To deliver the Scouting program to its 2.3 million youth members, it is occasionally necessary for the Boy Scouts of America to increase membership fees to offset rising costs. As a result, the BSA is increasing the membership fee to $33 for all registered Scouts and adult members effective December 1, 2017.
Membership fees support the services that are necessary to provide Scouting programs to a growing number of youth. Services include ongoing advances in technology, council visits to assist in fundraising, program development and membership campaigns, liability insurance costs, and administrative costs. It is important that we continue to maintain a strong financial position in the future to support and grow Scouting.
Even with the membership increase, Scouting remains an incredible value compared to other youth programs.
The Prairielands Council recognizes that the timing of this announcement may cause units to have to revisit their program budgets as the fee increase will impact the charter renewal process in January.
All of the membership and Boy’s Life fees are passed on to the Boy Scouts of America. The Prairielands Council does not keep any of those funds. If you have any questions please contact your District Executive.