BSA Membership Fee Update

Effective May 1, 2024

BSA Membership Fee Update

As you start to welcome new families to Scouting or re-register current Scouts, there are few key changes to be aware of when it comes to new BSA membership fees and yearly renewals.

Effective May 1, 2024:
All new youth and adult members who join Scouting will now be enrolled in a 12-month membership cycle - a convenience that will eliminate the traditional recharter process for new families and will discontinue prorated fees. All new youth and adults will pay the full annual membership fee and council program fee upon joining and will renew their membership on the anniversary date of joining Scouting. 

Starting in October 2024:
The traditional recharter process will also cease. Existing members’ anniversary date will be their unit recharter month. Each registered member of the BSA will receive an email notification with a registration renewal link beginning 60 days before the anniversary month they joined Scouting. Units will have the option to pay for their membership instead of individual families. Leaders will receive a copy of the email and should stay engaged in the membership renewal process like rechartering.

Updated Fees:
 2024 fees