Bay-Lakes Council, BSAInternet Rechartering

Internet Charter Renewal

Internet Charter Renewal is the BSA’s web-based method for units to renew their charters from any online location—at home, the office or anywhere you have internet access. It’s easy, convenient, and accurate because you enter the information yourself!

How it works:  Each unit, whose current charter year expires on December 31, 2019, will receive their 2019 Charter Renewal information in early October via hard copy packets handed out by your District Executive and via e-mail. 

Charter Renewal Roles & Duties:  Who Does What and When?

Charter Roles and Duties  (PDF)
October 1 – November 1                       Pre-Planning Activities
November 1 – November 15 Online Charter Renewal Data Entry
November 15 – December 15 Finalize and approve the charter renewal roster report
By December 21
Turn in final Charter Renewal Report with support documents and payment

Pre-Planning Activities

2019 Charter Renewal Guidebook  (PDF) How to:  Print Unit Training Reports Instructions
    Access & Complete Youth Protection Training
Unit Membership Inventory:  
   Pack Troop Print: BSA Adult Application
   Crew Ship    BSA Youth Application

Online Charter Renewal System

Internet Charter Renewal Website
  Step by step instructions can be found in the 2019 Charter Renewal Guidebook.

Unit Access Codes: 
  • Each year you must start your first visit to the Internet Charter Renewal System as a FIRST TIME USER.
  • Your Access Code is printed on the Charter Renewal packet you received in October.
Additional Resources can be found in the Internet Charter Renewal Tutorial  (PDF)

Final Charter Renewal Report

Include each of the following in your Charter Renewal Envelope:

Any charter renewals not received at the Council office by December 31, 2018, will be placed on the “Non-member” list. Any Units on the “Non-member” list will not have access to membership privileges and services offered by the Boy Scouts of America. Including but not limited to: use of camping facilities, activity attendance, advancement system and accident & liability insurance. 

Additional Resources:



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P.O. Box 267
Appleton, WI 54914

phone: (920) 734-5705

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Appleton, WI 54914
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