Scouts and Scouters,
It is with some urgency that I send this message. At the annual Top Hands Conference I attended in Dallas last week it was announce that the annual membership fee for the BSA is being increased to $33 per person annually. This fee is taking effect on December 1, 2017. It will affect the fees that need to be collected for the 2018 charter year.
It has been about a decade since the last fee increase. Most of the need for the increase revolves around the extreme issues with insurance. The BSA has had as much difficulty as families have had keeping up with rapidly rising costs of insurance. Your membership fees help to provide liability insurance, etc. for every youth and adult member.
If you have any questions regarding the increase please feel free to call the Scout Service Center at 218-729-5811 and we will do our best to answer them.