New Options for submitting Charter Renewal Applications

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to become more flexible and to adapt how we deliver Scouting. While that’s certainly been true for units, it’s also true for the Council. 

To give units more options and flexibility with the annual charter renewal process, the Council will be adding new ways for units to turn in their completed charter renewal applications.


The new additional return options include:

1.  Mail their completed renewal to the Council Center for Scouting at:  2555 Northern Road,  Appleton, WI 54912.
Drop off at the Council Center for Scouting.  Office hours are 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday – Friday.
Drop off at one of the scheduled District Charter Turn-In events.  Please note: There will not be a face-to-face review of the charter renewal materials at these events due to Covid-19 safety protocols.
Meet individually with a local Commissioner or District field professional Scouter at a mutually agreeable time and place.

Charter renewal applications should be returned in an envelope and clearly marked with the unit number and “Charter Renewal” so it is correctly routed. 

District Charter Turn-In events dates can be found on the Council calendar, subject to local health department guidelines.   

Charter renewal applications need to be reviewed to make sure they are complete and mistake free before they can be submitted for processing. Applications that are mailed or dropped off will be reviewed at the Council office. An email will be sent confirming that either the application is defect free and ready for processing or that corrections need to be made. If corrections are necessary, the email will give details on what needs to be done to resolve the issue.

These additional options should make the charter renewal process a little more convenient during these challenging times. The council’s Internet Charter Renewal webpage gives you links to all the resources you’ll need to complete the charter renewal process.

Units should complete the charter renewal process and submit their applications no later than December 21.

Have questions about your unit’s charter renewal? Visit the updated information on the Internet Charter Renewal webpage, contact your Commissioner, or, send an email to

Yours in Scouting,

David Bainbridge
Assistant Council Commissioner