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.

2024 Annual Membership Fees Infographic (pdf version)

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Unit leaders can submit a request to the registrar for any individual for which the fee would present a financial hardship. Email registration@ptcbsa.org.

Family Member Discounts for Registered Youth and Adults

Fee Schedule pertains only to council fee of $80.

Scouts

  • One registered child:
    • $0 discount.
  • Two registered children:
    • $0 discount on first child,
    • $40 discount on second child ($40 council fee for only this child).
  • Three registered children:
    • $0 discount on first child,
    • $40 discount on second child ($40 council fee for only this child),
    • $60 discount on third child ($20 council fee for only this child).
  • Four or more registered children:
    • $0 discount on first child,
    • $40 discount on second child ($40 council fee for only this child),
    • $60 discount on third child ($20 council fee for only this child),
    • No council fee on fourth child (or more) ($0 council fee).

Adults

  • First adult, 21 or over, in household pays full council fee. $60
  • After one full paying adult in a household, each additional, 21 or over, 50% discount. ($30)

*Adults must share the same residence to obtain discounts

*The online recharter system does not yet have the ability to process discounts or scholarships.  Please note discounts on recharter document when submitting to council. Units must pay recharter fees to council office (NOT online) to account for discounts and scholarships.

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 request to the registrar for any individual for which the fee would present a financial hardship. Email registration@ptcbsa.org.