Recharter

2020 RECHARTER RENEWAL INFORMATION!!

Every unit should submit their charter renewal and fees by November 30th.

2020 Annual Charter Renewal Recharter Info Instructions

  • You are able to access the online re-charter process beginning October 1st.
  • A link will be sent out to access your unit’s current roster to assist with the recharter process. Troops, Crews, Ships and Posts will be sent out  September 20. Cub Scout Packs will be sent out the second week of October to insure all new members recruited are included on their roster. Please submit any new members as soon as possible to the council office.
  • You can use this charter roster to make sure all youth that are currently meeting are registered.  Some units use this renewal paperwork to re-charter versus completing online.  There are instructions above on how to re-charter your unit online or using the paperwork provided. During this charter renewal process you have an important role in approving your unit’s adult leadership.
  • Every registered adult must have Youth Protection training!
  • If a volunteer does not meet the BSA’s Youth Protection training requirement at the time of re-charter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.
  • As mentioned in the above instructions, every adult will need to complete a new disclosure form for a background check for this re-charter cycle.
  • Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about increase in annual fees.

Your district and council is here to support you with your re-chartering efforts.

Thank you for everything you do for Scouting and the youth we serve.

Are you a Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship?
CLICK HERE to access Internet Recharter.

Are you an Explorer Post?
CLICK HERE to access Internet Recharter through the MyParticipation portal.

What if my unit has questions?
Please contact your District Commissioner or District Executive. Contact info will be on your District Info page or for executive info CLICK HERE for staff directory.

WHY SHOULD YOU RE-CHARTER YOUR UNIT ON TIME?

  • Units must remain registered to be covered by the BSA liability insurance policy.
  • Adults must be registered to be covered by the BSA liability insurance and council accident insurance policies.
  • Being late with this process will affect your youth members’ advancements and unit/individual registration tenure.
  • Youth members must be registered to be covered by the council accident insurance policy.
  • Criminal records background checks are conducted on adults when applications are turned in to the council office.
  • Boy’s Life and Scouting magazine subscriptions may be suspended if a unit’s re-charter is turned in late.

 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FORALL ADULTS RECHARTERING IN 2020

Since 2003, background checks have been conducted on every new adult when they apply to register, and in 2008 a background check was conducted on all currently registered adults. In 2020, the BSA will implement periodic criminal background checks on a five-year basis. The first periodic recheck will take place next January (2020).

In preparation for this, the required disclosures and authorization documents are being updated to ensure compliance with current local, state, and federal laws.

The National Service Center will send an email with three separate background check dis-closures and authorization form documents around October 7th to all currently registered adults who have a valid email address listed in their ScoutNET person profile. Those documents are: (1) the Background Check Disclosure and (2) the Additional Disclosures and Background Check Authorization

A new, signed Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization form must be collected before any adult’s annual registration is processed.

PLEASE SUBMIT THESE DISCLOSURES WITH THE ANNUAL RECHARTER PAPERWORK FOR ALL ADULTS.

Phone

1-877-334-2674