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Scouts BSA Budget Planning

What is the unit budget plan?

It is implementing the elements of a complete annual Scouting program for youth, committing as a unit to incorporate these elements, and then providing adequate funding for them. If you like to raise money every month, plan your program as you go, limit your activities based on the unit’s income, or not involve the youth members in the planning process, then this format may not be for you!

Those leaders who want a meaningful, exciting, and comprehensive youth program that achieves the objectives of the Scouting program will find this format the ideal way to go. The result is a well-managed, well-financed unit.


Planning Your Program Budget

To develop the unit budget, complete the worksheet with the unit leader and committee at the annual program planning conference, and then share it with the parents. Be sure to keep parents involved and informed.

The unit's program calendar and budget information needs to be communicated regularly to families, especially at the start of the program year. By sharing the unit's program plans and budgetary needs, you can help newly recruited youth and their parents gain a greater understanding of just what fun is waiting for them during the unit's entire program year.


Troop Budget Worksheet

Troop Budget Planning Sheet

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