Recharter

 

 The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) requires each Scouting unit - whether Pack, Troop, Team, Crew, Ship, or Post - to renew its Charter annually. This assures that the Chartered Organization still is using Scouting's programs to serve youth and assures that the unit roster is up to date at least once a year. We refer to this annual renewal as "RECHARTERING". This page will assist units personnel with responsibility for the unit's recharter by providing pointers to resources, by providing an overview of how the recharter process works.

 Resources

 RECHARTER WEBSITE

 The Council Recharter website contains helpful information about recharter including:

The Council Recharter website contains helpful information about recharter including:

 Units that are unable to use Internet Rechartering should review the manual recharter workshop presentation. However, we encourage you to use Internet Rechartering if at all possible. Doing so will help minimize errors in your unit roster and will help you to receive your new charter and membership cards as soon as possible.

The Internet Rechartering application requires the use of Microsoft Internet Explorer for proper operation.

 DEADLINES

 Your current charter expires on the last day of the December. It must be renewed before it expires. The district will provide a turn-in opportunity early in each month in which it has charters expiring. Often, this will be at a Roundtable. In the event you cannot turn-in your unit's recharter at your district's event, it is due at the Council office on or before the 31st of December in which the current charter expires. Registration hours are 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Please arrive by 4:30 P.M.; the office closes at 5:00 sharp.

Your current charter expires on the last day of the December. It must be renewed before it expires. The district will provide a turn-in opportunity early in each month in which it has charters expiring. Often, this will be at a Roundtable. In the event you cannot turn-in your unit's recharter at your district's event, it is due at the Council office on or before the 31st of December in which the current charter expires. Registration hours are 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Please arrive by 4:30 P.M.; the office closes at 5:00 sharp.

 INTERNET RECHARTERING (IR)

 This web-based system provided by the BSA National Council lets you update your unit's roster to correct errors for existing members, add new members, and remove members who are no longer in your unit. IR is available to you starting two months before your current charter expires. That is, if your charter expires December 31, you may access the system October 1st.

Your Commissioner Team strongly recommends the use of Internet Rechartering for all recharters. It will help you -

This web-based system provided by the BSA National Council lets you update your unit's roster to correct errors for existing members, add new members, and remove members who are no longer in your unit. IR is available to you starting two months before your current charter expires. That is, if your charter expires December 31, you may access the system October 1st. Your Commissioner Team strongly recommends the use of Internet Rechartering for all recharters. It will help you -
  •   With a current roster information when you begin your first online session. (The paper roster in this packet usually is printed around October 1st.)
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  •  With  convenient means to type in changes for existing members
  •   check for common mistakes such as all required positions are filled and missing required information
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  • By significantly reducing the time it takes for your unit to receive its new Charter and roster.

     
    It will help the Council Office

  •  By reducing back office effort required to process over 300 recharters each year
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  • By improving the accuracy of registration data because all your changes are saved and don't have to be retyped. (You know your members better than anyone outside your unit!)

    You may use IR from any computer with Internet access. You do not have to complete the process in one session. Just log off and then log back on when you are ready to continue. You do not have to use the same computer for each session - just be sure to log off one computer before logging onto another. NO INTERNET ACCESS, NO PROBLEM! Most public libraries have public computers with Internet access.

 

IR ACCESS CODE

 The access code required to use IR is on a label affixed to the recharter roster included in the recharter packet. The access code changes every year - do not use last year's code because it will attempt (and fail) to access last year's information. YOU ARE A "FIRST TIME USER" WHEN YOU BEGIN YOUR FIRST SESSION EVERY YEAR FOR EACH UNIT THAT YOU WORK ON! If you attempt to use last year's access code and its password, you will receive an error message telling you that the data is no longer available.

The access code required to use IR is on a label affixed to the recharter roster included in the recharter packet. The access code changes every year - do not use last year's code because it will attempt (and fail) to access last year's information. YOU ARE A "FIRST TIME USER" WHEN YOU BEGIN YOUR FIRST SESSION EVERY YEAR FOR EACH UNIT THAT YOU WORK ON! If you attempt to use last year's access code and its password, you will receive an error message telling you that the data is no longer available.

  RECHARTER HELP

 Your district's Commissioner Team is your first point of contact if you need help. If they don't already know the answer to your question, they will help find it. Contact your Unit Commissioner or, if you do not know who your Unit Commissioner is, your District Commissioner.

Your district's Commissioner Team is your first point of contact if you need help. If they don't already know the answer to your question, they will help find it. Contact your Unit Commissioner or, if you do not know who your Unit Commissioner is, your District Commissioner.

  

Be "On Time - Error Free". Every hour spent by volunteers and Council staff chasing down late recharters and fixing errors can't be spent helping youth. THANK YOU in advance for helping us make the most effective use of our limited resources to provide the best possible Scouting programs for the youth of our area!