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Nashua Valley Council, BSA • 1980 Lunenburg Rd. • Lancaster, MA 01523

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Who Pays for Scouting?


Assisted by their families, members pay from their personal savings and participation in money-earning projects. Members buy their own uniforms, handbooks, personal equipment, and activity fees.

Packs, Troops, Teams, and Crews

Weekly, monthly, or annual dues and funds from money-earning projects meet expenses for supplies, equipment, and activities. These monies also pay for registration fees, Boys Life subscriptions, awards and recognitions, special activities, and program materials.

Communities Organizations

Chartered organizations provide meeting space, and adult leadership to Scouting units. Businesses and organizations like the United Way support the local council with Friends of Scouting contributions, and participation in award dinners, golf tournaments, and other special events. 

Local Council

The Nashua Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America is a registered 501c3 not-for-profit corporation. Financial support for our youth programs come from from five primary sources:

  1. Direct contributions through our annual "Friends of Scouting" campaign
  2. Endowment - Includes wills, estate planning and the James E. West Fellowship
  3. Capital Gifts - Support our Summer camps and Council Service Center
  4. Gifts-In-Kind - Donations of materials or services
  5. Special Events - Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner, Golf Tournaments and other community events.