Chattahoochee Council, BSAMembershipMembership Fee Increase Announced

Over the last few months, we have seen the Scouting community come together, even while physically apart, to bring solutions, relief, and comfort to those in need. From making masks to supporting food banks, Scouting has been a vital partner for communities across the country. The value of Scouting is undeniable for those within the program and the greater public, and we are committed to continuing to offer this unmatched opportunity to young people and families nationwide.

The Boy Scouts of America National Council has worked to keep the membership fee as low as possible. Unfortunately, yesterday they announced changes to the membership fees effective August 1st. While this increase comes at a difficult and critical time for the Boy Scouts of America, as Scouts we know the priceless value of the Scout Oath and Law for our young people. Any increase in fees can create difficulty for our families we hope that getting this news out early will present an opportunity for Units to build the increase into their annual unit budgets.

Here are the updated national membership fees:

  • $66 for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts participants
  • $42 for Exploring participants
  • $30 for council-paid memberships
  • $42 for all adult volunteers (includes cost of background check)
  • $75 for a unit charter fee

The new membership fees will take effect on August 1, 2020, for new members and October 1, 2020, for renewing members. The new unit charter fee will take effect on August 1, 2020, for all new and rechartering units.

Additionally, starting August 1, 2020, there will also be a one-time $25 joining fee for new program participants in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts; however, there is no joining fee for Exploring participants, participants previously registered in any BSA program, those transferring from one program to another, council-paid memberships, or adult volunteers.

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1237 First Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: 706-327-2634


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