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Annual Rechartering Reminder

posted Oct 5, 2015, 9:34 AM by Robb Marhula

It is that time of year again when we are required to complete a rechartering of our Troop. This involves the following:

· Determine who is planning to remain active

· Determine which adult leaders are trained

· Review youth protection training

· Collection of Annual Dues

· Offer Purchase of Boy’s Life Subscription

The annual cost this year will remain the same as last year at $35 for the year. If you would like an annual subscription to the Boys Life magazine there is an additional cost of $12. This annual cost is minimal when you consider the skills, values and memories that scouting provides to your son. The cost covers registration fees with the Boy Scouts of America for your son and the rest helps to cover registering our leaders and limited operating expenses.

Dues can be paid in three ways:

1. Cash

2. Check payable to Troop 290

3. Use of Camp Funds

Please bring your payment to one of the upcoming troop meetings. You may also mail your payment to Robb Marhula at 15247 Dundee Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Please email me at if you plan to mail your check to my address or if you are planning on using camp funds. If it turns out that there are not sufficient camp funds in your son’s account we will let you know.

If for some reason your son does not wish to continue in scouting please email me and let me know that as well. We need to account for those that are registering again as well as those that are not. We know that certain times of the year are busy for some scouts with a variety of activities so there may be periods where we do not see them attending scout activities or events. We do not want to assume that your scout is not coming back and not register him, however each scout is required to be considered active and pay the annual dues in order to be included as part of the annual recharter. Your email and/or dues payment would help us determine which scouts plan to remain active for the upcoming year.

If you have any questions please feel free to let me know at or call my mobile number at 612-384-6750.