Internet Rechartering

The information listed below is to assist the person responsible for completing the charter renewal process for your unit.  

Internet Rechartering allows you to renew your unit's charter online and perform the following actions:

  • Select members from your existing charter roster,
  • Promote members from another unit,
  • Add new members,
  • Update member information, and
  • Print a summary of costs associated with the new charter.

Before beginning Internet Rechartering, collect all member information, including new member forms with the appropriate signatures. To complete the process, you must be connected to a printer to print the final report for signature, if requested.

If you are a new user, please consult the presentation for instructions on using Internet Rechartering, Version 12, for units that will expire on December 31, 2020 
(Click Here)

Internet Charter Renewal Presentation from Leaders Summit Meeting October 14th (Click Here)

FAQ for Internet Charter renewal for units expiring December 31, 2020 (Click Here)

2021 Recharter Packet | Download


First Time User (This Year)Click Here

Returning User (This Year)Click Here

Membership fees have increased for 2021:

  • Cub Scouts - $66
  • Scouts BSA & Venturing Youth - $66
  • Youth Exploring - $42
  • All Adults - $42
  • Insurance Fee - $6
  • Council Fee - $24
  • Annual Renewal Charter Fee - $75
  • New Youth Member Fee - $25 (for new youth to BSA)


Required documents to turn in to the council in order to finalize the renewal process:

  • All pages of the Unit Charter Renewal Report Package (no draft copies please).
  • BSA Adult or Youth applications for everyone listed asnew” on page one of the Charter Renewal Report PackageAdult applications MUST include a signed Disclosure/Authorization form.
  • Youth Protection Training Certificates - YPT is available online at http://my.scouting.org
  • If your unit is not paying online, one check for all renewals fees, made payable to: GNFC
  • Annual Charter Agreement (Packs, Troops, Crews): Click Here
  • Annual Memorandum of Understanding Agreement (Explorer Post): Click Here

BSA Membership Applications

Youth Application | Click Here

Adult Application | Click Here

Explorer Membership Applications

Youth Application | Click Here

Adult Application | Click Here

The final paperwork must include appropriate signatures on all individual adult and youth applications and on the Charter Renewal Application. When approving the renewal application, the signature of the  Charter Organization Representative or Designee is required. The lack of appropriate approval signature may delay processing of your charter renewal.

Youth Protection Training is required for all adult leaders and must be completed every two years.  Please confirm that every adult leader has current YPT before turning in the final renewal paperwork.

Recharter Fee Summary Form (to be included when turning in Recharter Paperwork | Click

Units that have not completed their unit renewal by December 31, 2020 must stop all Scouting activity until the renewal is completed.

Other documents strongly encouraged to be turned-in:

Journey to Excellence Form: JTE forms are available online at https://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/scorecards/2020-scorecards-english/  

Additional useful forms (Membership Inventory, Unit Budget Plan, New Youth & Adult Applications, etc.) may be found on scouting.org: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Media/Forms.aspx  and can be printed and used to assist in the completion of your unit’s 2021 charter renewal.

Charter & Membership Cards:

In an effort to streamline basic operations and put tools in the hands of volunteers, the BSA has decided to make “self-service” as many membership processes as possible. This change will allow unit Key 3 to print charter certificates and membership cards in a timelier manner.

Charter Certificate Printing PDF icon

Membership Card Printing PDF icon

If you have any questions regarding the rechartering process, please contact your District Professional or email questions to:

Onondaga District: (716) 512-6215

Polaris District: (716) 512-6214

Red Jacket District: (716) 512-6208

Tatonka District: (716) 512-6212