Membership Applications and Fees

There are two easy ways to join Scouting!

Sign up online. Visit to find a Pack,Troop,Crew or Explorer Post near you and fill out an online application to join.

Sign up with a BSA Application.  You can download the youth and adult application below, complete, and return to the leader of the unit that you will be joining.

**NOTE for Adult Applications you must complete Youth Protection Training at before your application can be processed. ( You will need to Create an Account.) Please print and include the Youth Protection Training Certificate with your Application.

Membership Fees:

All membership in the BSA will be renewed on a 12-month membership cycle.

Each youth and adult member will renew their membership on their anniversary month. Many will have an anniversary that is the month their unit renewed last, and any new members will renew 12 months after they joined.

Membership renewals will be completed either by credit card with a 12-month renewal payment from the individual, by a Scout unit that has elected “Unit will pay all our members renewals” option, or by a manual payment at a Council Service Center.

Each member of the BSA will receive an email notice with a registration renewal link beginning 60 days before the anniversary month of joining.

***PLEASE NOTE*** If paying online or in the Council office with a credit or debit card there will be a credit card processing fee.

File Name Description
Adult Application Download
Membership Fees Download
Youth Application Download