Is there a limit on mandatory Council fees?

Our local Council charges an annual Council fee of $80 per scout – the same as the national fees. In addition, they’ve added a second mandatory fee (Good Turn Assessment) of $120 per scout. That means $200 per scout directly to Council.

Our understanding is that mandatory Council fees are limited to whatever national is charging (this year, $80). Are we correct, or does Council have the right to mandate whatever fees they see fit just by changing the name?

I’d appreciate links to any policies, regulations, etc. that spell this out.



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