Annual Program Fees

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q:  What Scouting Fees are paid to the Council?  Where does it go?

A:  Effective January 1, 2018, the Annual National Registration Fee is $33 which is charged by the National Boy Scouts of America organization.   This fee is sent to them directly to support program development, national high adventure bases,  Boy's Life and Scouting magazines, criminal background checks on all adult volunteers and the national websites.   An additional $1 fee is paid to offset the unit accident and liability insurance premiums that are paid to the National Boy Scouts of America.   The fee for a Boy's Life subscription is $12.00.

Q:  Does the Andrew Jackson Council get any of the National Annual Registration Fee?

A:  No. The National Annual Registration Fee is sent to the National Boy Scouts of America directly. Even the Insurance Fee is used to offset the insurance premiums charged by the National Boy Scouts of America. 

Q:  What is the Council Program Fee and what does it go towards? 

A:  On June 16, 2016, the Executive Board of the Andrew Jackson Council passed a resolution to charge an Annual Program Fee of $15 per member youth and adult.  This fee enhances your Scouting experience by supporting the Andrew Jackson Council operations at Hood Scout Reservation and the overall Scouting Program in the Andrew Jackson Council. This fee will help maintain and develop new programs and facilities. This fee is not used for general administrative cost. 

Q:  In our Unit, we pay more than $.  Where does that money go? 

A:  To your local unit. We have found that, in addition to the National and Council fees, local units charge anywhere from an additional $25-$100 a year to belong to the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, Sea Scout, or Exploring Program. We recommend speaking to your local unit how they budget these additional dollars, as each unit is different. 

Q:  What if I have a Scout/Family that is unable to pay the fees?

A:  The Andrew Jackson Council has and will always continue to assistance programs to help individuals in true need.  Please have those families complete and submit a scholarship form.  Click here for a Andrew Jackson Council Scholarship form




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