What is the charter?
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. Rechartering is the process where a Scout unit renews its charter as an official part of the Boy Scouts of America.
Online access will be available November 1, 2019. All unit charters are to be turned in no later than the January 15, 2020.
On-line process for 2019
- An access code must be used by units to log in.
- You must register as a First Time User on your initial logon to the system for 2019. After initial registration you can enter the system as a Returning User.
- Stages and steps remain the same as 2018.
- Youth Protection training taken after February 1, 2018 is required for all adults. You will get an error message if training is not current and will not be allowed to process the charter with those adults.
- Electronic authorization is available for the chartered organization representative (COR). There will be no more signatures to obtain or rosters to turn in if your unit chooses this option.
- Three payment options are available.
- Units can elect to pay online by credit card. You will receive a payment confirmation.
- Units can elect to pay online by E-check. You will receive a payment confirmation.
- Cash/check option: Units that elect this option will print the renewal application.