Unit Charter Renewal

Thank you for your efforts in completing your unit recharter in a timely manner. We realize this once-a-year process can seem daunting and challenging at times. To simplify the process, the National Council launched a new charter renewal system last October. Many users have reported that the new system was cleaner and easier to use than previous versions, and that the added functionality was a welcome improvement. 

However, with the launch of any new system, there can be challenges and as a result, there may be delays in the final processing of individual unit rechartering. These challenges may temporarily impact the ability of units to fully utilize all BSA platforms (such as ScoutBook). 

We apologize if your unit experiences such a temporary inconvenience. Please be assured we continue to work closely with BSA National to resolve these challenges as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time. 

Internet Rechartering is a Web-based method for units to renew their charters from any online location—at home or at the office. It’s easy, convenient, and accurate because you enter the information yourself.

Internet Recharter Version 2.0 was released on October 15, 2021 for all units to submit their renewals online. Internet rechartering may be accessed by the Unit Leader, Charter Organization Rep, Committee Chair or Key 3 delegate by logging into their Scoutbook.com or My.Scouting account  https://advancements.scouting.org/login  

YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING (YPT) 

Why is Youth Protection training so important? It communicates the values that Scouting takes seriously. 

Who should undergo Youth Protection training? Everyone. All registered Scout leaders, any Scout parent who attends trips or campouts, merit badge counselors, and anyone with a connection to youth. If you’re a past member, current member, parent, or volunteer, you should be Youth Protection trained.

The Heart of New England Council Executive Board established the expectation and directive that all registered adult members have a Youth Protection Guidelines Training Certification that will not expire until after the unit charter does.  For example, if the unit charter runs from January 1, 2022 until December 31, 2022, ALL registered adult volunteers Youth Protection Certificates must expire after December 31, 2022.  Any Adult Volunteer who fails to comply will be dropped from the Units Charter and them must submit a new adult application, Cori/Sori Form, CBC Form and proof of completion of Youth Protection Guidelines Training in order to be reregistered.

For more information and/or assistance please contact Brian Anders (Council Commissioner) at Brian.Anders@HeartofNewEnglandBSA.org or your District Commissioner Rob Kosman (Quinapoxet District) at Rob.Kosman@HeartofNewEnglandBSA.org or Ken Simpson  (Soaring Eagle District) at  Ken.Simpson@HeartofNewEnglandBSA.org

INTERNET RECHARTER HELPFUL INFORMATION:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  

User Guide  

Instructional Video (walks through each step of the process)  

Instructional Presentation (PPT)  

Sandbox  –  environment created for units to train on new recharter process. Sign in using same username as Scoutbook. Generic password is Training21!