PARTICIPATION FEE POLICY
- AMOUNT: The dollar amount is based upon the
anticipated Troop expenses including advancement awards, replacement of
items, general program supplies, maintenance (software, trailer, etc.) and
miscellaneous. The fee is determined to be $45.00 per year. This will
remain unchanged year to year, unless it appears that the Troop is accruing
too much money in escrow or the Troop is not adequately covering expenses.
Any changes to the fee will be voted upon by the Troop Committee.
Participation fees will not be refunded if the scout leaves the Troop or
becomes inactive during the year.
- COLLECTION: The participation fee will be
collected during the re-chartering process that occurs in December of each
year. This fee is in addition to the annual Boy Scouts of America
registration and insurance fees sent to the Boy Scout Council. The entire
participation fee collected is used exclusively for Troop expenses. Fees
for Webelos and transfer Scouts will be collected at the time of joining the
- PRO-RATED AMOUNTS: There will only be two
amounts collected, full year or half year. Webelos and Scouts joining
before the Spring Court of Honor will pay the full amount of $45.00. Any
scout joining between the Spring and Fall Courts of Honor will pay half the
amount of $22.50. The fee is based upon the Scout’s eligibility to earn
awards for the upcoming Court(s) of Honor. A Scout that joins after the
Fall Court of Honor will wait until the rechartering process for the next
year to pay the full year participation fee. Scouts that turn 18 will pay a
pro-rated amount depending on the date of their birthday, ie. if their 18th
birthday is before the Spring Court of Honor, the fee is $22.50. If their
18th birthday is after the Spring Court of Honor, the fee is
still the yearly amount of $45.00.
- EXCEPTIONS: JASMS AND EAGLE SCOUTS: To
recognize Junior Assistant Scoutmasters (JASMs) and Eagle Scouts for their
accomplishments and service to the Troop (leadership, mentoring, etc.) the
yearly participation fee is $22.50. The reduced fee goes into effect
for the year following their JASM appointment or Eagle Scout award.
- NEW WEBELOS: New Webelos joining the Troop may
incur an additional expense if a new patrol box is needed. The fee will
range from $20 to $25 ($100 to $130 per box) and will be used to equip a new
patrol box with camping supplies. This could occur if we gain a minimum of
six new Webelos Scouts and need to form a new patrol.
- ADULTS: Registered adults and adult volunteers
are not charged a participation fee. The fee only applies to the Scouts
under age 18.