Financing the Scouting Program

The Boy Scouts of America, in general, and the Pony Express Council, in particular, depend entirely upon the financial support of the public.   There are many ways to financially support the Scouting program. Information about the various methods of support is provided below.

Who pays for Scouting? Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
Youth Personal Savings
Participation in money earning projects
Uniforms
Handbooks
Personal Equipment
Camp Fee
Their Units Member dues
Special money-earning projects
Camping equipment
Registration fee*
Boys Life Magazine*
Insignia
Special events
Program materials
* after the first year
Chartered Organization Organization's budget Meeting rooms, light and heat
Your Council United way organizations
"Friends of Scouting" Campaign
Trust Funds
Project Sales
Special Events
Bequests
Organizing Units
Serving existing units
Training leaders
Maintaining camp
Maintaining Service Center, records, and information
Professional Staff Supervision
National Council Member Registration fees
Magazine ads and subscriptions
Supply division uniform and equipment sales
Grants
National service fees
Local Council Assistance
Program Research and Development
Program Materials
Professional Training
Communications
Local Council Insurance and Benefits