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. Our council Commissioners have established a series of in-person sessions where units can turn in their recharter paperwork. These sessions offer a chance to have the unit recharter reviewed and completed. Please take note of the following session dates and times. We look forward to assisting you.

UNIT CHARTER RENEWAL SESSIONS 

Reserve your unit’s time slot HERE

  • Saturday Nov 19th / 9:00AM – 3:00PM / Council Service Center (394 Pleasantdale Rd Rutland MA 01543)  
  • Sunday Nov 20th / 9:00AM – 3:00PM / Council Service Center (394 Pleasantdale Rd, Rutland MA 01543)  
  • Saturday Nov 26th / 9:00AM – 3:00PM / Woodmeister Master Builders (1 Woodmeister Way, Holden MA )   
  • Sunday Nov 27th / 1:00PM – 5:00PM / MOC Resource Center (49 Nursery Lane, Fitchburg, MA 01420)  
  • Saturday Dec 10th / 9:00AM – 3:00PM / Council Service Center (394 Pleasantdale Rd, Rutland MA 01543)
  • Saturday Dec 10th / 1:00PM – 5:00PM / MOC Resource Center (49 Nursery Lane, Fitchburg, MA 01420)
  • Sunday Dec 11th/ 9:00AM – 3:00PM / Council Service Center (394 Pleasantdale Rd, Rutland MA 01543)    
  • Sunday Dec 11th / 1:00PM – 5:00PM / MOC Resource Center (49 Nursery Lane, Fitchburg, MA 01420)  

Units are requested to reserve an individual time slot for each unit they are rechartering. Drop-ins may not be accommodated. 

Reserve Your Time Slot HERE  

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:

Internet-Rechartering-2.0-FAQ 

Internet-Rechartering-2.0-User-GuideRL-1 

Instructional Video (walks through each step of the process)