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 paperwork portion of rechartering from their home (office, etc) over the Internet.


NOTE: Any units that do not complete the Recharter process by 12/31/14 will be dropped, NO GRACE PERIOD.

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

Starting October 1, units have access to the online system.

Timeline for the 2015 Recharter process: Unit Recharter Timeline.

Here’s how it works:

Each unit will receive a charter packet from their unit commissioner after distribution at the commissioner conference in 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 by searching for ‘recharter packet’ in the search box on the top right hand side of website.

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, Institution Head signature for the Final report as well as the Leader of the unit i.e. Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, take the print out along with the other required forms and new youth and adult applications to your district turn in night Turn in Nights or 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.

2015 registration fees are $24 per person, Boy’s Life subscription is $12

If you have any questions or comments, contact your Unit Commissioner, District Executive 408-638.8300 or Tom Jensen 408-638.8356  who will be glad to help you through the process.

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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.

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For a complete list of resources to help with rechartering, please visit our download library.