Scouting is unique among youth organizations. One of its most unusual characteristics is that it doesn’t own or operate Scouting units. The ownership of packs, troops, teams, and crews is vested in community organizations or other groups. The Scouting movement provides the program, technical help, and special facilities. The chartered organization provides an adequate, safe meeting place and dedicated, capable leadership. Additionally, the chartered organization agrees to and adheres to the principles and policies of the Boy Scouts of America.

The charter renewal process is an important, fundamental task. A great deal of unit loss is related to the process of renewing the unit’s charter. Among the commissioner’s duties is to help the unit be successful, and one way a unit commissioner can help is to ensure the unit’s charter renewal process is completed on time.

The East Trinity Trails Commissioner Corps has developed a recharter guide and provided some tools the units may use in completing recharter in a timelier, easy, manner. Please feel free to download the documents and tools listed below to aid in your unit’s recharter. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your Unit Commissioner or anyone in the District Commissioner Corps.


Unit Recharter Aids