The Troop Committee met and decided that we need to raise the Annual Registration Fee from $90.00 to $100.00.
Last year, The Boy Scouts of America raised the cost of registration to $72.00 with a one time fee of $25.00 for brand new, never before registered Scouts, while our registration cost remained at $90.00. This meant that when a new Scout registered, the Troop had to add $7.00 of its own money to register the Scout.
The Boy Scouts of America gets $72.00 of the $100.00 we collect. Most of that goes to the cost of insurance. The Troop uses the remainder to purchase awards, handbooks and other supplies for the unit to function.
The cost for an adult to join remains at $42.00. This covers insurance and background checks the Boy Scouts of America does randomly on every adult leader.
We know that the cost to join the Boy Scouts will increase in small increments over the coming years. We do not know what the cost will finally top out at.
Please do not hesitate to contact Anthony or myself if you have financial difficulties with the registration fees. Please do not let the registration fees be a barrier to being in the Boy Scouts. We will always find a way to ensure every youth who wants to be in Scouting can be.