Sign up is a 3 step process. Follow the steps below.
1) Complete an application with BSA:
BSA provides the software end of our program, plus provides group insurance and activity frameworks.
Do this on a computer, not a phone. The process will fail before it completes on your phone. When creating an account, be careful to create an account for yourself first. When the account is created, use it to make an application for your child. Read instructions carefully. Spelling and upper/lower case matters.
Pay Pack Dues
2) Pay your dues:
Included with your dues is a Class B, a green Pack 285 t-shirt, and a camp cup. Look for a bag with your name on it at the next event.
Join Facebook Group
3) Join our private Facebook page:
We organize on Facebook and disseminate up to the minute information here, including camping gate codes, itinerary changes due to weather, etc.
Why 2 Payments?
Cub Scouts is run like a restaurant franchise. There is a national organization, Scouts BSA, that you must apply to and pay a fee to at the start of your career. The money you give to Scouts BSA goes to pay for group insurance, background checks on your adult leader volunteers, meeting material content, online tracking tools we use to mark advancements each week, maintenance at BSA private campsites, and more.
Dues are different. Dues go to Pack 285. Money goes directly from your credit card and into our Packs bank account, right here in St Pete. 100% of it is consumed in support of our program and your child’s awards. Each patch, pin, slide, trophy, neckerchief, etc that your child earns is paid for through your dues.