Membership Fees

Annual Program Fee Began in 2021

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.

As of August 1, 2021

YOUTH FEES

Total annual 2022 youth fee due at recharter – $138.00 per youth member. 

Note: Total annual youth fee includes $72.00 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 $138.00 for the first Scout and $118.00 for the second Scout and $118.00 for the third Scout.  These discounts are recognized only during the recharter period.

Total prorated amount$11.50 per month effective August 1, 2021.

Scout 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 are available to help offset annual youth fees for families in need of financial assistance.  Each unit is given a 5% rebate back on their total youth program fees paid which can then be applied with assistance from the committee.

ADULT FEES

Total annual 2022 adult leader fee due at recharter –  $81.00 per adult. 

Note: Total adult leader fee is the following adult leaders:  district committee members and commissioners.  The total adult leader fee includes $45.00 for the National BSA membership fee, $36.00 for the local Chester County Council program fee, and all insurance fees.

Multi-Adult Discount $36.00 for each additional adult.  For every adult exceeding one per family, the Council program fees are waived ($36.00).  These discounts are recognized only during the recharter period.

No-Fee-Required Registrations – Merit badge counselors, STEM Nova counselors, and religious emblem coordinators are registered adult leader positions that require a completed BSA adult application, Youth Protection training, and a criminal background check, but no registration fee is required unless they choose to pay to receive Scouting magazine.  Executive officer and Lion and Tiger adult partner positions do not require a registration fee because they are not registered adult leader positions. These positions also do not require a completed BSA adult application and are not submitted for a criminal background check. While Youth Protection training is not required for adults holding these positions, it is recommended for all participating adults.

The total prorated amount$6.75 per month effective August 1, 2021.

NATIONAL BSA RECHARTER FEE

National BSA annual recharter fee for units – $75.00

IN-COUNCIL TRANSFER

In-council transfers (Arrow of Light to Scout) have no fee. Transfer can be done online at my.scouting.org or by filling out a BSA Application and submitting to [email protected].

RESOURCES

View the infographic outlining the updated National BSA membership fees.

Recharter Fee Worksheet (xlsx) to work through the fee structure.

The Scout Store and offices will close at 5pm on Wednesday, and will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 29.
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