Over the last few months, we have seen the Scouting community come together, even while physically apart, to bring solutions, relief and comfort to those in need. From making masks to supporting food banks, Scouting has been a vital partner for communities across the country.
The value of Scouting is undeniable for those within the program and the greater public, and we are committed to continuing to offer this unmatched opportunity to young people and families nationwide.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has worked to keep the membership fee as low as possible. Unfortunately, operating costs have continued to rise and COVID-19 has compounded the need to increase the fee to maintain the program.
To ensure we have the resources to fulfill the promise of Scouting, the updated joining fee (which includes the Crater Lake Council $6 yearly fee per member) for Scouts. Likewise, new Scouts that register online during October will be charged the last three months of the current calendar year (October, November, and December) as well as the following calendar year. The membership fees and scheduling will take effect on August 1, 2021, for new members in the 2021-2022 program year. These fees will also be pro-rated.
Assistance with the Cost of Scouting
The Crater Lake Council Executive Board and leadership believe that every youth should have the opportunity to benefit from Scouting. But, there may be circumstances where youth and his/her family needs a little help financially to take part in Scouting activities. To address this, our council has allocated part of its annual budget (funded through Friends of Scouting, grants, and scholarship donations) to help.
There are three assistance programs: Camperships, Uniform Assistance, and Membership Assistance. Find out more about receiving assistance by following this link.
Help Supporting the Youth That Want to Get Into Scouting!
You can support Scouts in need by donating to the Crater Lake Council Scout Assistance Fund.