Important Notice for 2017/18 Dues!

The Metro Lakes District, which includes Pack 1 and all Scout units in Minneapolis, is continuing the "New Way" program that was introduced last year. The District has set membership dues at $144 per Scout (all at once, or in installments). NO SCOUT will be turned away for inability to pay- if the $144 annual dues is not in your budget, Metro Lakes District has scholarship programs to ensure that your child can be a Scout.

Every boy who joins Scouting will receive all advancement items (belt loops and patches). The $144 includes National registration fee and local Pack 1 unit dues.

If you have questions, please contact our Committee Chair (and Metro Lakes "New Way" Program Chair) Joshua Nixon. We will ensure that your feedback on this program is relayed to Metro Lakes District and the Northern Star Council.

Ready to join Pack 1 or renew your current membership? Use the Northern Star Council online registration portal to add a new Scout, renew an existing membership, or any combination of the above. Click the links for NEW or RETURNING Scouts as appropriate, and choose the program level (Cub Scouts) for our Pack. You will be prompted to select the unit you are joining - choose "Pack 3001" to join Pack 1. After adding a membership to your shopping cart, you can go back to the start to add additional Scouts if you have more than one youth participant in your family. (Helpful hint: If your family has Scouts in Troop 1 or Crew 1, you can renew their registration at the same time!)

Northern Star Council Online Registration Portal

Other program costs:

Typically a weekend campout will cost $25/attendee which will cover food, shelter, and activities. Sometimes a den outing has a fee but it is minimal, e.g. going bowling or to a museum.

Pack 1 funds Pack expenses by having Scouts do only one fundraiser per year (annual wreath sale) to keep costs down while keeping programming at a maximum. Toward that end, we ask all families to actively participate in the wreath sale. For Scouts who actively participate in the Pack's annual wreath sale, a Scout's camping costs can be reduced or waived altogether (depending on the Scout's level of sales).