Unit Charter Renewal
Internet Rechartering opens on October 2, 2023!
Unit Charter Renewal Checklist:
Access Internet Rechartering via Internet Advancement (https://advancements.scouting.org) using your username and password for My.Scouting.
Visit the Boy Scouts of America's Charter Renewal Resources page for user guides and frequently asked questions.
Have you checked out the Internet Recharter Forum for help on the issue you're experiencing? Scouters from all across the country are sharing their tips and experiences!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Who can submit the Internet Recharter?
A: The Key 3 (Charter Organization Rep, Committee Chairman, Unit Leader) or any Key 3 delegate can submit the renewal.
Q: Is an access code required?
A: No, an access code is not required. The Key 3 and any Key 3 Delegate access Internet Rechartering using the same credentials used to access Scoutbook.com or My.Scouting.
Q: Can a unit submit a charter without the required leadership?
A: No. A unit will receive an error if the required leadership is not met, or they attempt to assign multiple leader positions to a volunteer. They cannot move forward in the process until the error is corrected.
Q: Can a unit submit their charter if a volunteer does not have a current Youth Protection Training?
A: No, all adult volunteers must have a current Youth Protection certificate to be included on the recharter roster. New adults who are not registered receive a Member ID which is listed on their Youth Protection certificate when they complete Youth Protection training.
Q: Can a unit enter Youth Protection Training dates into a person profile through Internet Charter Renewal?
A: No, the renewal processor does not have the ability to enter Youth Protection Dates into a person’s profile.
Find these answers and more on the Boy Scouts of America's Charter Renewal Resources page - CLICK HERE to view!
An Important Note on Fee Payment:
We STRONGLY recommend you do NOT pay your charter renewal fees online! Doing so eliminates our ability to help make edits or corrections to your charter after submission.
Payment may be submitted at the Morris-1st Source Scout Center (MAP: 1340 South Bend Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617) during our standard hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time (7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time) Monday through Friday or by calling us at (574) 289-0337 to pay by credit card.
Looking for more information on this year's fees?
Click here to view a handy infographic outlining fees, effective 8/1/2023:
If you are seeking financial assistance with Membership Fees, please CLICK HERE for the Membership Assistance Fund application.
|Benchmark Date||Task / Action|
|10 / 2 / 2023||Internet Rechartering system OPENS.|
|11 / 17 / 2023||DEADLINE to submit the unit's 2024 Charter to receive two (2) free nights of camping at a LaSalle Council camp property.|
|11 / 23 / 2023||Office and Scout Shop CLOSED for Thanksgiving|
|11 / 24 / 2023||Office and Scout Shop CLOSED for Thanksgiving|
|12 / 22 / 2023||Office and Scout Shop CLOSED for Christmas Eve (Observed)|
|12 / 25 / 2023||Office and Scout Shop CLOSED for Christmas Day|
|12 / 29 / 2023||Office and Scout Shop CLOSED for New Year's Eve (Observed)|
|12 / 31 / 2023||2023 Unit Charters EXPIRE|
Journey to Excellence
The Journey to Excellence is the Boy Scouts of America's program to help Packs, Troops, Crews, Ships, and Posts plan, monitor, and evaluate their performance and their ability to serve youth.
It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.
There are specific criteria for the unit to plan and accomplish. These standards are reviewed each year and revised standards are published.
Click the link below to access your unit type's scorecard for your 2023 activity.
Looking for more information? Check out this Frequently Asked Questions document to learn more about the Journey to Excellence!
Guide to Safe Scouting
The Guide to Safe Scouting outlines BSA policies related to keeping your unit, your leaders, and espeically your youth members safe! If you haven't reviewed the Guide to Safe Scouting lately, there is no better time. Safety is of the utmost importance in Scouting, but it takes all of us to ensure our programs are safe for all.
CLICK HERE to view the Guide to Safe Scouting online!
|2023-2024 Unit Charter Renewal - Checklist for Completion||This checklist outlines each step needed to complete your unit charter renewal for the 2024 calendar year. It also provides links to resources that will support you in each step of the process.||Download|
|Annual Charter Agreement - Catholic Churches/Schools||This form is used ONLY for units chartered by Catholic churches or schools. The Annual Charter Agreement must be signed by the Institutional Head / Executive Officer OR the Chartered Organization Representative (1st Section), and the Unit Committee Chairperson (3rd Section). The 2nd Section is for the District Executive's signature.||Download|
|Annual Charter Agreement - General||This form is used for ALL units EXCEPT those chartered by Catholic churches or schools. The Annual Charter Agreement must be signed by the Institutional Head / Executive Officer (1st Line), the Chartered Organization Representative (2nd Line), and the Unit Committee Chairperson (3rd Line). The 4th Line is for the District Executive's signature.||Download|
|Internet Rechartering 2.0 User Guide (Updated 9/12/2022)||This handy guide walks you through the rechartering process. It includes adding youth, removing youth, adding adults, removing adults, and many more steps. Review at your leisure and refer back to with questions!||Download|
|Membership Assistance Fund Application||This form, updated 09/05/2023, is the most up-to-date form for Membership Assistance Fund requests. All requests made as part of the 2024 Unit Charter Renewal process must be submitted on this form. The form is for individual member requests.||Download|
|New 2023 Fees Infographic - LaSalle Council #165||This infographic outlines all fees charged by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America and all fees charged by the LaSalle Council #165, effective 08/01/2023.||Download|
|Unit Account Authorization||Authorization form designating users allowed to charge using the Unit Account at the Scout Shop||Download|