Scout Cost Survey


 
This survey hoped to estimate the annual average cost for a Scout and I appreciate the feedback from all of you.
Some responses included adult expenses such as transportation, camping, and time off work in the miscellaneous field. Also, 30 responses included uniform costs as a miscellaneous expense. Other common miscellaneous costs listed - OA, merit badges, awards, troop t-shirts, food.
 


Total Cub Scout responses: 187
The 75 responses (40%) that have an additional council fee pay an average of: $26.33/year
The 137 responses (73%) that have an additional unit fee pay an average of: $70.66/year
The 168 responses (90%) that have summer camp pay an average of: $162.68/year
The 149 responses (80%) that have campouts pay an average of $23.99 for 2.75 campouts, for a total: $66.74/year
The 128 responses (68%) that have other events pay an average of $17.85 for 4.88 events, for a total: $93.20/year
Personal gear costs: $60.37/year
Footwear costs: $31.76/year
Miscellaneous costs: $67.91/year

Average cost for a scout for a year: $485.51
Including $60 BSA registration fee and $17 scout handbook makes the cost $562.51
A full uniform costs about $160 which is not included.



Total Scouts BSA responses: 257
The 123 responses (48%) that have an additional council fee pay an average of: $26.79/year
The 162 responses (63%) that have an additional unit fee pay an average of: $65.06/year
The 254 responses (99%) that have summer camp pay an average of: $335.79/year
The 250 responses (97%) that have campouts pay an average of $36.46 for 9.71 campouts, for a total: $175.22/year
The 194 responses (75%) that have other events pay an average of $31.44 for 7.89 events, for a total: $88.27/year
Personal gear costs: $94.57/year
Footwear costs: $66.89/year
Miscellaneous costs: $113.42/year

Average cost for a scout for a year: $897.67
Including $60 BSA registration fee makes the cost $957.67
A scout handbook costs $18 which is not included.
A full uniform costs about $160 which is not included.



High adventure costs are NOT included in the $897.67 average above.
The 72 responses (28%) that have unit high adventures pay an average of $415.28 to attend every 1.78 years, for a total: $257.42/year
The 104 responses (40%) that do BSA high adventures pay an average of $1,625.96 to attend every 3.48 years, for a total: $678.29/year