As a valued member of our Connecticut Yankee Council Scouting family, we know we owe it to you to be transparent and communicate information we receive promptly.
Late yesterday afternoon, the National Council informed us that registration fees for the Scouting program will increase effective January 1, 2020. This change is primarily due to increasing liability insurance costs associated with delivering a quality program across the country.
While we do not know the exact amount, the National Council committed to having the amount finalized in the next six weeks once the National Board reviews the recommendations from a task force of volunteers and professionals assigned to review this matter. Unfortunately, this change will impact registration fees for the current year and means additional fees will need to be collected prior to rechartering.
We sincerely apologize for the timing and the inability to convey the amount of the new registration fee at this time, but felt compelled to quickly communicate what we learned as soon as we learned it. We recognize the timing of this fee increase creates challenges as units have already begun collecting fees for their 2020 registration renewal process.
Thank you for all you do to support and deliver Scouting to the youth of the Connecticut Yankee Council.
Yours in Scouting,
David Sippin, Council President | Charles Flowers, Scout Executive & CEO | John Gelinas, Jr., M.D., Council Commissioner