Internet Charter Renewal 2.0
We are excited to announce that the BSA is implementing a NEW Internet Rechartering System this fall! This new BSA system is in the final stages of beta/test mode. It seems like it will be very user-friendly, streamlined, and easier for everyone to navigate. However, it is a new system, and we are here to support you if needed.
The Boy Scouts of America offers an online charter renewal process for units. Recently, this process was moved to improve systems and increase speed and efficiency in processes. Located at https://advancements.scouting.org, the new Internet Recharter system provides a more simplistic approach to the rechartering process and can be completed from start to finish without a single piece of paper changing hands.
Major Access Change
A few of the biggest changes in the rechartering process is that this will be the only way to recharter your unit and only Key 3 Leaders will have access— this includes the Chartered Organization Representative (COR), Committee Chair, and Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor/Exploring Advisor. In the past, Units received an access code that they could share with anyone in their Unit that was completing the recharter. This year, you will NOT receive an access code; instead, access will be determined by the Unit role. Only Key 3 Leaders will have the option to enter the Internet Rechartering portal and process the recharter. The BSA National Office will be sending out communications to the Key 3 Leaders of each unit with the internet Rechartering information – please be on the lookout for this in your emails very soon.
If you wish for another registered Unit Leader (perhaps a Committee Member or Assistant Scoutmaster/Cubmaster) to complete the recharter on your behalf, you have the option of assigning a COR DELEGATE to have your permissions within the system. This does not change their position or yours; it simply gives them additional permissions. If you need to assign a COR delegate, it’s best to do this now ahead of recharter, so your Unit is ready to go. This new Internet Rechartering system will open on October 15th. Keep in mind that selecting a COR delegate allows access to the entire system and stays in effect until a change is made. It does not just allow that person access to the Internet Rechartering system and does not end when the recharter is over with. This person will also have access to everyone’s private information (except for SS#’s).
Assigning a delegate is a simple step done online; see instructions here: https://www.scouting.org/resources/online-registration/
Sometimes roles change during the year within the Unit functionality, and occasionally this change is not communicated to the Council. The Chartered Organization Representative or their delegate can go into their My.Scouting.org system and make these leadership changes between currently registered unit volunteers and no application is required. The only position that you cannot change throughout the year is your Chartered Organization Representative position; this must be made through the Council.
Recharter Info, Council Specific
The online recharter will open to Unit Key 3 on Oct 15, 2021. All charters, applications, charter agreements, and payments must be finalized and are due to the Council Office by November 19, 2021. Please be sure to “Be Prepared” and “Do Your Best” to submit on time. Delay in submission to the Council may mean that you do not get rechartered on time and will affect your unit’s and members’ tenure.
Great news! We plan to conduct a training session during our Council Roundtable on October 14, 2021, at 7 pm. Please join us via Zoom
More information will be published when it is time to prepare your recharter for the 2022 Scouting year!