Renew the charters
of packs, troops, teams, crews, and ships
A representative of each unit can now complete the paperwork
for renewing a charter online. From Internet Rechartering, you can indicate
returning members, add new members, and update information for an individual
or the chartered organization.
How to Use
Each unit must select an adult to be its renewal processor; this adult must take the interactive Internet Rechartering tutorial. After completing the tutorial, one should e-mail their appropriate district executive, who shall grant them their user identification. One can sign up for this process only through the Internet.
To renew a charter online:
Sixty days before your unit's
expiration date no later
than OCT 1,
select a renewal processor.
- The renewal
processor completes the tutorial online, e-mails their district
executive, and the district executive issues them their access code.
Expect a 24 hour delay during the week.
Sixty to 45
days before the unit's expiration
date no later than NOV 1 , the
renewal processor clicks Recharter Now and begins the process.
When the online
process is completed, the renewal
processor prints the completed charter renewal application.
- Each unit must
complete a Quality Unit application whether they qualify for the
award or not.
- In addition to
rechartering fees, each unit must turn in
$5 for each adult (including
Tiger Cub adult partners) and
youth member for accident insurance. If a unit sells
popcorn the insurance cost will be $2 for each adult (including
Tiger Cub adult partners) and youth member.
- The unit leader
and the institutional head (executive officer) sign the charter
Paper recharter kits:
Regular paper recharter
kits will only be available for those units who make a specific request.
goal is to submit all recharter packages to the Council Service Center
correctly and with all information. Do not hesitate to call
someone especially your commissioner for help.
Recharter procedure highlights
Following are the leader position letter codes used on recharter
- IH = Executive officer of the chartered organization (also known
as institution head)
- CR = Chartered Organization Representative
- CC = Unit Committee Chairperson
- NL = Venture Crew Advisor
- MC = Member of Unit Committee
- NA = Venture Crew associate Advisor
- PT = Pack Trainer
- TL = Tiger Cub Den Leader
- CM = Cubmaster
- DL = Cub Scout (Wolf or Bear) Den Leader
- CA = Assistant Cubmaster
- DA = Assistant Cub Scout Den Leader
- SM = Scoutmaster
- WL = Webelos Scout Den Leader
- SA = Assistant Scoutmaster
- WA = Assistant Webelos Scout Den Leader
- VC = Varsity Team Coach
- SK = Skipper (Sea Scout Ship/Crew Leader)
- VA = Assistant Varsity Team Coach
- MT = Mate (Assist. Sea Scout Ship/Crew Leader)
applications must include the signed Disclosure/Authorization for
criminal background checks and proof of Youth Protection Training. Those adults who
fail to provide this will not be registered with the Boy Scouts of America.
Following are rechartering highlights:
- A charter is considered complete when it has the following: (1)
all required leadership positions filled, (2) been signed by the
executive officer of the chartered organization (also known as
institution head) and the unit leader, (3) youth and adult
addresses, telephone numbers and birth dates and (4) payment of
registration, Boys' Life subscription and accident insurance fees.
- Only the registered executive officer of the chartered
organization (also known as institution head) and unit leader are
authorized to sign your unit's recharter roster. If there is a
change of executive officer of the chartered organization, have the
new executive officer complete an adult application (position code
"IH") and submit it with the recharter.
- Every unit must have the following leadership positions filled:
executive officer; chartered organization representative; committee
chairperson, a minimum of two (2) members of committee; and a unit
leader (Cubmaster, scoutmaster, varsity coach, post advisor, crew
advisor). Cub Scout packs are required to register at least one den
leader in addition to the other positions listed in the preceding
sentence. Please keep in mind that no Cub Scout den should have more
than 8-10 youth members and that two deep leadership is mandated by
the Youth Protection requirements and the Guide to Safe Scouting.
- Every adult leader must be registered. Adult applications must
be submitted for any adult not listed on the recharter roster. Make
sure that all required signatures (IH or CR, CC and applicant) are
on the applications. List these "additional" leaders on an "adult"
overflow sheet. Submit the applications and overflow sheet with the
recharter roster. Adult forms must include the disclosure
authorization form and proof of Youth Protection Training.
- Youth applications must be submitted for any youth not listed on
the recharter roster. Make sure that the unit leader and parent have
signed the youth application. All these "additional" youth must be
listed on a "youth" overflow sheet. Submit the applications and
overflow sheet with the recharter roster. Reminder: Make sure to
include applications and overflow sheets for any youth or adults
that joined after the date your recharter roster was printed.
- Every Tiger Cub must have an adult partner. Tiger Cub adult
partners do not need to complete an adult application unless they
are also serving in a leadership position (CC, MC, CM, CA, TL, DL,
or WL). To register a Tiger Cub adult partner in an adult leadership
position with the pack, they have to fill out an adult registration
form. Please note that tiger parents registering as an adult leader in any
position other than AP must pay the fees and submit a completed
adult application including the disclosure and authorization form.
- Only the chartered organization representative can register in
more than one leadership position (also known as "multiple") within
a unit and then only as the committee chairperson (CC) or committee
member (MC). He or she can register only as one "multiple" within
- The Quality Unit application is required regardless of your
Quality Unit status for the current year.
- An advancement form must be submitted with the recharter roster
if there are any changes in youth ranks printed on the recharter
- The most important point is to calculate fees carefully! Check
them again! Submit a single unit check to pay for the entire
recharter amount (registration, Boys' Life subscription and