Make Payment - Dues
In order to register, you will need to make two payments.
One will be to the Northern Star Council & BSA ($180).
The second payment will be to Pack 455 to cover Pack Expenses ($80). This Payment can come after Fall Fundraising.
Pay Pack Dues
Use this button to pay your annual dues via this webpage. We ask that you pay the PayPal fees of approx 3%, so you will see that reflected in the amount.
You can also write a check for $80 at the next Pack Event or mail it to the treasurer. Check ScoutBook for the mailing address.
SY 2020-2021 Cost Notes
The cost of Scouting is increasing this year. If this presents a problem for you, please speak with the pack leadership and it will be handled discretely. Each year, your scout pays dues to the National BSA organization and to the pack. Last year, the national dues increased from $33 to $66. Our Northern Star Council covered the national increase to keep that cost the same. They will not be able to do so again this year.
In the past, we have not paid dues to our Northern Star Council and they have been funded by event fees and the Friends of Scouting campaign. This year, Northern Star Council is going to stop the Friends of Scouting campaign and instead charge a flat fee (there will continue to be event fees for camps and such). In August, all returning scouts will be contacted directly by Northern Star Council for payment of the National BSA dues and the Northern Star Council dues in the amount of $180.
In order to offset a bit of the increase in costs to the national and regional levels, we were able to reduce Pack Expenses from $100 per Scout to $80 per Scout.
Other Costs - Pack Expense
DO NOT USE THE FOLLOWING TO PAY FOR ANY NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL/BSA REGISTRATION COSTS
Paying Your Scout Account Balance
You can pay by check at the next pack event or by mail. Otherwise, you can pay by PayPal by hitting the button below and setting your amount. Please add 3% to cover PayPal fees.