Online Recharter

Welcome to the South Texas Council’s on-line Internet Rechartering System. We thank you for using the Boy Scouts of America’s Unit Charter Renewal System. Internet Rechartering is a web-based method for units to renew their charters from any online location—at home or at the office.

How It Works

The unit receives its charter renewal packet as usual, only now the packet includes information for Internet Rechartering. The unit selects an adult to complete the online process. This renewal processor uses the access code to log onto the Internet Rechartering Web site, selecting to start the process with current ScoutNET data or data from unit-management software. At any time, the renewal processor can suspend the electronic rechartering process and return later to the last completed screen. The system lets you enter new members, renew current members, and update information for any registrant. When completed, the new unit roster is submitted to ScoutNET and a Unit Charter Renewal Report Package is printed. This package includes the unit charter application. Acquire the signatures for the application and send it, the rest of the package, any new youth and adult applications, and all fees to the council. All BSA policies are enforced throughout the system, so what you enter is sure to meet all requirements .

Benefits

  • Easy to use
  • Increased accuracy because unit is using ScoutNET data or UMS
  • Saves time for unit and council – effectively eliminates defective charters

Unit Renewal Processor

The unit selects a person to complete the renewal process – the Unit Renewal Processor. That person will need internet access. It is critical that the unit processor complete the tutorial. You may view the tutorial by clicking on the link below. . The unit processor will need an access code to update their unit’s charter information. Access codes will be distributed to each charter organization and its unit processor through its respective district. Once the unit processor has each unit’s unique access code, he may access the Internet Rechartering web site by clicking on the indicated link below.

Site Access and Code

The unit will receive an access code in their recharter kit that allow the unit renewal processor to access the renewal access site. This code will be active beginning the 1st day of the month prior to the unit’s expiration date.

Tutorial

We recommend that you complete the tutorial before beginning the actual rechartering process. The online tutorial provides a high-level interactive simulation of the online charter renewal system. Use the tutorial as often as you like to practice prior to beginning the actual renewal of your unit. If you need additional adult or youth membership applications, please click here .

Member Information

We recommend that you collect all the required information including new member form(s) with appropriate signature(s) prior to beginning. It is a requirement that you are connected to a printer to print the final report for signature. Adobe Reader is also a requirement to complete the process. The unit chooses whether to download membership information from ScoutNET (the National BSA registration system) or to upload from unit management software (Pack Master/Troop Master, Rank n’ File, Scoutmate or Scoutsoft). The system lets you enter new members, renew current members, and update information for any registrant.

Renewal Paperwork

Upon completing the online registration portion of the renewal process, print the recharter. Acquire the signatures for the charter and applications. Send recharter papers, any new youth /adult applications, and other paperwork contained in the recharter kit (including Quality Unit Application) and all fees to the council office. The council must receive the signed paperwork to process the unit recharter.

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