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 is
- $72 for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts participants
- $48 for Exploring participants
- $48 for all adult volunteers (includes the cost of background check)
- $75 for a unit charter fee
The membership fees will take effect on August 1, 2020, for new members in the 2020-2021 program year. For renewing members, the new fee will take effect on October 1, 2020. The updated unit charter fee will take effect August 1, 2020, for all new and rechartering units.
Starting August 1, 2020, there will also be a one-time $25 joining fee for new program participants in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts; however, there is no joining fee for Exploring participants, participants previously registered in any BSA program, those transferring from one program to another, council-paid memberships, or adult volunteers.
These fees are prorated per month. Click here for prorated fees.
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
Supporting the Crater Lake Council Assistance Fund
You can support Scouts in need by donating to the Crater Lake Council Scout Assistance Fund.