Page updated May 23, 2024


Including National Fees and the Council Adventure Fee

The Council Board of Directors, in conjunction with our volunteer Task Force, has approved an $85 local Council Adventure fee beginning January 1, 2025. 

See the links to the side or scroll down for the details on the new Adventure Fee.

How is the Local and National Council Funded?

How are these funded.pdf

Why the Adventure Fee? See its Value To You.

Jeff Kline, Volunteer VP of Marketing, explains

What is the Timeline for Implimenting the Adventure Fee?

Adventure Fee Timeline.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Adventure Fee

How and Why is this Adventure Fee happening?

What does a Cub Scout get for their Adventure Fee?

        Cub Freeze Out

        Target & Range Sports Day

        Cub Adventure/Webelos Woods

        District Pinewood Derby

        Summertime Pool Party

        Summertime Guided Hike

        2 Tent Camping Weekends for your Unit at GTC properties

        Pack T-Shirt by Rank

        Day / Resident Camp Discount for GTC run programs.

What does a Scouts BSA and Venturer get for their Adventure Fee?

Do Registered Unit Level Volunteers get anything with the Adventure Fee? 

YES! There is no Adventure Fee charged to Adults but they join in on the savings

Is Financial Assistance Available? 

Don’t let price deter you; there are ways to offset your fees including financial assistance for those who qualify. Many Units and chartered organizations already have assistance programs in place. Should Unit resources prove insufficient, the Council has financial resources to assist with registration and camp fees. 


Factors considered include but are not limited to:


A new Registration/Adventure assistance form is in the process of being developed.  It will be available on the council website by August 1st.

How Are Fees Paid?  

The Adventure Fee of $85 will be paid for each youth membership appearing on the Unit Renewal in December.  Unit Renewals and the Adventure fees will be due by December 1st each year at the Great Trail Council office.

Why is the Local Council Fee Needed? 

Donations from the community, families, and foundations offset the true cost of providing Scouting to youth. Over the last several years, donations from the Family FOS campaigns have decreased to less than 20% of families participating. Proceeds from popcorn sales (which benefit both local Units and the Council) have likewise decreased.


The Council has adopted this Adventure Fee structure as a means of ensuring the sustainability of the Council while at the same time provide an increased level of program to our youth members. In addition, this structure will allow the Council, the Units, and families to more effectively budget resources to provide safe and quality programs at all levels.

Town Hall Meetings Scheduled

The Council will hold three “Town Hall” meetings to provide more background and explain the Adventure Fee structure as well as opportunities for financial assistance. 


Below is a list of dates for the Town Halls and here is a link to sign up for one of them. All 3 Town Halls will start at 6:30 pm


Wednesday, June 19th, Medina United Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Road, Medina OH 44256

Wednesday, July 10th, Camp Stambaugh Dining Hall

Monday, July 22nd, Camp Manatoc Lewis Conference Center (Basement of the Dining Hall)

Questions and comments may be sent to

Register for Town Hall meetings