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Recharter Period: October to December 15th
Online System: November 1st to December 15th

Each year Chartered Organizations (School, Church, other) which own each Scout Unit, sign an agreement between the BSA and the Chartered Organization (each LDS Ward).  This process is called Recharter.

What is required:

  1. Current Youth Protection from All Leaders (for Apple Mobile – use Puffin Browser)
  2. Wolf & Bear Den Leaders are required to complete All Online Training
  3. PRINT & SIGN: BSA Applications for Adults in a NEW Scout Position
  4. PRINT & SIGN: Recharter Printout (from Online Recharter System)
  5. PRINT & SIGN: Chartered Organization Agreement
  6. PRINT & SIGN: Journey to Excellence Scorecard 2016 (Cub Scouts, Troop, Varsity, Venturing)
  7. PRINT & SIGN (Bishop & Committee Chair):  List of All Boys from Ward (divided into Units as of January 1st 2017) AKA MIS List
  8. Annual Recharter Dues (Paid by LDS-Church – Salt Lake)
  9. Optional – Boys Life Magazine Subscription $12 per year


Best Practices:


  • Choose a Recharter person, who will lead this process
  • Send Recharter Contact to District Commissioner
  • Go to my.scouting.org and get roster and leadership list
  • Get Unit List of Boys/Leaders (from Scoutbook or LDS MIS)
  • Compare List to Unit list and make updates (add boys/leaders)
  • Drop off completed Applications to Scout Office OR Fax to Council Office
  • Collect money/dues based on the list (for the NEXT Year)


  • Go to Roundtable to pickup Recharter Information & Login
  • Emails with Information will be distributed
  • Finalize List and Leadership Updates
  • Collect any missing money and applications


  • Enter the Recharter Information into the Recharter System – https://scoutnet.scouting.org/ucrs/UI/home/default.aspx
  • Complete the Online Recharter Process
  • Make sure you complete any missing paperwork
  • Print and Sign the Required Documents (See Top of Page)
  • Write Check to OCBSA or Orange County Council for Total (LDS Church gets billed)
  • Deliver Paperwork to Unit Commissioner or Roundtable
  • Celebrate!!!

Upon Completion of Recharter, your Unit will receive a Charter Certificate (Jan-March following year).

For more information, documents, and interactive tutorial- Visit: http://www.ocbsa.org/recharter/

Download:  Recharter Booklet of Information & FAQs (2017 Edition)

Contact: Recharter@OCBSA.org for Questions (Orange County Council)