Recharters Due by December Roundtable
Every December, all units (packs, troops, crews, ships) are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting. The BSA issues charters to community organizations to enable them to use the Scouting program under their own leadership as a service to their children, youth, and families. Re-chartering is the process of renewing the charter agreement between the BSA and the organization and renewing the registration of youth and adult members.
Rechartering on time is critical. It is required for Journey to Excellence. It is required for units to continue registration without interruption. It is required to ensure Scouts are registered, critical for receiving rank advancement and other awards, and for insurance coverage.
A representative of each unit completes the paperwork for renewing a charter online. Through the process, chartered (sponsoring) organizations, youth member and adult leader information is updated as well as registration fees and Boys' Life subscriptions are collected/paid.
If this is your first time to be involved with recharter, or if you need to brush up on how recharter is done, please read How Recharter is Done before continuing. Doing so will help make the pointers to resources below more useful!
Units should be doing the following:
- Ensuring all registered adults have taken Youth Protection Training (YPT) before March 1, 2018. If their YPT expires before this date, have them take the appropriate YPT at myscouting.org.
- Ensuring all registered adults have the correct BSA ID in their my.scouting.org profile.
- Ensuring the current or new unit leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor) is fully trained.
- Beginning the recharter process.
For questions about recharter, please contact your unit commissioner or district commissioner.