Recharter Resources

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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 online update of the unit’s rosters (including adding/subtracting members, updating contact information for individuals or your unit’s chartering organization,
  • Submitting to GGAC the final Recharter detailed printout with the hard-copy signatures,
  • Payment of fees including:
    • Registration fees to the National BSA organization,
    • Council Program Fees (CPF) to GGAC,

Best Practices

The overall Recharter process will go quickly and smoothly if the follow items are done.

  • As soon as possible make sure your unit roster is complete.  If you are missing a scouter or leader, send a copy of the BSA Youth or Adult Application to your district executive ASAP  for processing. (the unit roster in the recharter system will then be updated).
  • Make sure ALL adult leaders are current on the Youth Protection Training (YPT) through at least February 2021.
  • Complete and turn in your Recharters by December 4.

Need your unit’s recharter packet or need help?  Contact your district field professional.A

To log into the Recharter System go to Web Tools in or click on the BEGIN YOUR RECHARTER button. 

Recharter Packet Documents

Each Unit Recharter packet includes (click on each to download):


Sea Scouts




Shooting Sport


Scouting for Food

Order of the Arrow