Every year units must complete the Charter Renewal process in order to remain active in the Scouting program. This process involves checking your roster, verifying position and contact information, adding and deleting members, and paying the National BSA annual registration, charter and insurance fees.
The 2017 Internet Charter Renewal Portal will open on October 1, 2016, and units are expected to complete the process and turn in all paperwork and fees by December 15, 2016.
The first step in the process click the button below to login to the Internet Charter Renewal Portal with your Unit ID and access code. This information will be mailed in late September to all Cubmasters, Scoutmasters and Committee Chairs. If you don't receive the information by October please contact your District Executive.
The Garden State Council has put together a step-by-step Charter Renewal Instruction Guide and a Check List to use before submitting the charter to help ensure that your charter is complete and able to be processed.
Two additional items must be submitted with your charter:
Exploring Posts have the option of completing a paper charter or doing the Online Charter Renewal process. Please use the following forms: Charter Renewal Instructions, Online Exploring Charter Renewal Instructions, Exploring Charter Fee Worksheet, Exploring Post Memorandum of Understanding,
JTE Patches Unit Incentive: Any unit that turns in a completed charter along with payment and the completed Journey to Excellence form by December 15 will be eligible for special "On time Incentive" pricing for JTE patches. Click here for the order form.
If you have any questions about the Charter Renewal Process please contact your District Executive or your District Commissioner, the contact information is located on the Charter Renewal Fee Worksheet.