Pack Budget

The Pack 265 annual operational budget varies depending on the number of Scouts in the Pack, but typically the Pack will have a budget of $12,000-$16,000.  

Pack income comes from fundraising activities, Pack dues, event fees (e.g. camping, USS Lexington, bowling, etc.), and Class B shirt sales.  Pack expenses include fundraising costs, BSA registration for Scouts and Leaders, recognition awards, food and activity materials, event costs, and Class B shirt costs.  

The budget is designed to be cost-neutral for events and Class B shirts, with fundraising and dues covering the remaining program costs.  A reserve is also maintained for unexpected costs and funding larger capital expenses (such as Pinewood derby tracks).