Start-up Costs for CCC Ministry Programs
At right is a chart that gives you an idea of the start-up costs per boy and per counselor in each of the CCC ministry programs (program headings in green). Keep in mind that if you have a tight budget there are ways to cut some costs and ways to boost your income to help make the program work for you. Many churches provide funding for the Cadeting programs by supporting the ministry through their annual budget. Some clubs charge “dues” for the boys to help pay for uniforms and materials. If it will be the initial year for your club you will be exempt from the annual offering requirement, so many clubs will still take an offering the first year and use the money for start-up costs. Although the ministry strongly urges the use of uniforms to help the boys and counselors build a sense of unity, discipline, and identity, you may consider waiting to purchase uniforms until your second or third year — after your club is well established and you have some fund-raising, and promotional events in place. Many clubs have fund-raising events like pancake breakfasts, car washes, spring yard clean-ups, and garage sales. They may also solicit donations/pledges from local businesses or church members for service projects like neighborhood clean-ups, re-cycling drives, and “helping hands” days for shut-ins or local non-profit assistance agencies.With a little creativity, promotion, and service minded-ness your club will become a vital part of the youth ministry and out-reach ministry of your church and you will be blessed in ways you cannot imagine.Make sure you include Cadet Week and Cadet Sunday on your church calendar so that you have opportunity to show your church members the ways that your club is “Living for Jesus.”
Program Product USA • Cost *Can • Cost
Junior Cadets
Counselor
Jr. Cadet Counselor’s Manual
$15.00
$20.00
T-Shirt
$9.50
$14.00
Total for a counselor of Junior Cadets
$24.50
$34.00
Cadet
Jr. Cadet Guidebook
$5.00
$6.40
Bible lessons
$5.00
$6.40
T-shirt
$9.00
$14.00
Kerchief
$5.50
$6.00
Kerchief slide
$1.75
$2.15
Total for a Junior Cadet
$26.25
$34.95
R•P•B
Counselor
Counselor’s Manual
$15.00
$20.00
R•P•B Guidebook
$14.00
$19.00
** Cadet Quest subscription
$14.70
$17.75
** Cadet Quest, Counselor’s Edition
$12.00
$13.00
Uniform shirt
$17.75
$29.50
Uniform tie
$4.50
$6.75
Uniform stripes and patches
$6.30
$8.10
Total for a counselor of R•P•B boys
$84.25
$114.10
Cadet
R•P•B Guidebook
$14.00
$19.00
Cadet Quest subscription
$14.70
$17.75
Uniform shirt
$14.25
$25.00
Uniform kerchief
$5.50
$6.00
Uniform stripes and patches
$6.30
$8.10
Kerchief slide
$1.75
$2.15
Total for a Cadet in R•P•B program
$56.50
$78.00
Guide Trails
Counselor
Counselor’s Manual
$15.00
$20.00
Guide Trails Guidebook
$2.50
$3.50
** Cadet Quest subscription
$14.70
$17.75
** Cadet Quest, Counselor’s Edition
$12.00
$13.00
Uniform shirt
$17.75
$29.50
Uniform tie
$4.50
$6.75
Uniform stripes and patches
$6.30
$8.10
Total for a Guide Trails counselor
$72.75
$98.60
Cadet
Guide Trails Guidebook
$2.50
$3.50
Guide Trails booklet
$4.00
$5.75
** Cadet Quest subscription
$14.70
$17.75
Uniform shirt
$17.75
$29.50
String tie
$9.00
$12.00
Uniform stripes and patches
$6.30
$8.10
Total for a Guide Trails Cadet
$54.25
$76.60
Voyageurs
Counselor or Cadet
All materials are on the Cadet Web site
Voyageur Golf / Polo Shirt
$15.50
$21.95

*Note: The Canadian prices are higher because of the costs involved in shipping materials from Grand Rapids, Michigan to the warehouse in Canada, paying duties, customs and brokerage fees, and the overhead involved with warehousing product in Canada. it is not because of any difference in the currency exchange rate.

**Note: These are costs you would incur annually — all others are one-time costs.

NeelandCadetsRonAs part of being a member club your obligation to the Cadet organization is to complete an annual registration form which requires a $40.00 registration fee plus asks you to take an offering for the organization during the Cadet season. Many send the offering proceeds directly to the Corps office while some clubs that are members of a council, have a council person designated to collect the offerings and he, in turn, passes them on to the Corps office.

These funds are used to finance the day to day operations of the organization. The corps staff is busy keeping all the program materials up-to-date, stocking and sending out supplies, producing periodicals such as Cadet Quest magazine. and Clarion newsletter, answering questions about running a club, and many other tasks that help  members conduct their ministry as effectively as possible.