National BSA has worked diligently to keep the National annual membership fee as low as possible. However, operating costs have continued to rise while COVID-19 has compounded the need to increase the fee to maintain the program.
As such, there will be a slight increase in annual National BSA membership fees that will take effect August 1, 2020 to:
- $66 for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts
- $42 for Explorers
- $42 for adult volunteers (includes cost of background check)
- $75 for Unit recharter fee
- 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, or adult volunteers.
Please review the Overview and FAQ for more information.