Charter Renewal Resources

Virtual Recharter Oct. 1 - Dec. 1

Every year, all units (packs, troops, crews, ships) are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting.

The BSA issues charters to community organizations to enable them to use the Scouting program under their own leadership as a service to their children, youth, and families. Re-chartering is the process of renewing the charter agreement between the BSA and the organization and renewing the registration of youth and adult members. 

Rechartering on time is critical. It is required for Journey to Excellence. It is required for units to continue registration without interruption. It is required to ensure Scouts are registered, critical for receiving rank advancement and other awards, and for insurance coverage.

A representative of each unit completes the paperwork for renewing a charter online. Through the process, chartered (sponsoring) organizations, youth member and adult leader information is updated as well as registration fees and Scouts’ Life subscriptions are collected/paid.

If this is your first time to be involved with recharter, or if you need to brush up on how recharter is done, please read How Recharter is Done before continuing. Doing so will help make the pointers to resources below more useful!

Recharter Assistance

If at any time you have problems or questions please reach out to your assigned Unit Commissioner, or any of the following people for assistance. We will set up a zoom conference if needed:

Recharter Update

August 11, 2023

The value of Scouting is undeniable for those within the program and the greater public, and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is committed to continuing to offer this unmatched opportunity to young people and families nationwide.

As costs on many daily goods and services continue to rise dramatically, the BSA has worked to keep its membership fee as low as possible. However, these external pressures continue to have an effect, and the annual membership fee must be increased to address the fiscal realities necessary to continue delivering a safe and quality Scouting program.  

To ensure the organization has the resources to fulfill the promise of Scouting, the following national membership fee structure will take effect August 1, 2023.  

$80 Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts participants $5 increase
$50 Exploring participants $5 increase
$30 council-paid memberships no change in cost
$60 Adult volunteers, includes cost of background check $15 increase
$100 unit charter/affiliation fee $25 increase
$25 one-time joining fee for new program participants in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts Not pro-rated, no change in cost
$15 Scout Life magazine; this is the first price increase since 2005 no increase in cost
$25 Merit Badge Counselors (not in an adult position already) New Fee

United Methodist Church (UMC) Units

For any unit chartered with a United Methodist Church, the North Georgia Conference has posted updates on their website.  

Merit Badge Counselors (Troops Only)

  • Use the form provided to check “drop” next to each MBC you wish to drop, then scan and email form OR email a list of names of MB Counselors from your unit to drop to .
  • All Merit Badge Counselor adds are submitted electronically through SendSafely. Each new MB Counselor must complete a BSA application.
  • All MBC applications must include the signed disclosure statement and a valid Youth Protection certificate.
  • Email Merit Badge Counselor Form (not BSA Application) to


Online Internet Recharter


Note that the same login ID and PW is required to access IR 2.0 as for Internet Advancement and my.scouting.  No additional access codes are required.  Units and commissioners can track their progress by reviewing the council dashboard on Commissioner Tools in the lower right corner.


Note: Paying via ACH requires completing proper set-up to confirm unit bank account. Refer to User Guide for details.

Commissioners can track charter renewal status on either their council or district dashboards. Details of which units are making progress can be reviewed by clicking on the Report URL in the upper righthand corner of the Charter Renewal Status card.

New Recharter Guidebook Information

User Guide

Recharter Demo Tool

Training Video

Recharter Announcements

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Shared Files


Charter Agreement 256.03 KB 53 downloads

The Charter Organization, as a duly constituted organization that serves youth, desires...

Recharter Kick-Off Presentation 2.97 MB 4 downloads

Northern Ridge District Recharter Kick-Off Presentation for 2020 ...

Internet Rechartering 6.00 MB 7 downloads

Instructions for Internet Rechartering - Version 11, August 2020 ...

Recharter Checklist 259.34 KB 184 downloads

2024 Edition of the recharter checklist ...
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