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    • HBO did convince me to pay $10 a month so I could watch Game of Thrones - so I'm guilty too.  My daughter wanted Netflix for Stranger Things too.  Don't even get me started on my monthly cable or phone bills.  Both of which are way more each month than we'd pay all year to national. I'm with @Liz.  Scouting is a core part of our families life.  $60 a year to national is still a bargain to me.
    • I suppose that's one way of looking at it. 

      Another is to ask whether MBCs should be expected to pay for their own background checks in order to volunteer their time to help kids out. Maybe it's appropriate for the kids to fundraise the cost of screening and then having these mentors available. 
    • Am I looking at this crooked, or are youth basically underwriting the background checks for their merit badge counselors?
    • At any rate, just to put it in perspective...

      $60 per year is still less than the new Disney+ Streaming service.  Just sayin'.  Personally, I still think it's a bargain. My daughter fundraises to cover the Pack expenses of participation. I buy her uniforms used. Summer camp is the only major expense, it's optional, and she is able to fundraise enough to cover that, too. 

      I am lucky that our local council costs are covered by council fundraising - which again we participate in enthusiastically. If they want to start charging $12 a year at some point I still think that's not unreasonable. 

      And I'm seriously considering the Disney+ streaming service too... but if I had to pick one or the other, Scouting all the way.
    • Merit Badge Counselors, Nova Counselors, and Supernova Mentors are all no fee positions. Unit Scouter Reserve and Unit College Scouter Reserve adults do have to pay a fee at the unit level.  Executive Officer is a no fee position at the unit level.
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