Internet Rechartering

The Boy Scouts of America offers an online charter renewal process for units. Recently, this process was moved to improve systems and increase speed and efficiency in processes. Located at https://advancements.scouting.org, the new Internet Recharter system provides a more simplistic approach to the rechartering process.

Use these resources to help your unit’s renewal.  

Internet Recharter User Guide 2021 | Download

Internet Recharter Presentation 2021 | Video

FAQ for Internet Recharter 2021 | Download

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

Recharter Check List | Download

Current Fee Chart | Download


Please Note: Adults/Youth that register and pay online after October 1st will be charged for the balance of this year and all of next year.  Those payments will be removed form your charter fee for 2022.

Membership fees have increased for 2021:

Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA & Venturing Youth - $72

Youth Exploring - $45

All Adults - $45

Insurance Fee - $6

Scout Life - $12 (this fee is optional)

Council Program 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:

  • Unit Charter Renewal - signed PDF that was emialed back to the Key3 (council requirement) 
  • If your unit is not paying online, one check for all renewals fees, made payable to: GNFC (no credit card payments will be accepted at the council office)
  • BSA Adult or Youth applications for all NEWLY added. Adult applications MUST include a signed Disclosure/Authorization form and be signed by the Charter Organization Represented or Head (Adults applications signed by other leaders will not be accepted)
  • Proof of Youth Protection Training if required (if not uploaded to recharter system)
  • Background Check Form if required for some Adults (if not uploaded to recharter system)
  • Annual Charter Agreement (Packs, Troops, Crews): Click Here
  • Annual Memorandum of Understanding Agreement (Explorer Post): Click Here
  • Journey to Excellence Form:

BSA Membership Applications 

Youth Application | Click Here

Adult Application | Click Here

Explorer Membership Applications

Youth Application | Click Here

Adult Application | Click Here

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.

Units that have not completed their unit renewal by December 31, 2021 must stop all Scouting activity until the renewal is completed.

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: 

Onondaga District: (716) 512-6212
Chris Matthewson Chris.Mathewson@scouting.org

Polaris District: (716) 512-6214
Brandon Blatz Brandon.Blatz@scouting.org

Red Jacket District: (716) 512-6208
Daniel Carpenter Daniel.Carpenter@scouting.org