Charter Renewal

What is the Unit Charter?

The chartering process is one of the oldest traditions in Scouting. It is the formal document that certifies the agreement between a Chartered Partner – an organization that agrees to utilize Scouting as a part of its service to youth and community outreach – and Scouting America, setting expectations for the quality of program to be delivered to the Charter Partner’s youth population.

The BSA grants charters to sponsoring (chartered) organizations who must report to Scouting annually to renew their local charters. Rechartering is the process where a BSA unit renews its charter as an official part of Scouting America.  This is conducted on an annual basis.

Some things to know:

*Units completing their recharter by November 22, 2023 will receive a 10% discount from the Far East Council Scout Shop (see details here). 

Your Unit Commissioner is available to assist. Please reach out to your district Commissioner below if you don't know who your Unit Commissioner is or need any more help.

District Commissioners

Asia West - Contact Dan O'Neill Below
Asia East - Contact Dan O'Neill Below
Asia Central - Ian Scott
Asia South - Jon Justine

Please contact Council Commissioner Dan O'Neill if you require further assistance.

Don’t Forget Youth Protection Training

You can’t recharter an adult member of your Scout unit unless they are current in Youth Protection Training (YPT).  Per our Council policy, YPT must be completed in 2023 (so it has an expiration of 2025) for an adult to be reregistered for 2024 (that way, their YPT does not lapse).  The training is done online at and must be renewed every year. To complete Youth Protection Training, simply:

1. Go to (note the “dot” between “my” and “scouting”) and create an account (if it is your first time) or sign into your account if you already have one.

2. From, click on the Youth Protection Training logo on the right corner of the screen (or select “My Dashboard” from the “Home” navigation in the upper left corner).

3. You should see options to take Youth Protection training. If not, select “YPT” from the menu at the top of the screen.

4. Upon completion, print a certificate of completion and keep with your records.

5. A copy of your certificate of completion is required whenever you submit a new membership application.

Fee Breakdown

Important Dates To Remember

October 2, 2023    Internet Recharter Available through Internet Advancement 

November 22, 2023                 Early Recharter Completion day (Last Day to get a 10% Discount) 

December 31, 2023                 Final Day to Complete Recharter (After this date units will lose all access to advancements, the scout shop, etc)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to Download Your Unit Roster from

Unit Key 3s and Key 3 Delegates and SOME other adult leadership positions can access this.

How to Check YPT Aging Report

Unit Key 3s and Key 3 Delegates and SOME other adult leadership positions can access this.

Unit Adult Requirements To Recharter a Unit (Identify Your Leadership)

To Recharter your unit you will need at least:

Important Definitions