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The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) renews its federal charter (originally granted in 1916) each year through reporting to Congress. The BSA, in turn, grants charters to sponsoring (chartered) organizations who must report to Scouting annually to renew their local charters.

Rechartering is the process where a Scout unit renews its charter as an official part of the Boy Scouts of America. The process involves:

  • an update of the unit’s rosters (including adding/subtracting members, updating contact information for individuals or your unit’s chartering organization,

  • payment of registration fees with the national Boy Scouts of America national organization,

  • and payment of group insurance coverage.

In order to complete the rechartering process, the following need to be completed and submitted to the council office:

  • Completed and signed charter form

  • Payment

  • Completed Unit Journey to Excellence Scorecard

  • Annual Charter Agreement 

Begin Your Recharter​
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