There are many resources available to help you grow your existing Scout Unit or to start a new one! Each program has its own tools available tailored for that age youth and family life stage.
Most youth join Scouting as Cub Scouts. We also have the largest lists of resources available to support this for a complete list checkout our dedicated Cub Scout Recruitment page.
Scouts that join during the year will pay a pro-rated membership. To determine the correct membership fee, use the chart below. Remember to include the pro-rated national fee, the pro-rated council fee, and the $25 one-time new member fee.
Annual Charter Renewal
Each year, Scouting units (Packs, Troops, and Crews) are required to renew their charters with the Northern Lights Council and Boy Scouts of America. The charter is the official agreement between the council and your local chartered organization to provide a program under the auspices of the BSA. The process of renewing a unit’s charter reinforces this agreement year-to-year and provides an opportunity to update registration records and qualify for Journey to Excellence recognition.
Thank you for completing your unit’s charter renewal on time and error free!
Charter Renewal Resources
- To be used if less than 5 youth will be registered (must be approved by the Scout Executive)
Registration Assistance form
- For individuals needing assistance (not to be used for Scout Reach units)
Unit Account Authorization form
FOS Presentation Scheduling form
Free Rank Insignia Program for Units
- For use by Commissioners and Field Staff
- For Field Staff use only