Rechartering can be done from your home or office anytime that it’s convenient for you. The UCRS allows a unit to indicate returning members, add new members, and update information for an individual or the chartered organization. On-line rechartering ensures that unit and member information will be correct because the unit will be completing the renewal information.
Each unit must select a representative that will be responsible for the recharter process and commit to coordinating the efforts with unit leadership and the chartered organization so that the process will be completed before the unit’s expiration date. The paperwork is done online from a home or office, anytime that it’s convenient.
Access to the UCRS
Your unit's recharter packet has the access code to the UCRS printed on a seperate sheet in the charter envelope. This code should be shared with the unit representative selected to handle the recharter process.
The unit representative should attend the district recharter training. This event is being held on November 21st at Seton Scout Reservation at 6:00pm. This training will teach the steps in the on-line process and share tips on how to recharter without any paperwork errors. The renewal processor will receive current information on changes from previous years.
When the online process is completed, the renewal processor prints the completed charter renewal application and has the unit leader and the executive officer sign the charter renewal application.
The signed recharter packet along with the JTE Unit Award form should be turned in at the January Roundtable. You may turn in the completed signed recharter paperwork sooner to the council for review and acceptance if all steps and paperwork are completed.
The best opportunity to ensure all recharter paperwork is complete is to take advantage of meeting with your District Executive.
Original Signatures Needed
When instructed to attach applications for youth and adults that have been added during the on-line process please ensure the applications have original signatures.
Youth Protection Policy
Every adult with the BSA must complete Youth Protection Training (YPT). Each adult being re-registered with a unit must have YPT within the last two years and current at the time of reregistration.
Unit representatives are asked not to reregister any adult whose YPT is not current at the time of recharter.
Background Check Disclosure Forms
Please remember that every adult must have signed and completed the Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization form. These need to be placed on file a the council office. The BSA will now also perform periodoc rechecks of criminal backgrounds to support the continued safety of youth in our programs. These forms need to be included in your packet when it is turned in.
$66 for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts participants
$42 for Exploring participants
$30 for council-paid memberships
$42 for all adult volunteers (includes cost of background check)