The most frequent question I am asked is "how much does
it cost for my son to be a Venture Crew member?"
I hope this answers your questions.
A) Parent Responsibilities (Explanation of Fees):
a) Fill out the BSA
application for the troop (BSA Membership form). $24 per year
b) Parent must pay the troop
membership fee of $120 per year for their scout at the time of joining the
troop ($10/mo - January to December). Payment is due in full
Total troop fees
(minus uniform): ($120 + $24) = $144
c) Adult leaders: BSA Application and membership ($24) and you must complete BSA Youth Protection (
c) Purchase the Crew Uniform (class A)
see attachement: The Class A shirt (Green), pants (Grey), grey belt and green
epilets can be purchased at the Scout post and cost is determined there.
**Typically these costs are
approximately $40 for the shirt including LVAC-BSA patch, Fleur delis patch,
$30 for the pants and $8 for belt.
Venturing Uniform Guide
Female Uniform: http://bsauniforms.org/venturers-female
BSA Membership fee: $24/year to BSA (required) and $12/year for boys
life magazine (not required but HIGHLY recommended).
Crew Membership fee: $120/year ($10/month) Our membership calendar runs January to
December. The cost supplements crew and troop costs from storage to computer programs,
insurance and maintenance.
Outing activities and campouts will
vary in costs and those costs will be determined as events unfoldwhen known. These costs are due before the outing unless
your crew members account is supplemented ahead of time.
Our troop is not "sponsored" by anyone or any
companies. Therefore the troop families must cover the costs through
fundraisers, personal donations etc. If anyone would like to sponsor the troop via donations or otherwise, we are always
open to any ideas you may have as long as they fall under BSA guidelines. BSA Fiscal Policies and Procedures for BSA Units