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 several items to assist units with the recharter process. These include: 

  • Unit Recharter Checklist
  • Recharter Overview presentation 
  • Slides illustrating how to verify training and generate training reports in my.scouting 
  • and a series of education sessions to review the recharter process and answer questions from unit leaders.

We ask Units to register for slots by date/ time/ location. Slots will be 30 minutes
Those bringing multiple Units will be asked to REGISTER ALL Units per slot We look forward to assisting you.

2024 UNIT CHARTER TURN IN SESSIONS 

  • Saturday Nov. 25th / 9:00AM – 3:00PM / Woodmeister Master Builders, 1 Woodmeister Way, Holden
  • Sunday Nov. 26th / 1:00PM – 5:00PM MOC Youth Innovation Center, 18 Fairmont Street, Fitchburg
  • Sunday Nov. 26th / 1:00PM – 5:00PM Ware River News office, 80 Main Street, Ware
  • Saturday Dec. 9th / 9:00AM – 3:00PM Treasure Valley Scout Reservation, Farmhouse, 394 Pleasantdale Rd., Rutland 
  • Sunday Dec. 10th / 1:00PM – 5:00PM Treasure Valley Scout Reservation, Farmhouse, 394 Pleasantdale Rd., Rutland 
  • Sunday Dec, 10th / 1:00PM – 5:00PM MOC Youth Innovation Center, 18 Fairmont Street, Fitchburg
  • Saturday Dec. 16th / 9:00AM – 3:00PM Treasure Valley Scout Reservation, Farmhouse, 394 Pleasantdale Rd., Rutland 
  • Saturday Dec. 16th / 9:00AM – 3:00PM Legion Hall, 55 Hollis Street, Groton

 

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 Jason Langlais (Quinapoxet District) at Jason.Langlais@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)  

2023 New Fees Infographic