The BSA issues charters annually to community organizations to enable them to serve youth through Scouting programs under leadership they approve and meeting places they provide. Charter renewal (commonly known as “rechartering”) is the annual process through which each organization certifies its adult members and youth members for a new year and recommits itself to the Scouting program.
On-time unit charter renewal is critical, and in Washington Crossing Council, all units are due to submit paperwork and member registration fees by December 8, 2021.
If a unit fails to renew its charter before the expiration date, all youth advancement and adult recognition are suspended, Scout Life magazine subscriptions stop, and insurance coverage ceases. it is very important to complete the charter renewal process on time.
There is a new process this year, as well as a new name “Internet Rechartering 2.0”. Internet Rechartering may be accessed by the Unit Leader, Chartered Organization Rep, Committee Chairman or Key 3 Delegate through their My.Scouting Account or their Scoutbook.com Account. It is important that if a Key 3 Delegate will be updating their unit’s charter, the person needs to be registered as the Key 3 Delegate in the Position Manager section under the Organization Manager tab.
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Local Council Service Fee Financial Assistance Application
- Parents may request assistance for the Council Service Fee if financial assistance is needed. If you would prefer a paper copy, please contact Andrew Nam.
For PA UNITS ONLY – to be in compliance with PA-15, all adult volunteers are required to submit the required clearances. The Council’s preferred method for collecting clearances is through the Emailme Form portal. Instructions are available in your unit’s charter renewal packet. Any clearance not submitted via this portal, should be collected during the renewal process and included with the final recharter paperwork. Volunteers will not be registered for 2022 without this information.
Should your Unit’s Charter Processor run into difficulty, please contact your Unit Commissioner, District Commissioner, or the Council Registrar.
- Unit Commissioner
- District Commissioner
- Council Commissioner: Michael Cunniff
- Council Registrar: Anna Marie Pepper
- Council Field staff
- Council Field Director: Andrew Nam