Welcome to the Ohio River Valley Council

We serve the upper Ohio Valley communities in Ohio and West Virginia (Harrison, Jefferson, Belmont, and Monroe counties in Ohio; and Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, and Tyler counties in West Virginia.)

If you are new to scouting, click the link below to find out more about our council and to find a unit near you.

Annual Membership Fee Schedule Effective August 1, 2022


The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has worked to keep the membership fee as low as possible. As you know, costs continue to rise, and the annual fee must be increased to address the fiscal realities we face to deliver a safe and quality Scouting program.

To ensure we have the resources to fulfill the promise of Scouting, the following national membership fee structure will take effect August 1, 2022.

  • $75 for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts participants
  • $45 for Exploring participants
  • $45 for all adult volunteers (includes cost of background check)
  • $100 for a unit charter/affiliation fee
  • $25 one-time joining fee for new program participants in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts (Not pro-rated)
  • $15 for Scout Life magazine; this is the first price increase since 2005

The national membership fee helps cover the cost of essential services, including program resources, liability insurance for those participating in approved Scouting activities, criminal background checks, youth protection, and the development of intellectual property for national, council, and unit programs. As we move forward, we will continue to look at the membership fee structure and how we deliver the Scouting program for future generations.

Online registration remains the preferred method of transferring youth and will become the way to register new youth beginning August 1.

Thank you for your understanding, together we will continue to provide a great Scouting program for our families.

Two Trail District & Mountain Trail District-August 1, 2022

Current MonthTerm Youth Registration Fee With $25 Joining Fee Adult Registration Fee  Scout Life Scout Life  First Issue
January  1$6.25$31.25$3.75$1.25March 
May 9$56.25$81.25$33.75$11.25July
November 3$18.75$43.75$11.25$3.75January  

National Statement on COVID-19

Revised August 2021, Reaffirmed February 2022

Effective August 17, 2022 –  Council Camp properties are available to ORVC units and other organizations. FSSR Dining Hall and Sandscrest Training Center and Cabins are open for rental. Campsites, pavilions, shelters, latrines, shower and restroom facilities are open and available. Prior registration is required for any use of Sandscrest or Fort Steuben properties. Click here for more details.

Scout Shop hours are 8am to 4pm Monday through Wednesday and 8am to 5:30pm Thursday.

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