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 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 2, 2022. 

You may submit completed charters earlier.

IMPORTANT: Any units that do not complete the Recharter process by December 29th are considered dropped and no longer registered.

Recharter consists of several steps:

1. Update your unit’s roster and submit in the internet advancement.

2. Unit’s Key 3 (or Key 3 Delegate) have to sign the Annual Charter Agreement in DocuSign.

3. District Executive will review and sign the Annual Charter Agreement.

4. Email your JTE and Commissioner Challenge scorecards to your District Executive.

5. Update your unit’s information on Formsite (Popcorn, SOR, FOS, etc.)


Updates for 2022-2023 Recharter

2022-2023 Registration Fees Effective August 1, 2022
  • Youth Registration: $75 for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts participants (Increase of $3.00/year)
  • Exploring Youth Registration: $45 for Exploring participants (No Fee Change)
  • Adult Registration: $45 for all adult volunteers–includes cost of background check (No Fee Change)
  • Unit Charter/Affiliation Fee: $100 for a unit charter/affiliation fee (Increase of $25.00)
  • New to Scouting Fee: $25 one-time joining fee for new program participants in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts (No Fee Change)
  • Scouts Life Subscription Fee: $15; this is the first price increase since 2005 (Increase of $3.00/year)
  • The Local Council Insurance Fee for each participant will remain at $12.00
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
  • Scout Life Subscriptions Fee = $12.00
  • New to Scouting Fee = $25.00
Communications sent out or will be sent out regarding 2022 rechartering
  • 2022-2023 Registration Fees – Sent July 1, 2022
  • 2023 Rechartering Information – Start Date
  • Setting up your Key 3 for Success
  • Prepare for Rechartering by reviewing your Members
  • 2023 Plan for Unit, Information Form
  • Journey to Excellence & Commissioner Challenge
  • Rechartering Live! Docusign Signature
  • Rechartering Signatures for Submitting Recharter: AdobeSign

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

Important DocuSign Information

  • All units must complete their packet through the DocuSign platform. Paper copies will not be accepted. 
  • Roster updates will be done through the BSA’s charter renewal system. All applications, YPT certificates, and criminal background check forms must be uploaded into that system.  
BSA Charter Renewal System

The unit key 3 (or Key 3 Delegate) 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 online 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

Instructions and Information

Charter Renewal Forms
 Journey to Excellence Forms:
Background Check Authorization Forms
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