In the Boy Scouts of America, a charter authorizes an organization to operate Scouting units. It certifies the agreement between a chartered organization – an organization that agrees to utilize Scouting as a part of its service to youth– and the Boy Scouts of America, setting expectations for the quality of program to be delivered. Charters are issued annually; hence, chartered organizations must submit an application to the Council annually to renew its charter.
We refer to this annual renewal as “RECHARTERING.” It is the goal of the Great Rivers Council to ensure that the charter renewal process is efficient and streamlined for our units. Resources and links to the online charter renewal system will be available in October of each year.
Internet Charter Renewal System
Recharter Checklist & Coversheet
Functional Unit Positions
Annual Unit Charter Agreement
Membership Financial Assistance Application
United Way Demographic Form
Youth Membership Application
Adult Membership Application
2020 Internet Charter Renewal Tutorial for Units
FAQ for Internet Charter renewal for Units
Journey to Excellence Scorecards
Charter Certificate Printing