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.

Now – Oct 1:
Pre-Planning Activities Completed

Beginning Oct 1 – November 15:
Online Charter Renewal Data Entry Completed

No Later Than November 15:
Secure Charter Organization Approval and Payment

No Later Than December 15:
Submit Final Charter Renewal 

The new Internet Charter Renewal 2.0 system is live and the following links will help unit leaders get started with the new system:

Unit Renewal Guide

Unit Renewal Training Video


Follow the steps outlined in the Charter Renewal Roles and Duties to prepare your charter renewal roster.


Internet Rechartering 2.0 was released by National BSA on October 15, 2021.  Click here for a User Guide outlining the new program or view the Training Video Here.

Who can Complete the Online Renewal?:
Only the following registered positions will be able to access the online renewal system:  Charter Organization Representative, Committee Chairman, Unit Leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor, Post Advisor), and any leader who has been assigned as a Unit Key 3 Delegate.

Unit Access Codes:
No Access Codes are needed, simply log into Internet Rechartering 2.0, using your Scoutbook/ Username and Password.

How Do We Assign a Charter Organization Representative (COR) Delegate?
The COR Delegate can only be assigned by your currently registered Chartered Organization Representative.  To assign the COR Delegate, your Chartered Organization Representative must log into and navigate to Position Manager.

How Do We Assign a Unit Key 3 Delegate?
View step-by-step instructions for assigning a Unit Key 3 Delegate here.

How do I submit my unit’s Annual Charter Agreement?
The Annual Charter Agreement (Required for Traditional Units) and the Memorandum of Understanding (Required for Exploring Units) must be signed and returned to the Council office by December 31 each chartering year.  Unfortunately, an electronic copy cannot be uploaded to the Internet Charter Renewal 2.0 system.  Instead, please send the completed form to the Council office via mail or fax (920-734-1991).