Membership Fee Increase Update

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.