Membership Fees

On June 24, 2020 the Executive Board of the Chester County Council approved the implementation of an annual program fee for all registered youth and adult members.

Read the letter from the Council Key 3 explaining the decision to implement an annual program fee.

View the infographic outlining the updated National BSA membership fees.

As of August 1, 2020

YOUTH FEES

Total annual 2021 youth fee due at recharter – $132.00 per youth member. 

Note: Total annual youth fee includes $66.00 for the National BSA membership fee, $66.00 for the local Chester County Council program fee, and all insurance fees.

Multi-Scout Family Discount $20.00 for each additional Scout.  For example, a Scout family with three Scouts would pay $132.00 for the first Scout and $112.00 for the second Scout and $112.00 for the third Scout.

Total prorated amount$11.00 per month effective August 1, 2020.

Boys’ Life MagazineAdditional $12.00 per year.  Prorated fee$1.00 per month.

 One-time fee for any new youth member who joins and has never been registered in Scouting – $25.00.

Assistance Funds – Funds will be available to help offset annual youth fees for families in need of financial assistance.  An application process will be established and communicated out to unit leaders in the coming months.

ADULT FEES

Total annual 2021 adult leader fee due at recharter –  $78.00 per adult. 

Note: Total adult leader fee is for all registered adult leaders, including adults not associated with a local unit such as some volunteers who serve as district committee members, commissioners, and/or merit badge counselors.  The total adult leader fee includes $42.00 for the National BSA membership fee, $36.00 for the local Chester County Council program fee, and all insurance fees.

The total prorated amount$6.50 per month effective August 1, 2020.

NATIONAL BSA RECHARTER FEE

National BSA annual recharter fee for units – $75.00

IN-COUNCIL TRANSFER

In-council transfers (Arrow of Light to Scout) require a BSA Application, but there is NO FEE.

BSA Applications need to be submitted to [email protected] or can be completed online at BeAScout.org.