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BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

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Slightly less than the rumored $70-100, but that’s a significant jump. Ouch.  That’s an increase of about $2,000 for our troop, assuming council dues stay the same. 

Meanwhile, our fundraising numbers are down for the fourth straight year. 

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I do see they've made it a little easier on families by keeping the adult fees essentially the same.  It's small consolation, but it's something

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defcon 1 here at the office. Phones are unplugged and doors are locked. We are sacrificing the interns 

 

(kidding of course)

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7 minutes ago, carebear3895 said:

defcon 1 here at the office. Phones are unplugged and doors are locked. We are sacrificing the interns 

 

(kidding of course)

I thought that was a normal Wednesday :)

(kidding also)

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Roughly another $1,700 for our unit.  We have a corporate sponsor lined up, so life moves on

 

8 minutes ago, carebear3895 said:

defcon 1 here at the office. Phones are unplugged and doors are locked. We are sacrificing the interns 

 

(kidding of course)

I trust you are using the GTSSI (Guide to Safely Sacrificing Interns) - make sure you have the 2018 update

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Just now, Jameson76 said:

 

I trust you are using the GTSSI (Guide to Safely Sacrificing Interns) - make sure you have the 2018 update

Yes, we made sure they are wearing eye protection. God speed, college kids 

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When I went to the OPs link, I noticed that it said "comments are turned off."

I wonder how much blow back the councils are getting. 

I also wonder if the fees would have been higher had it not been for the vocal response to the original announcement about a fee increase.

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6 minutes ago, prof said:

When I went to the OPs link, I noticed that it said "comments are turned off."

I wonder how much blow back the councils are getting. 

I also wonder if the fees would have been higher had it not been for the vocal response to the original announcement about a fee increase.

We actually haven't been notified yet (surprise surprise). Circle Ten Council in Dallas leaked it. I imagine some of their volunteers work at National and got this information early. 

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6 minutes ago, prof said:

When I went to the OPs link, I noticed that it said "comments are turned off."

I wonder how much blow back the councils are getting. 

I also wonder if the fees would have been higher had it not been for the vocal response to the original announcement about a fee increase.

I think it was posted as a courtesy from the Council early in the morning so people would have an idea of what is going on.  There is already a new thread on the Council page discussing the increases.

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1 minute ago, DuctTape said:

I didn't know Explorers still existed as an option.

Explorers are now a part of Learning For Life.

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1 hour ago, 5thGenTexan said:

This just in from my Coucil. (Circle 10)

https://circleten.ihubapp.org/posts/34541/the-national-executive-board-of-the-bsa-just-approved-a-new-membership-fee?fbclid=IwAR3XPx25zXr6Caf_KUgxzGXLJ4MKX1tpT023gvKAPuf51Jx9DF3BUTiWTjg

Beginning with the 2020 recharter (due December 31, 2019) the following fees will be collected by the National Council (no portion will remain within the Circle Ten Council):

  • Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing youth - $60
  • Exploring youth - $36
  • Stem youth - $250
  • Adults - $36
  • Unit Charter Fee - $60

 

Not as bad as it could have been.  Without any increase our cost would have been $50 per scout, $33 to National, and $17 to Council.  This will put our per scout cost at $77.  With a little belt tightening I think both of my units will be ok.

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45 minutes ago, carebear3895 said:

defcon 1 here at the office. Phones are unplugged and doors are locked. We are sacrificing the interns 

 

(kidding of course)

Doing that backwards.  Shouldn't you have thrown those interns into the volcano ahead of time, thus warding off the increase???😋

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