Our Annual Recharter Cycle has opened and below we have important resources for all of our units in support of the recharter process.
New for 2021!
- Increase in registration fees. In August, new registration fees went into effect. For full details visit the ScoutingWire Article.
- New Member Joining fee – $25. One-time fee to join, only assessed to New youth members to the Scouting program (not assessed on renewals, transfers, Scouts that left the program and have returned).
- All registered adults must have a current Criminal Background Check Authorization Form (CBC) on file.
- New COVID-19 Protocols for turning in the recharter packet.
If this is your first time using the system, we hope that you will find it user friendly and that the system enhancements will aid you in the smooth completion of this year’s charter.
- Improved navigation for Online Recharter System
- EVERYONE is considered a First Time User and must register to enter the Internet Rechartering system. After initial registration, you will enter the system as a Returning User
- Access Codes provided to members of the Unit Key 3
- Ability to Promote Members within Chartered Organization Family or with unit access code
- Youth Protection Training will be required for each volunteer on the recharter
- Electronic Signature Approval Option
- Electronic Payment Option (Credit Cards have a 3% convenience fee, no fees on electronic checks)
Tutorial – With the features of electronic signatures and payments, a Step-by-Step guide has been provided for the recharter process with great screenshots. You can use the guide by downloading it at Internet Recharter Tutorial.
Additional Training Resources:
- Frequently Asked Questions
- New Birth of Freedom Council Recharter Training (October 2020 Roundtable Session)
Recharter Turn In Process – Due to COVID-19, the published in-person recharter turn-in events have been canceled. Units should complete the recharter process as indicated in the Unit Recharter Booklet. Completed recharters should be turned in to either Council Service Center between October 2 and November 23. Commissioners and staff will review all recharter packets between November 23 and December 9. By December 9th, all packets that were turned in on time will receive information as to whether their recharter is complete and can be processed or whether it has defective items that still need to be resolved. Units will have from December 9th to December 31st to resolve any of these items.
If you have any questions about the turn-in process please contact your District Executive or District Commissioner.
Recharter Packet – The items listed below were supplied to each unit electronically. Additional copies may be downloaded here, and they can be shared with unit personnel working on the recharter.
- Unit Recharter Booklet 2021 – Step-by-step instructions
- Recharter Sheet 2021 – Use this document when calculating total fees due and required items.
- Recharter Turn In Checklist Sheet – Use this document when you turn in your recharter to serve as a receipt and verify all of the information has been turned in.
- Leader Roster with training and background check validation information (provided in hard copy per unit)
- 2020 Journey to Excellence Scorecard – Each unit is provided with a copy of the appropriate Journey to Excellence Scorecard. Scorecards should be submitted when you return your charter. Scorecards have been updated to reflect COVID-19 limitations. NOTE: Units are still able to order their Journey to Excellence recognition items, but the Free Rank Advancement Program has been regrettably discontinued.
Websites & Support
- Recharter Website – This website gives you access to the recharter website, a tutorial, and additional instructions.
- Youth Protection – This website has a Q&A about Youth Protection Training and links to the online course.
- My.Scouting Tools – This site allows units to view and update training records. Note: BSA My.Scouting login required; this is separate from the recharter processing system.
- Printing BSA Membership Cards instructions.
- Printing Unit Charter instructions.
- FAQs on Criminal Background Check Authorization Forms
Access Codes – Each unit has its own access code, which was sent to the Key 3 (Chartered Organization Representative, Committee Chair, and Key Leader-Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, Advisor, Skipper). If you can’t find yours or you’ve misplaced it, please contact your district executive or district commissioner.