October 23, 2019

Dear Cradle of Liberty Council Scouting Family,

The Executive Committee of the National Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) met earlier today and voted to increase the National Council annual registration fee for youth and adults, effective January 1, 2020.

The new National Council registration fees are as follows:
  • $60 for youth members in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouts
  • $36 for youth members in Exploring
  • $36 for adult members (includes cost of background check and Scouting Magazine)
  • $60 for unit charter fees

As I shared with you in my message on October 18, the Executive Board of the Cradle of Liberty Council has voted to subsidize the national registration fee increase amount for those members who are renewing their current registration during this charter renewal period.

This means that every youth and adult who is renewing their registration with the BSA for 2020 will only need to pay the current $33.00 national registration fee (along with the $2.00 council accident and sickness insurance fee), and the Cradle of Liberty Council will subsidize the balance for the 2020 charter renewal period. This subsidy also includes the $20 increase in the national unit charter fees for the 2020 charter renewal period (currently $40 per year per unit).

Please visit the links below for FAQs and resources about the national registration fee increase and the Cradle of Liberty Council fee increase subsidy:

At 6:30pm this evening, I will be going on Facebook Live with Scott Storrer, our Council Board Chair & President, to discuss the national fee change and the council subsidy in more detail. Go to www.facebook.com/groups/colbsavolunteers to watch.  If you are not already a member of COLBSA Volunteers Facebook Group, you will need to request to join in advance. Please try to do this before 5:30pm today. 

To make this subsidy work with the current national registration system, it is vitally important that your unit completes its charter renewal accurately and on-time. The Internet Recharting system will open on November 1 and we ask all units to complete the process and submit the necessary paperwork by November 30, 2019 , and definitely no later than the end of the year. Please visit www.colbsa.org/recharter for steps you can take now to prepare for your unit’s charter renewal, as well as updates and other resources to make the process as smooth as possible.

If you have any immediate questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me at Daniel.Templar@scouting.org . As always, THANK YOU for all you do for your youth through Scouting in the Cradle of Liberty Council.

Sincerely Yours in Scouting,

Dan Templar
Scout Executive/CEO
Cradle of Liberty Council
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