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.

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August 2022 Increase

August 1, 2022

Registration/Subscription Increase

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.

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  

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Upcoming Events

Tonight's the Night....Leader Kickoff
WHEN: Tues, Aug 16, 6:30
WHERE: Sandscrest Scout Reservation
Everyone is invited to join us for Season Kickoff. Every unit will get their Kick Off packet full of info for the coming months. All units that have Scouts earning the Summertime Fun Patch will receive them then. Also – this is the Popcorn Kickoff. Make sure your Popcorn Kernal is in attendance. Lastly – this is your opportunity to see the new Scout Center building and check out the new cabins.

Roundtable is for everyone. One stop for information, training, new ideas, sharing, friendship and fellowship. Make sure all of your leaders are made aware of this opportunity. Every unit needs to attend. Remember the Scout motto – Be Prepared. Let us help you by attending the monthly Roundtable.
Nina Cleaver
Mountain Trail District Chair

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Just a reminder we are closed this week for the Move! Thank you for your patience and understanding.The Scout Office will be closed on August 15-16-17, 2022 as we move from the old building into the new building. The Scout Shop will reopen at a later date. Thank you for patience and understanding. ...

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Congratulations to ScoutsBSA Troop 3... Triple Crown ...

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