The Troop maintains an account for each Scout, from which camping costs (e.g. camping fees, summer camp payments), travel costs (to/from camps), dues, and any other special costs are deducted on an as-needed basis. Certain fundraisers result in deposits to a Scout’s account based on participation. Statements are e-mailed periodically, and the account balance can be checked at any time online. It is suggested that parents keep at least $50 in each Scout’s account at all times. Grubbing (food for campouts) is NOT deducted from the Scout account; each Scout is responsible for bringing those fees to the Troop meeting before a campout.
Ask the Scoutmaster or Committee Chair about monthly dues, uniform, gear and more. Don’t make any big investments in uniform or equipment until then.