Scouting does charge fees for membership, events and trips. Council and unit fundraising will help with those costs, and will give a Scout the chance to earn the money he needs to participate in summer camp or other programs. However, it is the position of the Sam Houston Area Council that money should not keep a young person from enjoying the Scouting program. If you’d like more information about this, please contact 713-756-3331.
Below is a list of basic needs to get a young person started in each Scouting program, to give you a rough idea of what’s expected. Before you buy anything, however, make sure you talk to the unit’s leader. He or she will be able to tell you about any specific uniform or equipment rules for the pack, troop or crew.
Please also visit our Uniform Exchange
Required: $15 registration fee every year
Note: some individual Scout units charge a unit fee
Optional extras: Uniform, handbook, Boys' Life subscription, camping equipment (most Cub camping does not require a special equipment purchase; talk with your son's Cubmaster before buying anything)