National Membership Fee Increase

The National Office of the Boy Scouts of America has made an adjustment to the annual membership fees effective December 1, 2017. The current BSA membership fee of $24 is increasing to $33. With the council’s insurance recovery fee of $6 announced earlier this year, the total due at recharter time will be $39 per person – youth and adult participants alike – for a year of membership and coverage.

At just $3.25 per month, Scouting still offers lower membership costs than many other youth programs. As the nation’s leading character and leadership development program, this makes it a great value and investment in a young person’s future.

BSA has established this new rate to offset continued investment in technology, rising insurance costs, and continued program development and implementation.

For more information about NCAC’s insurance recovery fee, please see this post.


Fall 2017 Implementation

  • New applications submitted by November 30 will pay the current rate until the end of the current charter year.
    • For example: a New Scout application submitted in September to a February-rechartering pack would pay 6 months x $2/month = $12 for the BSA registration fee.
  • New applications submitted on December 1 and later will pay the new rate.
  • New units submitted by November 30 will pay the current rate for their entire initial charter period.
  • All recharter transactions will be at the new rate, including the adjusted membership and insurance recovery fees.

In other words, get those New Scout applications turned in by November 30!