Registration for the 2023 membership year will cease on July 17, 2023.
Yes. There will be no participant registration available between July 17-31. Parents will be unable to waitlist their youth during this time either.
We are opening 2024 participant registration exclusively for returning members on August 1, 2023. Anyone who is currently registered in Scouting will be able to renew their membership in the same Group for 2024 between August 1 and August 27. Waitlist notifications for new members will be disabled during this time.
The National Registration fee remains $230 for a 2024 membership. This does not include any Group fees charged to defray local programming costs or any weekly dues that may be required by the Group.
Yes. Like last year, Groups will receive $15 for every participant registration completed in their Group.
When will new members be able to register for the 2024 membership year?
Registration for 2024 will be available for new members on August 28, 2023. Existing members will be able to renew their membership into any Group on this date.
If there is capacity on a Section’s 2023 roster to accommodate additional youth, anyone who registers for 2024 will be offered a spot for the rest of 2023. If you want your youth to participate for the rest of 2023, please make sure during the registration process that a 2023 role is included. The membership(s) that you are receiving with your registration will be displayed on the checkout page.
We will be offering 2024 memberships to all families who registered their youth in Scouting between June 1 and July 17. These families will be contacted to confirm if they would like to accept this offer to have their youth’s membership extended through the 2024 membership period. This will enable our Member Services team to ensure that these youth are given 2024 roles and can help families find a different Group for their youth should there be capacity restrictions in the Section that they are registered with for 2023. Please note that if a Group has waived its 2023 Group Fees then families may be requested to pay a Group fee for their extended 2024 membership in order to help offset program costs at the local level.
We are planning to contact these families beginning August 15. This will provide existing members with 2 full weeks to renew their membership before extensions start to be offered to those who registered in the Summer.
Eligible parents have until October 31, 2023, to accept the offer of 2024 membership for the 2023 registration completed between June 1 and July 17, 2023. In order for the 2024 role to be added to eligible youth's record, their parent must confirm their intent to extend their youth's membership. 2024 roles will not be added automatically.
No. We will not be deleting the waitlist from the 2023 membership year but rolling over the existing waitlist so that priority sequence from this year is maintained.
Youth who were waitlisted for a Beaver Colony but are now of age for the Cub program will automatically be transferred to the waitlist for Cubs. If a waitlist does not exist for that Section, they will be able to register as soon as registration opens for new members.
Groups can use the How to Prepare for Registration Periods - For Section Scouters & Group Commissioners guide. There is also a Group Tool Kit and a video tutorial on completing essential MyScouts tasks to prepare for registration linked below.