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.

Membership Fees

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.

Updated Membership Fees (Effective August 1, 2022)

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

Printing membership cards

Printing charter certificates

Membership Validation form

  • 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

Annual Charter Agreement form

Charter Renewal Checklist

  • For use by Commissioners and Field Staff

Unregistered Unit Report

  • For Field Staff use only

Youth and Adult Application Forms