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 Boy Scouts of America national organization,
- and payment of group insurance coverage.
To increase speed and efficiency in processes, the Recharter System is located at https://advancements.scouting.org, (using your scouting.org login credentials) the Internet Recharter system provides a 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.
YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING - Required by all adults and if you expire within the next 6 months, take again!
ANNUAL CHARTER AGREEMENT - required by all units every year.
NEW EXECUTIVE OFFICER FORM - Only if your unit has a new Executive Officer.
YOUTH APPLICATION - as needed.
ADULT APPLICATION - as needed.
September 1 - September 30 - PRE-PLANNING (SEE UNIT CHECKLIST)
October 1 - December 15 - Log in at www.advancements.scouting.org
December 15 - December 31 - FINAL CHARTER RENEWAL REPORT DUE!
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 30, 2023, 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.