Membership Fee Increase Dec 1. 2017

Special Announcement – National Council Membership Fee and Local Council Insurance Fee Increase
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

To do this — while delivering the nation’s foremost youth development program — the BSA must remain vigilant in controlling costs. Although the National Council has been successful in reducing expenditures in many areas, it has become necessary to evaluate annual membership and insurance fees.

Based on feedback from both volunteers and employees, the National Council BSA membership fee will increase to $33 and the local council insurance fee will increase to $3 (total fee of $36 per year) for all registered youth and adult leaders, effective December 1, 2017.

Membership fees support the services that are necessary to provide Scouting to youth from 6 to 21 years of age. For only $3 per month the BSA provides unique growth opportunities, character education, and high-adventure experiences you can’t get anyplace else.

National Council services include primary liability coverage for all volunteer leaders and chartered organizations, ongoing advances in technology, fundraising support, new program development and membership recruiting strategies, and support materials. In 2016 alone, the BSA served 2.3 million youth members through approximately 270 local councils across the United States and its territories.

With the help of all of our volunteers and Scouting parents, we will continue accomplishing incredible things for young people and the communities we serve.

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