The following was emailed out by Longhorn Council on Wednesday November 11, 2019
MEMBERSHIP FEE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN NEED
Recently the Boy Scouts of America announced a significant membership fee increase for youth in Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting.
We know the timing is not ideal for budgeting, planning and fundraising opportunities that exist for our Scouts.
The Longhorn Council Executive Board has approved a plan to help those most in need. A one-time assistance with the 2020 membership fee is available to help our Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouting youth. Again, this is a need-based assistance program.
Any family can fill out this application. << click here for application form<<
You may request up to $20 in assistance. Priority will be given to those with family income of $60,000 or below and those units who participate in the popcorn and camp card sales. Please note that while a request is submitted, it may not be granted or granted in full.
We will do our best to assist every family in need.
The application must be filled out in its entirety and submitted by midnight on December 15th.
By December 20th, upon approval of assistance, you and your unit leader will be notified. The approval must be printed out and attached to the unit recharter paperwork. The recharter paperwork and unit payment must then be submitted to either of our Longhorn Council offices. If your unit pays online or has already submitted their recharter and payment, we will reimburse approved amounts to the unit account.
Thank you for being a part of the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America.