Recharter Resources

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The Rechartering process was changed to improve systems and increase speed and efficiency in processes and is now called Internet Rechartering 2.0.  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.


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),
  • 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.

  • VERY IMPORTANT!  Make sure ALL adult leaders are current on the Youth Protection Training (YPT) through December 31, 2022.  If leaders do not have YPT current throughout 2022 (the 2022 recharter period) they will NOT be registered for 2022.
  • 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).
  • Complete your Recharters by early December and turn in your supplemental documents (Annual agreement and JTE) to your district professional.

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

A comprehensive guide to the 2022 Internet Rechartering process.

A concise tutorial video of the 2022 recharter process.

A more detailed webinar video of the 2022 recharter process.  Includes questions and answers.


A documents of frequently asked questions about 2022 Internet Rechartering.

Click on the button to start the 2022 Online Recharter process. You must be a unit key 3 leader (CC, CM, SM, COR, etc.) or a key 3 delegate.  [Assigning a Key 3 Delegate]

Additional Recharter Documents

(click on each to download):


Sea Scouts




Shooting Sport


Scouting for Food

Order of the Arrow