March 10, 2011
National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Dues Increase
| "The national NESA Committee has voted to increase NESA membership fees effective July 1, 2011. This is the first increase in nearly 20 years. The current fees are only $25 for a five-year membership and $180 for life membership. Beginning July 1, the fees will increase to $35 for a five-year membership and $250 for life membership." — Official announcement from NESA (March 10, 2011)|
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January 31, 2011
New "Tour Plan" to replace "Tour Permits"
| Effective March 1, 2011, what are currently known as local and national Tour Permits will be superseded by what will be called the Tour Plan. The online tour permit system will be suspended.
Here is the definition of the Tour Plan in the Language of Scouting: "Units complete this form when planning for local, national, or international adventure. The plan helps ensure the unit is properly prepared, that qualified and trained leadership is in place, and that the right equipment is available for the adventure."