Virtual Rechartering Kickoff for Units (Packs, Troops, Crews, Ships and Posts) and Commissioners
is Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom. Pre-registration is required.


All units (packs, troops, crews, ships and posts) are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting each year. Through the process, chartering (sponsoring) organizations, youth member and adult leader information is updated as well as registration fees and Scout’s Life subscriptions are collected/paid.

A representative of each unit can now complete the paperwork for renewing a charter online. With Online Rechartering, you can indicate returning members, add new members, and update information for an individual or the chartered organization.

Youth Protection Training is required for ALL registered adult leaders listed on your recharter. Leaders that need to complete YPT should visit www.My.Scouting.org to complete Youth Protection Training prior to rechartering.

Each unit must select an adult to be its renewal processor and a single login/password is provided.

What is Charter Renewal?

Each year, Scouting units (Packs, Troops, and Crews) are required to renew their charters with the Dan Beard Council. A charter is the official agreement between the council and your local chartering organization to provide a program under the auspices of the BSA. The process of renewing a unit’s charter reinforces this agreement year-to-year and provides an opportunity to update registration records. This year, the volunteer commissioner staff has committed to a goal of 100% of correct and complete charter renewal packets being turned in by the on-time deadline of December 12, 2020—an ambitious goal that can only be met by the assistance of unit volunteers collaborating with their Unit Commissioners to complete the process promptly.

Annual Registration Fees

June 1, 2020: The BSA National Council board of directors announced a new membership fee structure. Effective October 1, 2020, the fee structure will be:

  • $66 for youth members in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting
  • $42 for youth members in Exploring
  • $42 for all adult members
  • $75 for unit charter fee

The local Accident and Sickness insurance fee remains the same as 2020 at $5.50 per registration (adult or youth).


  • October 1, 2020
    The online charter
    renewal system
    becomes available.
  • December 3, 2020
    Paper Applications for new members due
  • December 11, 2020
    Deadline to Submit ONLINE & any additional items due to Scout Achievement Center (please mail these items).
  • December 31, 2020
    JTE forms are due to be submitted electronically.