Charter Resources

NEW - Background Check Authorization

New this year, as part of the recharter process, BSA National Council has mandated that a background check on every registered adult be performed. Failure to submit the paperwork for each registered adult by following the procedures outlined in the link below will result in a denial to process the entire recharter package for the unit.

NEW - Pay Renewal with Popcorn Commission

New this year, you can use all or part of the unit's popcorn sales commission to pay for the Unit Charter Renewal fee.

Youth Protection Training

The Boy Scouts of America requires Youth Protection training (YPT) for all volunteers. The purpose of this policy is to increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist in Scouting. If a volunteer's YPT record is not current at the time of charter renewal, the volunteer will not be re-registered.

Journey to Excellence Scorecards

The Journey to Execellence Scorecards are used to measure your unit's performance throughout the Scouting year. The unit appropropriate scorecard for the current year must be included as part of your recharter package that you submit after completing the online recharter process.

Council Program Fee Worksheet

The online charter renewal system should include national registration and council insurance fees as appropriate for the individuals registration. It does not include the $13 program fee for YOUTH ONLY in Cub Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews and Sea Scout Ships. The Council Program Fee Worksheet must be included as part of your recharter package that you submit after completing the online recharter process.

National Summertime Pack Award

Packs are encouraged to be active when school is out for the summer, by doing one activity per month in June, July, and August, or during other school vacations if your pack is in a year-round school. This award is part of the requirements for Journey to Excellence.

Friends of Scouting Campaign

The Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign kicks off at the beginning of the year, and continues through March. Use the form below to schedule your presentation, including the form as part of your recharter package that you submit after completing the online recharter process.

Membership Applications

All members, both youth and adults, of the unit that are listed on the recharter package that you submit must be BSA registered. If a member is not currently registered [typically someone that you have to Add during the online recharter process], complete the appropriate application and include it with as part of your recharter package that you submit after completing the online recharter process.