Help us kickoff the next Scouting year this August. It is imperative at least one person from every Pack and Troop joins us, but all are welcome. We will be providing valuable information about the upcoming Scouting year. In addition, we will be handing out recruitment and popcorn materials.
Stevens Point: August 15, 6pm, St Paul’s United Methodist Church
Marshfield: August 17, 6pm, Columbia Park
WI Rapids: August 17, 6pm, First English Lutheran Church
Wausau: August 17, 6pm, Wausau Homes Scout Center
Tomahawk: August 17, 6pm, Packaging Corporation of America Training Facility
Beginning August 1, 2023, all new youth and adult members will have a 12-month membership cycle. The National BSA will cease prorating fees. Both youth and adults will pay the full annual membership fee and will renew their membership on the anniversary date of joining Scouting. Existing members will renew their membership during their normal registration/recharter cycle through March 2024.
BSA National Membership Fees Effective August 1:
$80 for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouting participants ($5 increase)
$60 for all adult volunteers ($15 increase to provide general liability insurance and enhanced background checks)
$25 one-time joining fee for new program participants in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouting (Not prorated and no change in fee)
$25 for Merit Badge Counselors (New Fee applies only for Merit Badge Counselors not already registered as leaders)
$50 for Exploring participants Youth & Adult ($5 increase)
$100 for a unit charter/affiliation fee (no change in fee)
$15 for Scout Life magazine (no change in fee)
In July, the Samoset Executive Board approved a Council program fee to be implemented on October 1, 2023 to replace the annual Family FOS traditional unit presentation campaign. A small task force of volunteers from each of the five newly established Scout districts reviewed National BSA membership fees, Family FOS history, and other factors to determine the impact to unit and council operations and made a recommendation to the Samoset Executive Board.
Its popcorn time! This important fundraiser helps both Samoset Council and our Scouting units (Packs, Troops, Crews). Staff and volunteers are busy preparing materials so you and your unit can be successful. Please note the important dates below. Units will be able to signup for the sale on the Pecatonica website soon.
August 15 – Popcorn & Program Kickoff for Mushkodany District beginning at 6 PM.
August 17 – Popcorn & Program Kickoff for Rib Mountain, Ojibwa, Northwoods, and Ahdawagam Districts beginning at 6 PM.
Show & Sell:
August 23: Orders due for pickup September 15 & 16. Distribution locations will be determined (and communicated) based on orders submitted. Please order using the Pecatonica River website.
Discover exciting adventures and spend time in the beautiful northwoods. Activities include Build It, Earth Rocks, Games, Sports, Into the Woods, Campfire Building. $25 per person. Includes Friday Cracker Barrell, Saturday Meals, Sunday Breakfast, Supplies, and a patch. Register Here!
Are you looking for something to do with your Pack, Troop or Crew this winter? Join us for Winter Camp and enjoy the winter wonderland of Wisconsin!
Hanna Winter Resort: Hanna Winter Resort aims to provide everything Scouts BSA Troops and Venturer Crews need to have an incredible outdoor winter experience. Enjoy the pristine winter northwoods environment around the Hanna Venture Base and the freedom to do nearly any winter activity you want whenever you want. Registration includes a bunk in one of our many heated cabins, indoor showers and restrooms as well as four meals prepared for you. Between meals campers can use our snowshoes, broomball equipment, ice fishing gear, and use the indoor climbing wall. You can also arrange to build a snow shelter and sleep in it over night.
Polar Cubs: Polar Cubs is a unique winter program for Cub Scouts and their families. Campers are grouped into “Super Dens” keeping those from the same pack together. Super Dens rotate through various activities led by staff members. The program focuses on outdoor winter adventure. Registration includes a bunk in one of our many heated cabins, indoor showers and restrooms as well as two or three meals prepared for you. Campers have the option of a Friday night or Saturday night stay.
Registration for 2024 opens September 1st. Contact Samoset Camping at 715-365-3111 for more information.