Registration is easy, and the fees are reasonable. Full registration for a Scout is just $125 for a year, and helps fund all of our activities, events, achievements, and badges. One parent for each Lion (kindergarten) or Tiger (first grade) Scout must also register with Pack 3 as an adult leader for an additional $15 and complete Youth Protection Training (https://www.scouting.org/training/youth). During the year, parents are asked to make a one-time donation to our Local Boy Scouts of America Council through the annual Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign. The Pack gets most of its funding through its popular fundraiser, the annual Pancake Breakfast. However, for 2022, we are exploring alternate outdoor fundraisers.
If your Cub Scout was in an INACTIVE DEN for 2020-2021, we would like to offer you FREE membership for 2021-2022. Welcome back!
Pay Pack Dues
Please make check out to Albany Pack 3 and mail check to 1105 Key Route Blvd, Albany CA 94706. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uniforms and Pleasant Hill Scout Shop
The basic uniform consists of a shirt, hat, neckerchief, neckerchief slide, and the pack and council patches. This can add up to $100 or so. Albany Pack 3 works hard to re-use old uniforms! We'll have a table with some free shirts, hats, and kerchiefs at our first pack meeting. Our Council Scout Store is at 800 Ellinwood Way in Pleasant Hill, phone 925-974-6100 and on the web at Mount Diablo Silverado Council Scout Shop. Purchases made at this store help support our own Boy Scout Council, so we encourage Pack 3 families to shop in Pleasant Hill when possible. The staff at these stores is very helpful and will be happy to help you find what you need. To get the correct patches for the uniform, be sure to tell them that you are with Albany Pack 3, and part of the Mount Diablo Silverado Council. They will also want to know what rank your scout is. The hat, neckerchief and slide will change with the different grades (often, these are passed down from older kids), but the same blue shirt can be used for Scouts from kindergarten through third grade. In fourth grade, scouts get a tan shirt, which can be worn for fourth and fifth grades. You are also welcome to purchase pants/shorts, a belt, socks, etc. While at the store, you should also pick up the scout handbook for your scout’s grade. This is the guide to your year of scouting and will be needed for Den meetings as well as to work on patches and advancements. It’s a lot of fun to visit these stores, and doing so supports local scouts, but if you prefer, you can shop online at the main Boy Scouts online store: www.scoutstuff.org
A guide to the various insignia and patches (and where to put them on a uniform) is available on the BSA Insignia Guide.