Charter Renewal

Thank you for taking time to renew your unit charter. Before beginning online charter renewal, please take the following steps:

  1. Select an adult to complete the online process.
  2. Obtain your access code from your recharter packet.
  3. Review the Online Rechartering Frequently Asked Questions & complete the Online Charter Renewal Tutorial. (An access code is not needed for the tutorial).
  4. Round up the needed information. Note: Fees calculated during online charter renewal are for the following year. For new members, pay their remaining (pro-rated) registration plus their full-year fee.

After completing the above steps you are ready to begin your online renewal using the Internet Charter Renewal Tool: 

Important Notes:

Youth Protection Training is required. Current and new adults will not be registered without first completing Youth Protection training.

Training for Cub Scout Direct Contact Leaders is required. All Cub Scout 'Direct Contact Leaders' (Cubmasters, Tiger Leaders, Den Leaders, Webelos Den Leaders) must have completed Leader Specific Training for their position in order to be registered. This new standard helps ensure that leaders have the training and support needed to provide good program to our newest Cub Scout youth members.

Adult applicatons are required of age 18-20 Venturing and Sea Scout members. Venturing and Sea Scout participants, current and new, who are 18 to 20 years of age must complete an adult application and Youth Protection training in order to be registered. This standard is to ensure that all persons legally considered to be adults are able to meet adult membership requirements.

Recharter Dates:

Oct: Internet Online Charter Renewal System Activated

Dec 15: SUBMIT Charter Online

On or Before December Roundtable: TURN-IN Charter to your Unit Commissioner

Helpful resources from the National office: - the place to take online training, update your on line profile and print training validation. If you have trouble logging-in, please try to use Chrome or FireFox browsers, which are reported to function well. If you still have issues, please contact the national technical help desk at (972) 580-2489.

Frequently Asked Questions - a list of common questions about the online charter process and system.

Online Charter Tutorial - a place to practice or demonstrate the online charter process. A login is not needed to use this tutorial.

Online Charter Help - basic questions are answered here about the online charter tools.

Membership Application Forms - source to download youth and adult membership forms.

Journey To Excellence Forms - source to download Journey to Excellence scorecards and other materials related to the Journey to Excellence program.

Pro-Rated Fees:

Pro-Rate Month BSA National Registration Fee Boys' Life Magazine Subscription
Sep 2015 $8.00 $4.00
Oct 2015 $6.00 $3.00
Nov 2105 $4.00 $2.00
Dec 2015 $2.00 N/A
Full Year 2016 $24.00 $12.00