Unit Charter Renewal
Welcome to renewing your unit charter! We truly appreciate community organizations establishing a charter with the BSA to conduct our programs for their families. It's time to renew your unit's charter and the GLC commissioner staff is here to help you with the process.
You start with the information currently in this handbook, your recharter packet and the Scout Service Center (i.e. in Scoutnet computer files). The official recharter process with GLC is Internet Electronic Rechartering.
The Great Lakes Council will have an Internet Charter Renewal link on our Web site with instructions and tutorial. The unit receives its charter renewal packet as usual, only now the packet includes information for Internet Charter Renewal. The system lets you enter new members, renew current members, and update information for any registrant, all from your own desktop and on your own time.
There will also be a link to the Internet Charter Renewal tutorial and help on the web site. All BSA policies are enforced throughout the system, so what you enter is sure to meet all the requirements.
Meet with your key leaders early in the charter renewal period. You will have internet access starting 60 days before your charter renewal month (i.e. January units can access internet rechartering on December 1). Most units can do the bulk of the process in one evening. However, you shouldn't put it off because there could be stragglers, hard-to-get signatures, or other delays. "Be Prepared!"