Unit Recharter Instructions

Youth Protection Training is required even when Scouting remotely. All leaders in your unit must be up-to-date before recharter. Please check your status at https://my.scouting.org. Learn more about YPT here.

Checklist on clipboard, courtesy of Freepik.com2022 Unit Recharter Process

Welcome to the Pacific Skyline Council unit recharter instructions. The Boy Scouts of America has provided a very simple tool to accomplish rechartering online, which we ask all units to use.

The Recharter Guidebook below will walk you through the annual process to ensure common errors are avoided. Take your time and read instructions completely. This will help save you time and energy.

Rechartering on time is critical. It is required for units to continue registration without interruption. It is required to ensure Scouts are registered, critical for receiving rank advancement and other awards, and for insurance coverage. It is required for units to qualify for the Journey to Excellence Award

Why Charters?

The BSA issues charters to community organizations to enable them to use the Scouting program under their own leadership as a service to their children, youth, and families. Re-chartering is the process of renewing the charter agreement between the BSA and the organization, and renewing the registration of youth and adult members. Every unit must recharter annually.

Helpful Documents:

2022 Charter Renewal GuidebookClick to download (updated 10/7/21)
This Guidebook provides tips and how to prepare for online recharter.

2022 Charter Renewal Step-by-Step Guide Click to download (updated 9/13/21)
Keep this guide handy when you are doing the actual online recharter. Guide includes screenshots so you can know what to expect in advance.

2022 Charter Renewal Checklist Click to download (updated 10/7/21)
This checklist tells what is needed to include with the internet recharter printout for submission.

Journey to Excellence Score Card Click to choose the score card for your type of unit.

Annual Unit Charter Agreement Download the agreement. This form must be emailed to your district executive for your recharter to be complete!

FAQ Click to download (updated 10/1/21)

Background Checks (CBC) Over the last two years background check authorization forms were turned in for the vast majority of adults registered in our Council. We will check to be sure we have an authorization form from every adult on your roster, as these forms are required by the National BSA organization and are a necessary part of our Youth Protection program. If we are missing a form, we will let the unit’s recharter processor know. We will not be able to finalize your recharter until we have a form from each adult. If you are aware of an adult that has not turned in the form, please collect and turn it in with your recharter – it saves a lot of time on the back end! Download the form here. See more info here.

Key Elements This Year
  • ACCESS CODES ARE NOT REQUIRED THIS YEAR. Key 3 members can log in directly thru my.scouting.org or Scoutbook.com and then go to Internet Advancement (not Internet Recharter). A Key 3 member can also assign a delegate to complete recharter.
  • This year all charters will be completed online in their entirety, at my.scouting.org or Scoutbook.com. Once you are there, look for “Internet Advancement.”
  • The unit Key 3 and any unit Key 3 delegate who has been appointed by the Key 3 can access Internet Rechartering using the same credentials used to access Scoutbook.com or My.Scouting.org
  • Chartered organizations will approve the charter electronically this year.
  • Fees must be paid online.
  • There is no need to bring a recharter packet to the office. The only paperwork that will be due is new youth and adult applications added during recharter which will be uploaded into the recharter system, Journey to Excellence score cards, and annual unit charter agreements.

• Monday, October 11, 2021 – Unit Key 3 will receive recharter details.

• Monday, November 1, 2021 – Online rechartering starts.

• Friday, December 17, 2021 – All recharters must be completed online.

2022 Recharter Fees

The Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board has approved a new annual registration fee. The Pacific Skyline Council Executive Board has also approved a new fee structure. See the links below for our new fee structure.

These fees are collected through the recharter process and 100% of the national registration amount collected is transmitted immediately to the National Council.

Fee Structure documents:
Memo pdf (rev. 1/24/22)
Chart pdf (rev. 3/21/22)
FAQ pdf (rev. 1/24/22)

Recharter is first and foremost about the youth and adults in your unit.

It is our shared responsibility to ensure that everyone who believes that they are registered in the Boy Scouts of America are registered in the correct unit. All of the information collected during this process is vital to ensuring that the Council and our volunteers can serve your unit during the coming year.

Ready to Start the Recharter?

Starting Monday, November 1, 2021, a member of the Unit Key 3 or a Key 3 delegate will use their normal credentials to log into my.scouting.org or Scoutbook.com to begin the recharter. (A delegate must be assigned by a member of the Key 3. The Key 3 member designates the delegate in my.scouting.org).


All new member applications for both youth and adults must be submitted in the month that the individuals join. The best method for new members to join your unit is utilizing the online application system. When using the online system, all national and Council fees are automatically collected for the remainder of the current charter year. If you must use paper applications, please take them to either the Foster City or Palo Alto Scout Service Center with appropriate registration fees at least one week prior to logging in and starting charter renewal. This will allow us to process your registrations and have them appear on your internet recharter roster when you load it. You can complete steps 1-3 of the internet recharter while you wait for applications to be processed.


Contact our Registrar or your District Executive:
• Registrar – Adela Wright, (650) 341.5633 x112, adela.wright@scouting.org
• Discovery District – Henry Reyes, (650) 327.5900, henry.reyes@scouting.org
• Redwood District – Tom Kenney, (650) 341.5633 x 114, thomas.kenney@scouting.org
• Stanford District – Steve Smith, (650) 327.5900, stephen.smith2@scouting.org

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