Registration is easy, and the fees are reasonable. Full registration for a scout is just $150 for a year, and helps fund all of our activities, achievements, and badges, as well as a Pack 3 "Class B uniform" t-shirt. 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.
Pay Pack Dues
Please make check out to Albany Pack 3 and mail check to 950 Jackson St. Albany CA 94706. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
BSA National Organization Online Application
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PLEASE NOTE: When the online form asks how you want to pay, please respond "by check." Albany Pack 3 will pay your dues directly to our local council.
Dues include a subscription to Boy’s Life Magazine
Lion (kindergarten) and Tiger (first grade) Scouts require an additional registration for an adult partner
Get Your Uniforms and Scout Handbook
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. If cost is an issue, we have a limited supply of used uniforms available. 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. Alternatively, the East Bay Scout Shop is in San Leandro at 1001 Davis Street, phone 510-633-2005 or on the web at San Francisco Bay Area Council Scout Shop.
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.