3 Ways to Join
Whether you’re a parent of an elementary, intermediate or high school aged child,
there are plenty of ways for you to get involved with the Boy Scouts of America.
Recruitment events take place at the beginning of the school year, and may be held at your local school or at one of our chartered partners. During these events you will have the opportunity to meet with a unit leader, get questions answered, and fill out an application to join. These events are scheduled by the unit leader.
The Boy Scouts of America now offers an online application process that can be completed from start to finish without a single piece of paper changing hands.
We will be able to help assist you in the join process. We can direct you to the closest unit to your area.
The Scouting experience is divided into programs according to age and activities.
Frequently Asked Questions
When compared to the cost of sports and many other activities, there is no doubt that Scouting delivers great value to its members! The registration fee for youth to join Scouting in the Pine Tree Council is $82 annually ($72 BSA registration fee and $10 council insurance fee) and there is a one-time joining fee of $25 for new members. There may be additional program or activity fees that may be charged by your local unit or council. Of course, these costs may be offset by unit fundraising and other available scholarship funds. Please contact your local unit leadership for details.
Meeting times and locations vary. Typically, though, units meet weekly or bi-weekly during the school year and less frequently during the summer. Each individual unit will work to set a meeting location and schedule that is convenient for its members. With a number of units meeting in most neighborhoods, there is sure to be an option that fits within your family’s schedule.
Absolutely! Scouting seeks to provide the positive outcomes of character development and leadership skills for all eligible youth. Since its founding in 1910, the BSA has guided young men and women of all abilities down their path to success. Based on the individual needs and circumstances involved, unit leadership will work with a child’s parents to ensure a challenging and rewarding Scouting experience.
Although there are many resources available to find more information about Scouting, the best is a direct connection with your local unit leadership! From meeting times, to planned activities, they’ll provide answers to all of your Scouting questions.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! There is nothing more rewarding than helping young people take their first steps down the path to success. It’s easy to get started! Simply complete an adult application and submit it, along with the $55 annual registration fee* ($45 BSA registration fee and $10 council insurance fee) which includes the cost of a background check, to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process.
You’ve made a great choice to explore the fun and adventure of Scouting! To get started, simply complete a youth application and submit it, along with the annual registration fee, to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process. Haven’t yet found a unit, or need contact information? Click here for options near you!