Charter Renewal

The online recharter tool - use after completing the steps below
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 Frequently Asked Questions about the online recharter process
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Download adult and youth membership application forms
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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 District Commissioner or District Executive (Don't know who this is? Find them on the district map). 
  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 2017. For new members, pay their remaining (pro-rated) 2016 registration plus their full-year 2017 fee.

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

NOTICE: During November and December on Saturdays from 6pm to Sunday 6pm the National system may be offline for maintenance and updating. During this time you will be able to work on charters that have already been started, but you will not be able to start new charters. 

Important Notes for 2017:

Please do not use the 'E-Z Report' when printing your charter forms.  The E-Z Report works for some councils, but does not include information necessary for our council's charter renewal process. This selection is made on the 'congratulations' page after you have submitted your charter renewal information. Please select 'Print Renewal Application' instead of the E-Z Report.

2016 Youth Protection Training is required. Current and new adults will not be registered without first completing Youth Protection training sometime in 2016. The council now requires annual completion of YP training for all registered leaders.

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.

Helpful resources from the National office:

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 2016 $8.00 $4.00
Oct 2016 $6.00 $3.00
Nov 2016 $4.00 $2.00
Dec 2016 $2.00 N/A
Full Year 2017 $24.00 $12.00


Key dates for the unit charter renewal process:

Oct 1: Internet Online Charter Renewal System Active

Oct 24: All units have logged in and started the online process

Oct 30: All units have submitted their charter online

Nov 10: All units have submitted the paper charter, new member applications, and membership fees to their district commissioner

Download Resources:


File Name Description
New Executive Officer Application Application form for use when a new Executive Officer of the chartered organization needs to be registered. (PDF / 167KB / uploaded Oct 2016) Download
Unit Charter Renewal Guidebook 2017 Guidebook for unit leaders to reference in the charter renewal process. Covers details for all unit types. (PDF / 1.58MB / uploaded Oct 6, 2016) Download