Annual Charter Renewal
The BSA issues charters to community organizations to enable them to use the Scouting program under their own leadership as a service to their children, youth, and families. The annual charter renewal is the process of renewing the charter agreement between the BSA and the organization, and renewing the registration of youth and adult members. Every unit must charter annually.
Charter Renewals are time critical. It is required for units to continue registration without interruption. It is required to ensure Scouts are registered, critical for receiving rank advancement and other awards, and for insurance coverage.
Charter Renewal Information