Summer is drawing to a close and that means back-to-school, football and… BSA Unit Rechartering Season! This year brings a new online rechartering system that promises to be faster, easier, and, potentially — paperless! National has a short teaser video that shows some of the new features.
The new Internet Rechartering system can be accessed through Internet Advancement 2.0 starting on October 15, 2021. More information and training materials are scheduled to be available on September 1, 2021, at which point Council will update our Internet Rechartering resource page.
What Units Can Do Now
To get ready for Unit Recharter and the new system launch in October, you can do a few simple things to make sure you have a Recharter Ready Roster!
- Step 1 – Confirm your membership. In my.Scouting.org, select your unit, go into the Organization Manager and click on the Roster function. This shows your adult and youth members that are registered with the BSA. You can filter the list by Adults or Youth or export your roster into a printable PDF or a CSV file (spreadsheet). Make sure everyone you think should be on your roster is really on your roster!
- Step 2 – Confirm your Key 3. Make sure the adults registered as the Committee Chair, Unit Leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor or Skipper), and Chartered Organization Representative are correct and are currently active in your unit. Having accurate information about the Key 3 is important. We’ll be sending emails about your recharter directly to them and they’re the ones who will have access to the new Internet Rechartering system.
By the way – Do these two steps in my.Scouting.org, not Scoutbook. my.Scouting.org is the actual registration database, while Scoutbook is a separate and not always accurate copy.
Your District Executives, Commissioners, and the Council Staff are all looking forward to renewing every unit’s charter and getting ready for another Great Year of Scouting!