The cost of a Scouting trip to Europe

What does it cost to take a Scouting troop to Europe?

Liam Morland, April 24, 2020

I took my troop to England in 2018 for 15 nights. Here is what we spent.

Our accommodation costs are unusually low due to a great deal on a youth hostel and spending most nights camping or in a free Scout hut. We also got a very good deal on our flight. This time I booked directly with the airline. Other times I have used a travel agent who specializes in groups. These prices are per-person.

Trip Expenditures
School of Rock the Musical$61
Churchill War Rooms$22
Royal Navy Dockyards$22
Tower of London$20
St. Paul’s Cathedral$16
HMS Belfast$15
River cruise$10
Oyster card (London transit)$62
British Rail$55
Trip T-shirts, international necker$80
Youth hostel & camping fees$50
Badges and tradables$28
Host gifts$10
Jamboree fee, including food$311
Flight (youth price; adult: $800)$670
Grand total$1,512
Trip Outline
LocationNumber of nights
Overnight flight1
Youth hostel in Bayswater, London4
Eurocamp18 jamboree7
Narrowboat near Oxford2
Scout Hut, south London1