Membership Fees Increase 2024

Council Participation Fee and National Annual Membership Fee

To our Scouting family,

Starting August 1, 2024, we are implementing a two-year lock-in on our council’s participation fee. Combined with the National membership fee, youth registration will be $150 and adult registration fee will be $100. The Merit Badge Counselor registration will remain at $25. Please refer to the infographic.

Council youth members who attend Camp Grimes Summer Camp, Cub Scout Day Camp or Webelos Adventure Camp will receive a $25 discount on their registration fee. We look forward to seeing you at Camp!

This decision comes as a result of careful consideration of the rising costs affecting our operations, particularly in insurance, program and camp operations. By locking in this fee, we aim to provide you with stability and predictability in your membership costs while ensuring continued access to our enriching programs and experiences.

At the heart of our organization is a steadfast commitment to youth development. Despite the challenges posed by increasing expenses, we remain dedicated to delivering the best possible value for our members. We firmly believe that scouting offers unparalleled opportunities for growth, learning, and camaraderie, making it an indispensable investment in the development of our youth.

It's important to highlight that your membership not only grants access to our diverse range of programs but also includes comprehensive liability and medical insurance coverage for both youth and adults while engaged in Scouting activities. Your safety and well-being are paramount to us, and we are proud to provide this essential coverage as part of your membership benefits.

We are immensely grateful for your continued trust and support as we navigate these changes together. Your involvement strengthens our community and empowers us to continue making a positive impact on the lives of young people. Together, we will continue to inspire the leaders of tomorrow through the transformative power of Scouting.

Thank you for being an integral part of our organization's journey.