Membership

How to Get Started and Maintain Membership

Logistics

This must be Thursday,’ said Arthur to himself… ‘I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

– Douglas Adams
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Our Crew meetings are scheduled for every first and third Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. If there is a 5th Thursday (and it doesn’t fall on a holiday), we will host a recruitment night. Currently meetings are held via Zoom conference calls during the pandemic quarantine. Each week our President sends out a notification with the biweekly Zoom access code.

We have been recently approved for single day physical activities following safety protocols for crew members and 2 Mentors only (no overnight events, or parent or sibling attendance is permitted at this time).

Please see below for how to get started and what to do to maintain your membership in Crew 42.

Requirements

If you are interested in becoming a member of Crew 42, you must be at least 13 years old and have completed the 8th grade.

Getting Started

See the Contact Us page, reach out and let us know you are interested in joining. We will arrange an interview with our Crew President and one of our Mentors.

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BSA Applications

For 13 through 17 years old applicants, please fill out the BSA Youth Application. If you want to be a crew member, and you are 18 to 20 years old, fill out the BSA Adult Application. For those looking to be a Mentor, please fill out a BSA Adult Application.

BSA Medical Forms

All participants must have current BSA Medical Forms A & B on file and updated yearly. Form C must be submitted in advance of any event lasting over 72 hours. Some high adventure locations have their own special health forms that must be submitted in advance. Health forms must be updated yearly so please remember to bring a Form C with you to your annual health check up and avoid having to get one filled out and signed at the last minute.

Youth Protection

It is required for everyone 18 and older to take the BSA Youth Protection Training yearly. This training is available online through the my.scouting.org website. Completion certificates must be forwarded to the Committee Chair. We recommend saving a copy as a .pdf.

Dues

We pay yearly dues. Boy Scouts of America is in the process of updating from a calendar year to a September – August year to coincide with most school schedules. Dues include the National Membership Fee as well as the Council Membership Fee. The dues are prorated if you are joining after the current year has begun. Fees are adjusted yearly at Rechartering. If you are also a current member of a Scouts BSA Troop or Sea Scout Ship, and have paid your dues, there is no additional fee for membership in the Crew at this time.

Please click on the Forms, Docs, Info page for links to get started.