New this year, the Annual Unit Charter Agreement will need to be submitted with signatures of the Executive Officer, Chartered Organization Representative and Committee Chair before the charter will be posted.  A link for the Annual Agreement is included in the resource section below.  It is preferred that the agreement be uploaded to this website.


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.

Units must complete the paperwork for renewing a charter online. Access to the recharter system is automatically granted to the unit committee chair, charter organization representative and unit leader by logging into the online advancement system. 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 to complete Youth Protection Training prior to rechartering.

Charter renewal will be accessible to the unit Key 3 and Key 3 delegate only. There will not be an access code for rechartering this year.

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 10, 2021—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

The BSA National Council board of directors announced a new membership fee structure. Effective August 1, 2021, the fee structure will be:

  • $72 for youth members in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting
  • $45 for youth members in Exploring
  • $45 for all adult members
  • $75 for unit charter fee

The local Accident and Sickness insurance fee remains the same as 2021 at $5.50 per registration (adult or youth).


  • October 15, 2021: The online recharter system becomes available.
  • December 1, 2021: Paper applications for new members are due.
  • December 10, 2021: Deadline to submit Charter online and Payment (online and direct to council are due)
  • December 31, 2021: JTE forms are due.


  • October 15, 2021
    The online charter
    renewal system
    becomes available.
  • December 1, 2021
    Paper Applications for new members due
  • December 10, 2021
    Deadline to submit all required documents ONLINE and payment online or at Scout Achievement Center (such as a check if choosing to pay at Council).
  • December 31, 2021
    • JTE forms are due with a score of Bronze or better.
    • Annual Agreements are due.
    • Detailed assessment completed with unit commissioner.
JTE/Annual Agreement Submission

Please email your documents to your District Professional. Search the Staff Directory for contact information.



Units that meet the following requirements will be provided cloth advancement badges for free for the calendar year 2022.

  • Complete Recharter submitted online by 12/10/21
  • Payment is received by 12/10/21
  • Score Bronze or higher on JTE and submit the JTE worksheet (website upload preferred) by 12/31/21
  • Complete a detailed assessment with a unit commissioner by 12/31/21*

*Contact your district Commissioner if you don’t know your unit commissioner



  1. Use the same login and password as you do for Scoutbook
  1. No, units already have access to Internet Advancement

Rechartering is only accessible for those with the Key 3 role type (or designate)

No, the COR will get an e-signature request from Adobe Sign to approve the charter renewal

The COR will approve the charter with an e-signature sent to them via Adobe Sign

A check will be performed for a current CBC authorization, and a warning will be shown if the unit has any adults who do not have a CBC authorization on file (Such as a new adult being added to the charter at recharter form).

The new Internet Rechartering tool will allow for the upload of a CBC authorization if one is not completed for any adult.

It is a Warning, you can still process the charter and have the CBC connected by the council after you have completed

Yes, a marker is shown for all current CBC authorizations and a warning is indicated for those missing a CBC authorization

The unit can collect a current CBC authorization form (also part of the Application form), upload it in Internet Recharter, and it will automatically be sent to the council when the charter renewal is submitted online. The Council Registrar will process the CBC form. No further action is required by the unit.

Yes, Posts/clubs will use the Internet Advancement.

Yes, the unit type is identified by the system when the Key3 logs in.

Those units have Advisors and Chairs which are considered Key roles and will have access to the recharter tool

Yes, the system follows all the same registration rules

A check for a current CBC authorization will be performed. If none exists, the unit can collect Form 28-573 and upload in Internet Recharter and sent to the council when you submit the charter renewal online. The Registrar will process the form.

Yes, in September and October

All access is back to traditional 60 day lapsed time, for December 31st charters

On October 15, for this year 15 days later than in years past

Most units don’t need the extra time at the beginning of the process. Also, the software developers needed the additional time to complete their work.

A Dashboard will be developed to track those details and available at the unit level. A report will also be available to track progress across a district and council

No, in the new system the unit Key 3 and the delegates are the processor

The Charter will come over into the rechartering tool the registrars have, and a notice will be sent

The COR or IH will need an email address to sign off on the charter

Paper copy is to be scanned and uploaded – part of the options in the process

A unit can scan or just take a photo with the phone or computer cam

Multiples are marked by the unit and the council will verify they are registered some other place

All the warnings and errors are a pop-up notice. If it’s an error, it would also be a blocker, so a notice would keep them from processing. If it’s only a warning, only a pop up appears, letting them know something will need to be further addressed.

It raises a flag that the council needs to address with the unit.