Pine Tree Council Announces Council Fee

The Pine Tree Council will implement an annual council fee as a part of the membership registration fee. The new fee will be implemented for new and renewing registrations starting on January 1, 2024.

The fee for youth members in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouting will be $80, and the fee for registered adult volunteers will be $60. These fees are in addition to the national membership fees.

Read the letter from the Council President Jack O’Toole explaining the reason for adding a council fee.

2023 Annual Membership Fees Infographic (pdf version)

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Frequently Asked Questions

We expect more questions to arise and will update this information as needed.

The council fee will go into effect for registrations, or renewals, which are dated on, or after January 1, 2024. Due to the operation of the online system, we will start the fee for online registration on November 1, 2023. It will still be possible to register new Scouts with no fee using paper registrations until December 31, 2023.

Scouts and Scouters registered in more than one unit, or position, only pay a registration fee for their first position. The council fee will be administered the same way.

No. While you may submit your charter before year end, your renewal goes into effect on January 1, 2024. The council fees will be present in the online recharter system, opening 60 days before year end.

Unit leaders can submit a form to the registrar for any individual for which the fee would present a financial hardship. This document, along with a sibling discount form, will be available from the registrar by the time the rechartering system goes “live”.