What is the Annual Renewal
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) provides a charter to organizations that want to use the BSA program as part of the chartering organization's programs. The BSA permits chartering organizations to use the program and also agrees to provide various services as part of the chartering agreement. Units belong to the chartering organization and not the BSA. The charter is good for one year. After that time the chartering organization must renew its charter and the membership of the youth and adults in that organization's units.
Not all Units renew their charter at the same time. Pack 301 renews its charter in late February. Generally, we try to recharter in January to ensure that we have all the fees collected, paper work entering into the BSA's database, and required signatures. If a youth or adult does not provide their fees by the required due date they will be dropped from the charter and will have to reapply to the BSA for membership in Pack 301.
What are the fees?
The annual RENEWAL fee is $125*. That fee pays for the following:
$60 BSA yearly registration
$12 Boy's Life Magazine
$9 Neckerchief (new version each year)
$13 Awards (7 Belt loops and Rank Patch)
$10 Religious Emblems Book and Award
$13 Program Fee
*NOTE: Arrow of Light Scouts need only pay $74 ($60 BSA yearly registration, $12 Boy's Life Magazine, $2 Insurance) as they will transfer to their new unit in the spring.
NEW MEMBERS FEES
The new member fee is $163. That fee pays for the following:
$125 annual fee for 19/20 Program Year
$38 Program Fee (current year) ($38 ($9 Neckerchief [new version each year], $6 Slide; $13 Awards [7 Belt loops and Rank Patch])
HOW do I pay?
Payment can be made by Cash, Check (payable to Basilica of Saint Mary), or Charge!
NEW MEMBERS $163 ($38 Current Year fee + $125 annual renewal fee)
Arrow of Light Scouts $74
Credit Card payments can be made through the parish FAITH DIRECT donation site.
CLICK HERE TO PAY VIA CREDIT CARD ONLINE
PUT THE CHILD’S NAME AND DEN NUMBER IN THE NOTES
You can provide cash or check at Pack meetings or outings if available. Den Leaders are encouraged to collect any cash or checks and provide them to Mr. Lusch.
PAYMENTS IS DUE BY 1 DECEMBER. PACK 301 is a volunteer ran organization. Once payment is made there are number of behind the scenes steps that Pack Leaders and the Parish have to complete in order to submit the charter to the BSA by early January. Late renewal payment may require Parents to complete a new registration form.
PARISH RELEASE forms plus BSA FORM A & B DUE BY 1 DECEMBER. BSA Pack, Troop, and Crews are owned by the institution that charters the program from the BSA. In addition to the BSA release form and standard health form, the Basilica of Saint Mary requires participants to submit a parish permission form each year.
BSA FORM A & B
PARISH RELEASE FORM