If you are new to scouting and have never registered with Scouting BSA: fill out an application for pack 1533 and we’ll be notified and can set everything else up! If you have any questions before applying, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you are transferring from another pack, there is a paper form for transferring. Please contact us so that we can add you to pack communication and so that we can get you and collect the completed form at the next pack/den event.
When you join the pack, the first thing that happens is you get set up in Scoutbook. Scoutbook is how leaders and parents communicate and track advancement and achievements. You will receive an email with your account information.
The scout store sells the den level handbook that describes the different achievements. All of the information is available online, but it is a good habit to get the book to get the scouts reading about the activities and so you can work on activities and achievements at home.
Please do not purchase any uniform material until you have attended at least one meeting, where the Pack leaders can provide guidance as to what to purchase.
Finally, you’ll need to pay dues.
Upon signup today, you’ll pay approximately $108 to the national scouting organization to cover one full year of program participation under the umbrella of Boy Scouts of America. Pack 1533 will subsequently charge an additional $85 to cover the cost of running our local program. Together a full year of Scouting will cost a brand new Scout approximately $193.
Dues can be discounted for scouts on FCPS free or reduced meal program (please email email@example.com to coordinate this discount).
These dues cover all core Pack activities, including campouts, Pinewood Derby, all scout achievements, supplies, and fun. A small number of events may incur an additional fee to be paid directly to the event (e.g., game tickets).