Rechartering Information

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:

  • an update of the unit’s rosters (including adding/subtracting members, updating contact information for individuals or your unit’s chartering organization,
  • payment of registration fees with the national Boy Scouts of America national organization,
  • and payment of group insurance coverage.

Recently, this process was moved to improve systems and increase speed and efficiency in processes. Located at https://advancements.scouting.org, (using your scouting.org login credentials) the new Internet Recharter system provides a more simplistic approach to the rechartering process and can be completed from start to finish without a single piece of paper changing hands.

Log in at www.advancements.scouting.org

Use these resources to help your unit’s renewal.  

UNIT CHECKLIST

2022 NATIONAL RECHARTER USER GUIDE

NATIONAL RECHARTER FAQ

2022 VCC FEE MATRIX

ANNUAL CHARTER AGREEMENT

NEW EXECUTIVE OFFICER FORM

ADDITIONAL DISCLOUSURES & BACKGROUND AUTHORIZATION FORM

YOUTH APPLICATION

ADULT APPLICATION

EXPLORING YOUTH APPLICATION

EXPLORING ADULT APPLICATION

EXPLORING CRIMINAL EXEMPTION

EXPLORING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

 

October 1 - October 15 -  PRE-PLANNING (SEE UNIT CHECKLIST)

October 15 - December 15 - Log in at www.advancements.scouting.org

December 15 - December 31 - FINAL CHARTER RENEWAL REPORT SUBMITTED

You have three (3) ways to pay: Credit Card, E-Check or if you need to pay at the Scout Store, bring a check and print the first page of the recharter. This new process does not require printing the recharter and turning it in.

Any charter renewals not received at the Council office by December 31, 2021, will be placed on the “Non-member” list. Any Units on the “Non-member” list will not have access to membership privileges and services offered by the Boy Scouts of America. Including but not limited to use of camping facilities, activity attendance, advancement system and Accident & Liability insurance.