Who We are
National & Council Fee Structure Update
The Colonial Virginia Council, BSA is the largest youth (boys and girls) organization on the Peninsula and in the Southside of Virginia; serving the communities of: Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Smithfield, Suffolk, Surry, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Emporia, Franklin, Lawrenceville, and the counties of Brunswick, James City, Gloucester, Greensville, Isle of Wight, Mathews, Southampton, and Sussex.
The Scout Service Center and Scout Shop are located at 11834 Canon Blvd Suite L, Newport News, VA; located just outside of Newport News City Center.
programs we offer
Cub Scouting - One of the BSA's premier programs, offering citizenship, character, personal fitness, and leadership for youth in grades K to 5.
Scouts BSA - The traditional Scouting experience where boys and girls can have their share of adventure in the great outdoors. We offer these traditions by allowing our youth to volunteer in their community, boost their leadership skills through fun and exciting challenges, and create memories that last a lifetime. Scouts also get a chance to earn Scouting's highest rank, Eagle Scout. This program is available for boys and girls ages 11-17.
Venturing - A youth-led program where Scouts experience positive mentorship and develop leadership skills in a fun, supportive environment. This program is coed ages 14-20.
Sea Scouting - A maritime program for boys and girls ages 14-20 providing a fun, safe environment for Scouts to learn, build friendships, and develop character while earning advancement. Coed program for ages 14-20.
Exploring - This program connects boys and girls ages 10-20 with mentors, businesses, and agencies within their communities to help them discover future career paths.
Dear CVC Scouters and Families,
Across the country, Scouting remains one of the most valuable investments that can be made to support youth. From once-in-a-lifetime adventures to merit badges that spark interests and future careers; from campouts under the stars to service projects that leave a lasting impact on our communities; Scouting’s year-round program expands horizons and provides young people with a safe and welcoming place to learn, grow and thrive. It has been Scouting’s mission for more than 113 years to instill the timeless ideals of the Scout Law to help young people address and overcome challenges in their lives and the issues facing their generation.
To ensure the Colonial Virginia Council has the resources to fulfill the promise of Scouting including increasing operating costs and the impact of the National Bankruptcy and payment to the Victims Trust Fund, on March 16, 2023, the Executive Committee made the difficult, but necessary decision to increase the Council Fee to $75 per youth and $45 per adults for currently registered members at recharter and for new registrants effective August 1, 2023. In conjunction with this change the Family Friends of Scouting Unit Presentations will be discontinued at the end of 2023.
The BSA National Executive Board at the BSA National Annual Meeting approved new registration fees of $80 per youth and $60 per adult, $50 per each Exploring youth and adult, and $25 per Merit Badge Counselors not registered in another paid position effective August 1, 2023.
Beginning August 1, 2023 newly registering youth and adult members will be enrolled in a 12 month membership cycle and proration of fees will cease. Those registering in August 2023 and forward will pay the new National BSA Fee and the new CVC program fee.
Example: New Scout Joins Sept 5, 2023
---National Fee $80
---National New Member Fee $25 (one time fee)
---Council Program Fee $75
The New Scout will not renew during recharter and will pay their National and Council membership fees by to Sept 5, 2024 to remain registered.
Currently registered members will complete the Unit Recharter process as in previous years for end of 2023 and at the end of 2024 will be entered into the 12 month individual renewal cycle. During the recharter process, the unit must ensure that a current email address is associated with each registered youth and leader.
To help your Scouting families, the council has a limited amount of funds available to assist with registration for 2024. Below is a Registration Assistance Request Form that would need to be completed by the Scout family and the Unit Leader requesting a portion of the registration fee to be paid. This form would then be submitted to the Council for review and approval. Forms can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all that you do for Scouting and developing our youth into tomorrow's leaders.
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