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Unit Recharter

The unit charter renewal process is essential to the continued growth of the Boy Scouts of America.  Internet Rechartering is an Internet-based application that is indirectly connected to the Council’s ScoutNet and My.Scouting membership data and provides the ability for unit leaders to complete the online portion of rechartering from their home (office, etc) over the Internet.

All Unit Charters Must Be Submitted To The Council By December 3, 2021. 

You may submit completed charters earlier.

IMPORTANT: Any units that do not complete the Recharter process by December 31st are considered dropped and no longer registered.

Paperwork must be reviewed by a District Executive with the help of a unit representative before it can be processed.

To begin the recharter process please access the online system in internet advancement. 

Online Recharter System

Updates for 2021-2022 Recharter

2021-2022 Registration Fees Effective August 1, 2021
  • Youth Registration: $72.00 Registration + $12.00 Local Council Insurance Fee = $84.00 Total Fee
  • Adult Registration: $45.00 Registration + $12.00 Local Council Insurance Fee = $57.00 Total Fee
  • Exploring Youth Registration:$45.00 Registration + $12.00 Local Council Insurance Fee = $57.00 Total Fee
  • Boys Life Subscriptions Fee = $12.00
  • New to Scouting Fee = $25.00

Registration Fee Scholarship

To assist with the increase in registration fees, our executive board has approved a scholarship fund for families needing registration assistance. To apply, download and submit this form:

2022 Registration Scholarship

How It Works

Each unit committee chair, charter representative, and unit leader will receive  a digital copy of their charter packet through a Docusign email.  The charter packet will include all necessary forms and instructions for the online system.  A sample version of the packet is available for download below.  

Important Docusign Information
  • All units must complete their packet through the Docusign platform. Paper copies will not be accepted. 
  • Roster updates will still be done through the BSA’s charter renewal system. All applications, YPT certificates, and criminal background check forms must be uploaded into that system.  
  • If you have not received your packet by the end of October, please check your spam folder. A follow-up reminder email with the login information will be sent each week to required signers until they have completed.
BSA Charter Renewal System

The unit key (or key 2 designee in my.scouting) will have access to the internet charter renewal tool in Internet Advancement.

The system lets you enter new members, renew current members, and update information for any registrant.  When completed, the new unit roster is submitted electronically to the council. 

Units must collect online signatures from their executive officer or charter organization representative in docusign and submit the recharter and pay online in the internet charter renewal system  in order to complete the process.

There will also be a final signature required by the key 3 of the unit emailed to them through Adobe sign by the system. 

All BSA policies are enforced throughout the system, so what you enter is sure to meet all requirements.  Remember current Youth Protection training (expires every 2 years) is required before a leader can register or recharter, go to www.my.scouting.org to take the on line course.

If you have any questions or comments, contact your Unit Commissioner or District Executive 408-638.8300 who will be glad to help you through the process.

Assigning a Key 3 Delegate

Only a member of the Key 3 or an assigned delegate can access the recharter system. Delegates must be registered adults with the BSA and are assigned in my.scouting Position Manager by a current member of the Key 3.

Position Manager is found in the Organization Manager tool on My.Scouting. It combines the features that were available in Organization Security Manager ie. allowing you to assign “functional” roles to users, and the new feature to allow the Chartered Organization Representative (COR) (or their designee) to change registered positions. To access Position Manager, go to Menu > select your organization >
Organization Manager. You will see two tabs at the top of the page – Registered Positions and Functional Roles.

A detailed walkthrough can be found HERE. 

Please note that changes may take overnight/24 hours to go into effect. 

New to Internet Rechartering?

Sample Charter Renewal Packet

The following are sample copies of what you will find in your Docusign packet. All forms must be completed in Docusign. Printed copies will not be accepted. 

Instructions and Information
Other Charter Renewal Forms
Applications
Background Check Authorization Forms
Journey to Excellence Forms
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