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Update (Jan. 3, 2023): All charters are due at this time. For unit leaders with charters that are still in the process and for unit leaders who have not begun the process, please complete this at this time. If you need assistance, reach out to your unit commissioner or district commissioners for assistance. You can find more rechartering helps & information, including contact information to district commissioners and district executives here!

Charters from 2022 expired on Dec. 31.




TO:  Unit Leaders                       

        Unit Committee Chairs

        Chartered Organization Representatives


Dear unit leaders – Just a reminder the annual charter process is underway. Previously, this communication piece on how to recharter your unit along with links embedded on how-tos and helps was emailed to the Key 3 of each unit in October. With the posted due date of Dec. 15 just next week, please see that your unit has completed this process in a timely manner. For those of you who have already submitted and had your charters “Posted” – thank you!


Membership in the Boy Scouts of America is for a period of one year, and each year we go through a process to renew the membership of not only the unit (Pack, Troop, Crew or Post) with the Chartered Organization, but also each youth member and adult leader. This process is called rechartering. Please click on the below links to access the Internet Rechartering User Guide as well as instructional videos for assisting you with any questions you may have while processing your Charter Renewal.  Charters are due by Dec. 15, 2022.


Internet Recharter Instructional Material

Internet Recharter Log In

Steps to follow when processing your recharter are:

Ensure that the currently registered unit Key 3 leaders are correct in My.Scouting so they can e-approve member and charter renewals. This is essential and must be done as soon as possible since changes at this step can delay the subsequent steps.

  1. Check that all youth and adults are currently registered with the unit appear on your roster in my.scouting.org.
  1. Complete and approve the on-line Unit Recharter process. This can be found by logging into Internet Advancement 2.0 and clicking on Recharter - Internet Recharter Log In
  1. Pay the 2023 BSA Registration fees online through the Internet Recharter site. The preferred method to pay the recharter is via e-check or Credit Card. Payment can also be made at either the Findlay Service Center or the Lima Scout Shop during business hours.
  1. Applications for any new adults must be uploaded into the charter renewal as well as their Youth Protection Training Certificate and Criminal Background Check Authorization. This includes any adult who is moving from a Tiger Parent or Lion Parent into a leadership position and those who have turned 18 and are moving from a youth position to an Assistant Scoutmaster position or that is being entered as a UP, VP or EP (Unit Participant, Venturing Participant or Exploring Participant). You will need to enter any adult who is on the charter as an AP or LP and moving into a leadership position or a youth moving into a new leader position or into a UP/VP or EP as New Adult and upload all required documents.
  1. Applications for any new youth must be uploaded into the charter renewal.
  1. Confirm that all required information has been completed on the adult and youth applications before uploading the documents.
  1. Note: A unit’s rechartering application cannot be approved by the National Service Center until all steps are complete.

The Key 3 leaders will receive an email for a final digital approval signature. This must be completed to finalize the Charter Renewal.

If you have chosen to pay by E-Check, please be aware that an email will be sent to you with instructions for verifying two micro deposits. These micro deposits must be validated by you in order to complete the payment process. Your charter renewal will not complete the submittal process until the micro deposits are confirmed.

To ensure a timely process of your Charter Renewal, be sure your CURRENT key leadership (including the COR and IH) have established their My.Scouting accounts and are ready to make approvals of new members and the charter renewal application. This message is only being sent to the unit Key 3 listed in My.Scouting  If your Scouting role has changed, forward this message to the person who now in your former role.

Your Unit Commissioner, District Commissioner, and District Executive are great resources to help you through this process.

Additional Rechartering Information & Helps – Black Swamp Area Council



Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356