Frequently Asked Questions

When compared to the cost of sports and many other activities, there is no doubt that Scouting delivers great value for the money to its members!

The registration fee for a youth to participate in Scouting is $138 annually, which includes liability insurance, and there is a one-time joining fee of $25 for new members. The unit you join will inform you of any additional program or activity fees associated with your membership. These costs may be offset by unit fundraising and other available scholarship funds. Please contact Occoneechee Council Registrar Tiffany Edmiston for more details.

The registration fee for adults to volunteer with Scouting is $57 annually, which includes liability insurance and appropriate background checks.

You’ve made a great choice to explore the fun and adventure of Scouting! To get started, simply fill out our interest form or contact a specific unit’s leadership. Once we find the right fit for your family, we will ask you to submit youth/adult applications with the appropriate fees to your unit’s leadership. They will help you every step of the way!

First off, thank you for your interest in volunteering! There is nothing more rewarding than helping young people take their first steps down the path to success. It’s easy to get started! Simply complete an adult application and submit it along with the registration fee to your unit’s leadership. They will guide you step-by-step through the process of getting involved.

We hold Scout safety above all else. We require that all adults involved in our program complete Youth Protection Training before they can be around youth members. We also have tools like the Guide to Safe Scouting that we follow to make sure we are safe when participating in any kind of activity.

Meeting times and locations vary from unit to unit. Typically, units meet weekly or bi-weekly during the school year and sometimes less frequently during the summer. Each individual unit will work to set a meeting location and schedule that is convenient for its members. With a number of units meeting in most neighborhoods, there is sure to be an option that fits with your family’s schedule.

Absolutely! Scouting seeks to provide the positive outcomes of character development and leadership skills for all youth of membership age. Since its founding in 1910, BSA has guided young men and women of all abilities down their paths to success. Based on the individual needs and circumstances involved, unit leadership will work with a child’s parents to ensure a challenging and rewarding Scouting experience.

Although there are many resources available to find more information about Scouting, the best way to find out more is through a direct connection with your local leadership! From meeting times to planned activities, they’ll provide answers to all of your Scouting questions. Please fill out our interest form, and we will get you all the information you need.