Internet Charter Renewal

2017 Internet Rechartering Enhancements

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Will Internet Rechartering be different for 2017-18-unit renewal processing?
A: Internet Rechartering will be enhanced with a new look consistent with Online Registration and my.Scouting Tools applications. This fresh view offers navigation with more convenience and flexibility for unit renewal processors.


Q: Will volunteers who have used Internet Rechartering previously need to learn new processes to renew their unit?
A: The few changes will be intuitive and the basic navigation is unchanged, except that navigation will be easier in multiple device and browser formats.

Q: Does Internet Rechartering still use the access code and the same First Time User registration?
A: Yes. Use of the access code is required and each renewal processor will do registration as a First Time User. Thereafter they are a Returning User.

Q: What new features are added to Internet Rechartering?
A: New features are the following:

  • validation on Youth Protection training compliance using all three current YP courses;
  • addition of online payment option for unit renewals
  • addition of electronic authorization of renewal by the chartered organization representative

Q: What are the new features for Youth Protection training?
A: Registrants in a YPT-required position must be current to be submitted in the renewal. If the person does not have the course complete he/she needs  to complete it before the charter can be completed. If for some reason the completed course date is not in the person record, an update will be available in Maintain Member Data during renewal.

Q: How will Online Payment work?
A: Each unit with fees to pay,  will have the option to pay online by credit card or other authorized means. If used, this requires the total amount due to be paid. Payment confirmation will be provided to the unit processor and to the council.

Q: Is a renewing unit required to use Online Payment?
A: No. This is made available for the unit’s convenience but is not required. Payment may be made to the council as usual.

Q: How will electronic authorization work?
A: Before final submittal of the unit renewal, the renewal processor will give the chartered organization representative (or institutional head) the opportunity to review and approve the renewal on behalf of the chartered organization. If this is done, the approval will appear on the Unit Renewal Application and for the council in Internet Rechartering Administration. Instructions will be provided in an online FAQ linked to Internet Rechartering.

Q: What do units Print at charter renewal? 
A: Unit Charter Renewal Report Package (full), and charter aggreement. 

Q: When will Internet Rechartering be released with these enhancements?
A: Internet Rechartering will be available for councils with the access window that will open on October 1 (for units that expire on December 31, 2017) and thereafter.

Q: If our units expire on December 31, 2017 (or after) what membership registration fee will be calculated for the adult and youth registrants.
A: The BSA Registration Fee of $33 will be in effect December 1 and thereafter will be used for the calculation of membership registration fee for adult and youth registrants.

Q: Where may we submit questions?
A: Please submit questions to Leatherstocking Council at leatherstocking@scouting.org or by phone at 315-735-4437 *225

Open Charter Renewal System