The chartering process is one of the oldest traditions in Scouting. It is the formal document that certifies the agreement between a Chartered Partner – an organization that agrees to utilize Scouting as a part of its service to youth and community outreach – and the Boy Scouts of America, setting expectations for the quality of program to be delivered to the Charter Partner’s youth population.
The BSA grants charters to sponsoring (chartered) organizations who must report to Scouting annually to renew their local charters. Charter Renewal is the process where a Scout unit renews its charter as an official part of the Boy Scouts of America.
October 1 – November 10:
Pre-Planning Activities Completed
November 1 – November 15:
Online Charter Renewal Data Entry Completed
November 15 – December 15:
Secure Charter Organization Approval and Payment
By December 21:
Submit Final Charter Renewal Report with Payment to Council office
Attention All Unit Leaders, Committee Chairs, Commissioners, and other Unit Volunteers:
On October 7, a virtual training session outlining the steps of the charter renewal process was presented by Assistant Council Commissioner, Dave Bainbridge. Tips, tools and tricks to complete your unit’s charter renewal for the 2021 Scouting year were shared. Even if you were unable to join us for the virtual training, you can still view the training and the support documentation.
Virtual Leader Training Slide Presentation
Virtual Leader Training Video Presentation
Join Assistant Council Commissioner Dave Bainbridge and Registrar, Jenn Neuville for help with your unit charter renewal questions. During the session we will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions about the charter renewal process and online system. Following the FAQ session, Dave and Jenn will assist with individual questions posed by session attendees.
Two Virtual Sessions are available – please join us for either one:
Virtual Session #1: November 16 at 6:30 PM
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Virtual Session #2: December 7 at 6:30 PM
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