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: 191
The 76 responses (40%) that have an additional council fee pay an average of: $26.78/year
The 140 responses (73%) that have an additional unit fee pay an average of: $72.04/year
The 171 responses (90%) that have summer camp pay an average of: $161.58/year
The 153 responses (80%) that have campouts pay an average of $24.41 for 2.75 campouts, for a total: $67.58/year
The 130 responses (68%) that have other events pay an average of $17.92 for 4.88 events, for a total: $93.50/year
Personal gear costs: $60.58/year
Footwear costs: $31.75/year
Miscellaneous costs: $66.75/year

Average cost for a scout for a year: $484.97
Including $60 BSA registration fee and $17 scout handbook makes the cost $561.97
A full uniform costs about $160 which is not included.



Total Scouts BSA responses: 260
The 123 responses (47%) that have an additional council fee pay an average of: $26.79/year
The 165 responses (63%) that have an additional unit fee pay an average of: $65.79/year
The 257 responses (99%) that have summer camp pay an average of: $335.02/year
The 252 responses (97%) that have campouts pay an average of $37.10 for 9.73 campouts, for a total: $175.42/year
The 195 responses (75%) that have other events pay an average of $31.67 for 7.93 events, for a total: $88.59/year
Personal gear costs: $94.52/year
Footwear costs: $66.73/year
Miscellaneous costs: $113.08/year

Average cost for a scout for a year: $896.37
Including $60 BSA registration fee makes the cost $956.37
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 $896.37 average above.
The 73 responses (28%) that have unit high adventures pay an average of $443.84 to attend every 1.81 years, for a total: $262.46/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