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, the new Internet Recharter system provides a more simplistic approach to the rechartering process and can be completed from start to finish without a single piece of paper changing hands.

Council has a link online for Internet Re-Chartering. 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 is using Scouting’s programs and assures that the unit roster is up to date at least once a year. We refer to this annual renewal as “RECHARTERING”.


Internet Re-charters–

  1. Add people not returning to the Dropped List.
  2. Add New adults and youth to list (Be sure to include all new youth that joined at school night)
  3. Applications for all new members must be properly signed & attached (see needed signatures below)
    • Youth applications must be signed by Parent and Unit Leader.
    • Adult applications must be signed by Applicant, Committee Chair & Chart Organization Rep. Adult position changes or multiples must turn in a new application, with all appropriate signatures.

4. Remember to specify who will receive the Boys Life magazine.


1) A printed copy of your units Internet Re-charter needs to be turned into the council. The copy you print out is required to have three signatures on the recharter printout:

  • Executive officer (Institutional Head)
  • Unit leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Varsity coach, Venturing advisor, Skipper, Explorer advisor)
  • Council representative (commissioner or district executive) – can be obtained at turn-in.

2) A Council staff member will help you calculate fees for Registration & Boys Life Fees, Charter Fee and for accident Insurance for each youth and adult (as of yet this line is not added to the Internet Recharter). Do not make a check out for the amount shown in the internet process – we must deduct all new youth that joined in the school night round-up. We will help you.

3) The Annual Charter Agreement, Signed by Chartered Org. Rep.

4) Make Checks Payable to: BSA, for Reg., Ins., Boys’ Life & Charter Fee


Lindy Welch
(409) 842-5240 ext. 105
Fax: (409) 842-5398