Posts by Bryan Wendell

BSA membership fee to change beginning Jan. 1, 2020

Starting next year, the Boy Scouts of America membership fee will be $60 a year for all registered youth in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts. The annual fee for adult members and youth in the Exploring program will be $36. While costs to the organization have increased every year, the Boy Scouts…

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The ingenious way this Cub Scout pack welcomes new members

For a new Cub Scout family, nothing says “we’re glad you’re here” quite like a handcrafted kit containing some items you’ll need during your Scouting journey. Oh, and snacks help, too. A Cub Scout pack in Michigan welcomes new members with cleverly designed bags — made by the pack’s current Cub Scouts — that include…

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Holiday cards for heroes: A service project for our service members

While most American kids are busy deciding which Halloween costume to wear this year — Stranger Things or Star Wars? — the Scouts in the BSA’s Western Los Angeles County Council have flipped their calendars forward by two months. Yes, they’re already working on holiday cards. But there’s a good reason for this extra-early start…

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