Fees and Uniforms

Note: The Scout Shop has created a flyer with information on uniforms, including a checklist of items. It also includes the special hours for the physical shop through October 3, 2020, along with sale/discount information. You can view it here.

Typical Fees/Costs Throughout the Year

  • Note: If you have any questions about any of the following items, please contact us!
  • Pack FeesTo Be Determined (Sep. 2020) – covers Pack 9 dues, Capitol Area Council dues, certain activities and events, and rewards.
  • Boys Life Magazine – $12 for an annual subscription ($1 a month), and this is optional.
  • The “Class A” (aka “field”) Uniform (see the note below) is purchased separately, and can be purchased locally at the Steve Matthews Scout Shop or online. Lions have a very stripped-down uniform compared to the older Cub Scouts. Once you have your navy uniform (starting with Tigers, 1st Grade), you will just need to upgrade your hat, neckerchief, and slide up through Bear (3rd Grade), depending on whether your child outgrows their navy shirt. Costs can total up to around $100, depending on options. Note: We do not require the official pants/shorts, and socks. Webelos (4th Grade and up), have a separate uniform that mirrors the older Scouts. For more information on all uniforms (Lions and up), please see the official Cub Scout Uniforms website.
  • “Class B” uniform (aka “activity” t-shirt) that is purchased directly from the Pack, and displays our Pack logo. Contact your Den Leader or the Cub Master for details.
  • Book/Guide: You will also need to purchase a rank-appropriate book as well, and that can be done in-person at the Scout Shop mentioned above, or through the online store. They typically cost around $17.
  • Camping: The Pack covers site costs and most activity fees, while individual families pay for admission to state parks ($5/person 13 years old or older, or by using the Texas State Parks Pass). For information on typical equipment needed during a campout, please see our Camping page.
  • Camping (Meals): At most campouts, each family brings its own meals, though some dens like to plan a joint meal (dinner or breakfast). Occasionally, some campouts have optional meals prepared on-site for the entire Pack (such as by Troop 9), and there maybe a small fee associated with it. We will inform you in advance.
  • Optional Activities – Some optional activities during the year may incur an additional cost (such as Tiger Adventure Day, conducted by the Capitol Area Council), or a baseball game.
  • Finally: No family or Scout should find financial cost an obstruction, and the Pack has the resources available in those situations. Contact the Pack leadership for more information about assistance.

The Steve Matthews Scout Shop is located within the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center at 12500 North IH 35, Austin, Texas, 78753. Sales made through the Scout Shop directly benefit local scouting.

When you purchase your uniform through the Scout Shop at the Fickett Scouting Center, you must tell the staff that you are with Pack 9, give them your den number, and mention your district, Armadillo.

Pack 9 Uniforms

  • Class A uniforms: Official Cub Scout uniform that includes a shirt, belt, hat, scarf/neckerchief, and slider. You will also need navy pants or shorts with belt loops, and comfortable socks. These are sold at the Scout Shop mentioned above, but can be purchased elsewhere. Uniform parts can be acquired from other scout families as well. Contact your Den Leader for any questions about the uniform.
  • Class B uniforms: We will sometimes wear our Pack 9 t-shirt for more casual or “active” activities, where dirt and water are involved. These t-shirts can be acquired from Pack or Den leadership.