Charter Renewal

Annual Recharter

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) renews its federal charter (originally granted in 1916) each year through reporting to Congress. The BSA, in turn, grants charters to sponsoring (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.
Information for Re-charter:
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

Background Checks