Andrew Jackson CouncilFundingWho Pays for Scouting

WHO PAYS FOR SCOUTING?

Youth Members


Assisted by their parents or guardians, Scouts pay their share from personal savings and participation in money-earning projects. Members buy their own uniforms, handbooks, personal equipment, and pay their own camp fees.

Units


Weekly or monthly dues and funds from approved money-earning projects meet expenses for supplies and activities. These monies help pay for camping equipment, registration fees, Boys’ Life magazine, uniform insignia, special activities, and program materials.

Chartered Organizations


Each chartered organization using the Scouting program provides a meeting place and adult volunteer leadership for its unit(s). They pay for the associated utilities and the provide the space to meet. Some chartered organizations also provide direct assistance with unit related costs like equipment and registration fees.

The Council


Financial resources for the Council come from an annual Friends of Scouting campaign, local United Ways, foundation grants, special events, project sales, investment income, trust funds, bequests, and gifts of real and personal property. These funds provide for professional staff supervision, organization of new Scouting units, service for existing units, training of volunteer leaders, and maintenance of Hood Scout Reservation. They also finance the operation of the local council service center, where volunteer leaders can obtain literature, insignia, advancement badges, and other items vital to the program. In addition, the service center maintains advancement and membership records.

 

ANDREW JACKSON COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202
[Map]

Phone:601-948-6111
Fax:601-948-6117
Web:bsa-jackson.org
 

JACKSON SCOUT SHOP

855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202
[Map]

Phone:601-355-7047
 

HOOD SCOUT RESERVATION

8065 Old Port Gibson Rd
Hazelhurst, MS 39083
[Map]

Phone:601-948-6111
 

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