Charter Renewal

Changes to the Annual Recharter Process

Scouts BSA renews its federal charter (originally granted in 1916) each year through reporting to Congress. In turn, Scouts BSA grants charters to sponsoring, or chartered, organizations who must report to Scouting annually to renew their local charters.

Rechartering is the process where a Scout unit renews its charter as an official part of the Boy Scouts of America. The process involves:

  1. Update of the unit’s rosters (including adding/subtracting members, updating contact information for individuals or your unit’s chartering organization
  2. Payment of registration fees.
  3. Payment of group insurance coverage.

This year there have been some changes made to the process in an attempt to cut down on physical paperwork, environmental impact, and the hassle of driving to and from your Council service center. Scouts BSA has introduced Internet Recharter 2.0 and to learn more about this program, you can watch an instructional video here.

Additionally, we have provided a multitude of instructional documents below that you will find helpful.

All 2022 Charter Renewals and payment in-full must be turned in at the Council offices no later than December 17, 2021.

Information for Internet Recharter 2.0

1. Welcome to Internet Rechartering 2.0 (PDF)
2. Sandbox Information (PDF)
3. User Guide (PDF)
4. Annual Unit Charter Agreement (PDF)
5. Pack Leadership Descriptions (PDF)
6. Troop Leadership Descriptions (PDF)
7. Scouter Reserve Positions (PDF)
8. Pack JTE (PDF)
9. Troop JTE (PDF)
10. Crew JTE (PDF)
11. Fillable Adult Application (PDF)
12. Fillable Youth Application (PDF)

Youth Protection

Don’t Forget Youth Protection Training. You can’t recharter an adult member of your Scout unit unless they are current in Youth Protection Training. The training is done online at and must be renewed every two years.

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