Internet Rechartering

Every year units must complete the Charter Renewal process in order to remain active in the Scouting program. This process involves checking your roster, verifying position and contact information, adding and deleting members, and paying the National BSA annual registration, charter and insurance fees.

The 2020 Internet Charter Renewal Portal is now open! Units are expected to complete the recharter process and turn in all paperwork and fees by December 13, 2019.

What’s Changed this Year? –

National Membership Fees will increase on January 1, 2020 for Packs, Troops, Crews and Posts as shown here –
National Youth Membership Fee - Packs, Troops, Crews $60
National Youth Membership Fee - Exploring $36
National Adult Membership Fee $36
National Annual Charter Fee $60
Boys’ Life Magazine (Unchanged) $12 per year
Garden State Council Insurance (Unchanged) $3 per paid member
A new Additional Disclosure and Background Check Authorization form is required for all adult members to renew their membership in 2020. Download the form here and you can read an FAQ article from Scouting Magazine.
Current Youth Protection Training is still required for all registered leaders. You won't be able to submit your charter if you have leaders who don't have the latest YPT.

Let's Get Started! –

The first step is to click the button below to login to the Internet Charter Renewal Portal with your Unit ID and access code. This information was mailed in late October to all Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors, and Committee Chairs. Explorer Posts receive their recharter materials at a meeting between the Post leaders and their District Executive. If you haven't received your recharter package by now, please contact your District Executive.
If you have any questions about the Charter Renewal Process please contact your District Executive or your District Commissioner. Thier contact information is in your recharter package.

Recharter Forms –

Packs, Troops & Crews - These forms were included in the Recharter Packages sent to Packs, Troops & Crews. The 2019 JTE forms should be returned with your charter. The 2020 forms were included to help you plan for next year.