: www.boyslife.org  Boy's Life is $1 per month, so $12 annually.

3) Pack Fee – Pack 1910 charges an annual Pack Fee to help cover the cost of running the pack.  This includes leadership registration, training, advancement, facility fees and program costs. The fee is set each year by the Pack Committee. The annual Pack Fee is $37.50 per scout.  At the very basic level, this covers the handbook for each boy ($13), rank badges ($2 ea), mother's pins ($1.40), Webelos activity badges ($38 for all 20), all core adventure loops for each rank ($10 per rank), pinewood derby car ($4), rain gutter regatta kit ($5.50), the Pack 1910 unit patches ($6) and the Pack 1910 brag vest patch ($2) as well as all segment patches for participation ($0.40 ea) and all of the materials associated with monthly Pack meetings.  As you can see, there is well over $55 of tangible goods each scout receives annually just for doing what they do! This doesn't even cover the other costs... just what our BOYS receive.

These three components make the annual fee of $75.00 per year for each Cub Scout.  

However, as I'm sure you can realize, the $37.50 Pack Fee does not even begin cover the annual expenses associated with each boy in the Pack.  Thus, we rely heavily on fundraising to ensure an awesome program for our youth.  This is done by way of our annual popcorn sale.  Thank you to all of those families that participated!  You have raised about $1,500 for our pack!  We simply couldn't do this without you!

Each current family should have received an e-mail today regarding recharter.  There are several options to make your payment:  cash, check, credit card or PayPal.    

We need all dues for 2016 paid by November 15.  

Remember, the fun things we do at the Pack meetings, the prizes, awards, rank insignia, handbooks, patches and all that the pack provides is funded only by dues and fundraisers.  We budget and rely on that commitment from every family each year. 

Thank you for your assistance with the great fall paper chase!  I appreciate everyone's prompt attention to this matter.  If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours in Scouting,

April Driggers
Committee Chair
Pack 1910

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