Recharter

Recharter

Internet Rechartering Portal

Now Open

Unit Tools

Recharter Process

Our Summer 2020 re-charter uses the same online chartering portal we are familiar with from years past. If this is your first time using the online re-charter portal, we encourage you to contact your unit commissioner for a walk-through of re-charter or review the resources available to you on this page.

How to Do Online Recharter

Internet Charter Renewal

National Council FAQ’S AND HOW TO’S
Changes

The most considerable change to our charter process is the time of year. Details and dates can be found in the Timeline section.

We strongly encourage an all online charter this year including online submission, approvals, and payment to streamline and speedup the process.

Recharter Timeline

4/9 – Training for Commissioner Teams at District Operations

5/7 – Commissioner training to Units at May Roundtable.
6/1 – Recharter Portal Opens for Units
7/15 – Recharter Deadline
8/1 – Recharter Ends/Start of new 2020-21 Program Year
– If a unit has not completed re-charter and had it posted with the national council, New Scouts cannot be added at this point
Units are encouraged to verify all Scouts and Scouters are registered with the unit prior to beginning the online re-charter.
Please account for 1-week of processing time for any new youth or adult paper applications turned in to Council up through 7/15. After this date, please account for up to 2-weeks of processing time for paper applications until recharter is complete.
-Online applications are strongly encouraged for all youth members who need to be added to unit rosters to both speed the process up and ensure complete accurate information is recorded.

District Tools

For a more in-depth review of the unit re-charter process please visit the National Council Support Page or Our Local Council Instruction Booklet.
 
Commissioners, visit our Re-charter Progress Tracker (updated weekly) to see the status of the units you serve. Contact your District Commissioner for the access password.

Other Recharter Resources

Updating your BeAScout.org “pin” is simple, and it’s a good way to make sure your information is current. Click here for step-by-step guide.

The Boy Scouts of America now offers an online application process for youth and adults that can be completed from start to finish without a single piece of paper changing hands. Click here for step-by-step guide. After Re-charter is complete units will have the option to allow online applications for adult members too. 
In 2020, as in past years, units are expected to participate in Friends of Scouting to be eligible for re-charter per our volunteer executive board. Recognizing that the recharter cycle is separate from our giving cycle; A units On Track Friends of Scouting status will be evaluated by the sum of the gifts received, and the expected upcoming gifts as a result of recurring gifts. Friends of Scouting status reports are shared with the District FOS chair weekly and can be requested more frequently through District Executives.
The Grand Canyon Council is committed to providing the best experience to each of our Scouts and we believe that trained leaders are a part of that fantastic experience. Learn more about our 100% Trained Leader Initiative here.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is committed first and foremost to keeping youth safe. Part of that commitment includes continually updating our youth protection policies to help ensure we are always on the forefront of youth safety.  

As you know, one of the BSA’s many barriers to abuse is a mandatory criminal background check during the adult volunteer application process. The BSA will now also perform periodic rechecks of criminal backgrounds to support the continued safety of youth in our programs.  

All adult volunteers must complete the Background Check Disclosure form located here. Reminder notifications have been shared with adults volunteers and key unit leadership if we do not currently have a current form on file.