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2021 National Fee Update

To Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Committee Chairs, District Committee Members and Commissioners: Summer is here, and Scouts are returning to Bert Adams, Woodruff, and Allatoona Aquatics Base for fun and adventure. As...

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2021 National Fee Update

To Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Committee Chairs, District Committee Members and Commissioners:
 
Summer is here, and Scouts are returning to Bert Adams, Woodruff, and Allatoona Aquatics Base for fun and adventure. As we move into the fall, we are excited for another great year of Scouting with new Scouts, and awesome opportunities for families.
 
Families are attracted to Scouting because of the unique and impactful opportunities that our program offers. They also enjoy a reasonably priced program, especially when you compare Scouting to other youth activities. National BSA has always been committed to keeping membership fees as low as possible, even while costs continue to grow. 
 
Membership fees go directly to National BSA to pay for program curriculum and safety standards, training, Youth Protection resources and criminal background checks, and insurance coverage for official Scouting activities.  
 
2021 MEMBERSHIP FEE INCREASE OVERVIEW:
 
Starting August 1, the membership fee for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouting participants will be $72, a $6 increase from the $66 fee enacted last August. The fee for Exploring participants will be $45, up from $42.
 
The one-time $25 joining fee for new program participants in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouting will still be required. There is no joining fee for Exploring, participants previously registered in any BSA program, those transferring from one program to another, or adult volunteers.
 
Fees for all adult volunteers will be $45, up from $42. That includes the cost of a background check. The unit charter fee will stay at $75.
 
Through Scoutreach, units are identified to have reduced membership fees which will be handled on an individual basis.
 
Be sure to include the Popcorn Sale in your unit’s plan this fall to help raise funds for camping and activities.
 
Participating in Scouting continues to be one of the best investments a family can make in their children. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your District Professional. Tthank you for your leadership in Scouting. 
ATL United vs. Columbus SC | July 24
Tickets are available for purchase at a special rate of $20 per seat for Scouts and family.
ATL Braves vs. SF Giants | August 28
Look for forthcoming information regarding Scout Day tickets for sale in the next week.

Summer Camp Staff

Now Hiring: Summer Camp Staff

Build Skills:

Working on camp staff offers you the opportunity to learn new skills outside of a classroom. Improve your public speaking, teach classes, manage projects or become certified in a skill such as lifeguarding or shooting sports

Change Lives:

Working at Summer Camp is one of the best opportunities to change a young person’s life for the better. Over 7,000 Scouts attend Bert Adams and Woodruff Scout Camps each summer. Every one of them has a favorite Staff Member, the one who impacted them the most, and that could be you!

Have Fun!!!!

Being on Camp Staff may be the most fun summer job in the world. You’ll spend six-to-eight weeks living, working and playing with amazing coworkers and build friendships that will last a lifetime.

Camp Staff members must be age 15 or older, but those that are 14 can serve as a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) for a two-week volunteer experience.

ScoutBook Update

April 12th ScoutBook Update

On April 12, all adults who are not registered as a member in the BSA will be removed from your unit’s ScoutBook adult roster.

 

Prior to April 12, unit leaders should check their rosters in the Roster tool at https://my.scouting.org  to ensure all adult leaders listed in ScoutBook are also registered on the official roster or otherwise with the BSA. Action should be taken with the local council to ensure all adult leaders are registered with the BSA. After that date, adults not registered in the BSA will be removed from adult leader unit rosters in ScoutBook.

 

This does not affect parent connections to their Scouts. Parents will still receive unit messages as they do today.

 

If you have questions about this change, you can ask them on the Using Scoutbook forum here .

 

On the unit roster in ScoutBook, unregistered adult leaders will appear having a yellow triangle with an “!” next to their name. Often this is caused by the wrong BSA member ID in their ScoutBook profile. This can be changed by the user with Manage Member ID at http://my.scouting.org  For assistance, contact your local council or ask on the forums: http://discussions.scouting.org   On Aprl 12, 2021 they will be removed.

 

Note: some Executive Officers (IH) may have a unregistered indicator next to their name because of how they are included in a unit’s registration. Even though they have an indicator, they will not be removed.

 

Note: unit leaders can find correct member IDs in the Roster Tool at http://my.scouting.org or by contacting your local council.

If someone thinks they are registered in the unit and their name on the Scoutbook unit roster has a triangle on it, they probably are not registered correctly, and they should have their unit committee chair check the unit roster in my.scouting. If they are not on it, contact the council Registrar.

Camp Card Update

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Service Opportunities

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Advancement News

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November 2020 Business Meeting

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August Roundtable Recap

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Fall Recruiting Kick-off

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