Each year, when Scouts pay annual dues to the troop, the troop re-registers each Scout with the Gulf Coast Council for a period of one year. In December of each year, our troop must complete the process of rechartering, which involves identifying those members who will continue to be registered with the troop.
Annual Scout dues for 2014 are $99.00 per year, or $8.25 per month. Dues for the year 2014 are due no later than March 10.. Any scout who has not paid by then and whose family has not contacted either Jim Matson or Kelly Verge, will not be re-registered with the Troop for the year 2013. If you are not re-registered with the troop at the time of recharter, and wish to continue with the troop, you will have to re-join as a new member.
In addition, if you are a member of the Order of the Arrow, you can pay your Yustaga Lodge dues to the troop and the troop will forward your dues payment to the council. As an arrowman, remember that you were elected by your fellow Scouts to Scouting’s National Honor Society. All Troop 608 arrowmen should strive to be active in the lodge. Annual dues for the Order of the Arrow were $10.00 if paid before December 1st; they have now increased to $15.00.
If you have made the decision to not continue your membership in Troop 608 for the coming year, we will be very sorry to see you go. Any scout who is not planning to continue with Troop 608 should contact one of us to let us know of your intentions. Should you decide to continue in Scouting in another area unit, please let us know so that we can provide you with transfer records.
Thanks again for your participation in Troop 608. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.