Hello Pack 862 – The purpose of this page is an easier tool for the collection of pack dues.
Our Pack is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax deductible, and cheaper than a season of rec. sports!
Annual costs to operate the program run close to $200 / scout, though dues are only $100 annually, because we participate in fundraising by selling popcorn.
If you have more questions about dues, or would like to support the pack by helping with the popcorn fundraiser, please reach out to Christopher, Andrea Mielcarek, or Chinh Vu directly!
See you around the campfire!
When you pay dues it supports things like, patches, pins, and beltloops, supplies for building and launching water bottle rockets, pinewood derby kits and track maintenance, raingutter regatta boats, supplies for your Den meetings, scholarships for registration and activities for your Scout peers, and the registration fees of adult volunteers. A large proportion of the collected resources ($75/scout; $45/adult volunteer; and $25/new member) goes directly to the parent organization which supports us with things like insurance, infrastructure, and the four stunning Council camps we enjoy twice a year.
notes on Third Party Transaction Fees About 14 months ago Paypal changed their policy toward non-profits collecting about $3.50 per $100. I haven’t figured out how to make offsetting the fees an option conditional to total size in the collection form. It may also make sense to round up the dues to the next $5, or simply eat them. My thought it that $300 (100 Scouts x $100 x 3%) is a lot of resources to step over when we could be handing that out to lower barriers to participation. For other things like camping registrations, or general donations to the pack it makes sense for the Pack to eat the fees because they are nominal compared to the size of the stream.