The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) renews its federal charter (originally granted in 1916) each year through reporting to Congress. The BSA, in turn, grants charters to sponsoring (chartered) organizations who must report to Scouting annually to renew their local charters.

Rechartering is the process where a Scout unit renews its charter as an official part of the Boy Scouts of America. The process involves:

  • an update of the unit’s rosters (including adding/subtracting members, updating contact information for individuals or your unit’s chartering organization,
  • payment of registration fees with the national Boy Scouts of America national organization,
  • and payment of group insurance coverage.

Unit Leadership (Committee Chair, Chartered Organization Representative, and the Top Leader ie. Cubmaster, Scoutmaster etc.) or in the case of Exploring Post/Club Leadership (Parent Committee Chair and Post/Club Adviser) will receive an automated e-mail to begin the process 90 days prior to their unit charter expiring.

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