Membership Fee Increase

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

To do this — while delivering the nation’s foremost youth development program — the BSA must remain vigilant in controlling costs. Although we have been successful in reducing our expenditures in many areas, it has become necessary to evaluate our annual membership fees.

Based on feedback from both volunteers and employees, the BSA membership fee will increase to $33 for all registered youth and adult leaders, effective December 1, 2017.

Membership fees support the services that are necessary to provide Scouting to youth from 7 to 21 years of age. From education to high-adventure experiences you can’t get anyplace else, the BSA provides unique growth opportunities at a great value.

Services include primary liability coverage for all volunteer leaders and chartered organizations, ongoing advances in technology, fundraising support, new program development and membership recruiting strategies, and support materials. In 2016 alone, the BSA served 2.3 million youth members through approximately 270 local councils across the United States and its territories.

With the help of all of our volunteers and Scouting parents, we will continue accomplishing incredible things for young people and the communities we serve.

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Online Charter Renewal

Charter renewal packages for will be distributed to unit key-3 (Unit Leader, Committee Chair, and Charter Rep) in mid-October. The email will contain:

  • Introduction letter with online access code.
  • Links to membership & training tutorials.
  • Fee worksheets with 2017 fee schedule.
  • FOS family presentation request.

Unit key-3 are encouraged to review the training and rosters to ensure they are up to date.

  • Are all of your new applications submitted, and any errors corrected?
  • Are there any adult leaders whose youth protection training will expire before December 31, 2017?
  • Did any unit or charter organization leaders change position? Was an updated application received?

Important Dates:

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Customize your BeAScout.org listing

The Boy Scouts of America has launched a new recruiting Web site www.beascout.org. In addition to a wealth of information about Scouting for new and prospective members, this Web site will also connect prospective members and parents to packs, troops, and crews near their home.

All Nashua Valley Council units have a listing on BeAScout.org. Ths initial listing contains generic information and uses the contact information for the Nashua Valley Council service center. Unit leaders may customize this listing to include meeting location and local unit contact information.

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