The unit charter renewal process is essential to the continued growth of the Boy Scouts of America.  Internet Rechartering is an Internet-based application that is indirectly connected to the Council’s ScoutNet membership data and provides the ability for unit leaders to complete the online portion of rechartering from their home (office, etc) over the Internet.

ALL PRINTED UNIT CHARTERS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 2, 2016.  You may submit completed charters earlier.

NOTE: Any units that do not complete the Recharter process by December 31st are considered dropped and no longer registered.

Paperwork must be reviewed by a District Executive with the help of a unit representative before it can be processed.

To begin the recharter process please access the online system. 


Here’s how it works:

Each unit will receive a charter packet from their unit commissioner after distribution at the commissioner conference the end of September.  The charter packet will include all necessary forms and an access code for the online system, specific for each unit.  Electronic Version of these packets are available for download below.  Not included in this electric packet are the Journey to Excellence sheets by unit, these can be found here.

The unit selects a renewal processor uses the access code to log onto the internet rechartering website, selecting to start the process with current ScoutNET data (load roster from Council) or data from unit-management software (Packmaster/Troopmaster).   At any time, the renewal processor can suspend the electronic rechartering process and return later to the last completed screen.

The system lets you enter new members, renew current members, and update information for any registrant.  When completed, the new unit roster is submitted electronically to ScoutNET.   You must print the Final Unit Charter Renewal Report.   Acquire the Executive Officer or Institution Head signature for the Final report as well as the Leader of the unit i.e. Cubmaster, Scoutmaster etc. take the print out along with the other required forms and youth and adult applications asked for on 1st page to the Council office with all fees.

All BSA policies are enforced throughout the system, so what you enter is sure to meet all requirements.  Remember current Youth Protection training (expires every 2 years) is required before a leader can register or recharter, go to to take the on line course.

2017 registration fees are $24 per person, Boy’s Life subscription is $12, insurance is $1.

If you have any questions or comments, contact your Unit Commissioner or District Executive 408-638.8300 who will be glad to help you through the process.

Virtual Rechartering Packet

Recharter Parties

New to rechartering or a seasoned veteran who would like to get a final lookthrough and turn in? Then you should stop by your local recharter party! At the party there will be experienced unit commissioners to answer your recharter questions or who will be able to review and accept your completed charter. There will also be refreshments! Please stop by on the following dates to participate:

  • Santa Lucia District
    • November 8, 5:00-7:00 – Elks Lodge (614 Airport Blvd, Salinas)
  • Loma Prieta
    • November 10, 7:00-8:30 – LDS Church (220 Elk St, Santa Cruz)
  • Pioneer District
    • November 14, 6:00-8:00 – Council Service Center (970 W. Julian St, San Jose)
  • Quicksilver District
    • November 15, 6:30-9:00 – Roundtable Pizza (5440-A Thornwood Dr, San Jose)
  • Polaris District
    • November 16, 6:30-9:00 – Jake’s Pizza (174 E Freemont Ave, Sunnyvale)
  • Coyote Creek District
    • November 16, 6:30-8:30 – Mountain Mike’s Pizza (2908 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose)

New to Internet Rechartering?

Insurance Coverage FAQ

Boy Scouts of America Insurance Coverage

Service Hours

Have you logged your service hours yet? Any Crew, Team, Troop, Pack, Patrol or Den that has done service to the community needs to officially log their hours. It is quick and easy. All service projects, conservation projects, Eagle projects, and other service counts! If you have questions, contact your District Executive at 408.638.8300.

Service Hours Website

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