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Rechartering Resources

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

  • an update of your 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 organization
  • an payment of group insurance coverage.

Why Rechartering?

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) renews its federal charter (originally granted in 1916) each year through a formal reporting to Congress. The BSA, in turn, has granted charters to sponsoring (chartered) organizations. And like the BSA and the U.S. Congress, these chartered organizations must report to Scouting once each year to renew their local charters. Chartered organizations are issued a charter, typically effective for one year, to operate a Scouting unit.

Rechartering Resources

Annual Recharter Guide Detailed overview of the charter renewal process.  First time users should start here.

Internet Rechartering Presentation
Internet Rechartering 101 Fact Sheet  Experienced users should start here.
Memo to leaders of units chartered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Recharter Fee Calculator 
Health and Special Risk Insurance form 
Charter Presentation Script for the Chartering Organization
Fiscal Policies and Procedures for BSA Units

Begin Your Recharter

Internet Rechartering System


Contact your district commissioner or district executive.