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 15 – November 1:
Pre-Planning Activities Completed

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

November 15 – December 18:
Secure Charter Organization Approval and Payment

By December 18:
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

Join Assistant Council Commissioner Dave Bainbridge 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.  Both sessions will hosted through Zoom and will be held from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm.

Virtual Help Sessions will be held on:
Thursday, November 18
Tuesday, November 30

STEP 1:  PRE-PLANNING ACTIVITIES

Follow the steps outlined in the Charter Renewal Roles and Duties to prepare your 2021 charter renewal roster.

STEP 2.  ONLINE CHARTER RENEWAL SYSTEM

New this year, Internet Rechartering 2.0, is being 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/My.Scouting.org 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 My.Scouting.org 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, 2021.  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, fax (920-734-1991), or upload a PDF copy to our Council Dropbox at:  baylakesbsa.org/applications.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES