Unit Rechartering

These web pages will assist unit personnel with responsibility for the unit’s recharter by providing pointers to resources, by providing an overview of how the recharter process works, and by providing an instructions/checklist to minimize errors.

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME TO BE INVOLVED WITH RECHARTER, OR IF YOU ARE AN “OLD HAND” WHO NEEDS TO “BRUSH UP” ON HOW RECHARTER IS DONE, PLEASE READ "HOW TO COMPLETE THE RECHARTER PROCESS" BEFORE CONTINUING. DOING SO WILL HELP MAKE THE POINTERS TO RESOURCES BELOW MORE USEFUL!

 

RESOURCES

RECHARTER WEBSITE – www.bucktail.org/recharter

The Council Recharter website contains helpful information about recharter including

NEW FOR 2016-17

There are just a couple of reminders for 2016-17: 

  • Bucktail Council requires the use of Internet Rechartering for all recharters. The council feels that the benefits of improved accuracy of recharters and reduced volunteer and staff effort are so great that this change is required to make best use of resources. If your unit does not have access to the required computer with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, or higher, contact your district’s leadership team for assistance in gaining access to those resources.

  • No volunteer leader will be registered without Youth Protection Training and the required documentation for the Child Protection Services Law.
  • All documents needed are provided on this website.

DEADLINES

Your recharter is due at the Council Service Center on or before the 15th of December. We encourage you to use recharter turn-in opportunities provided to get help and turn in your recharter materials.

Recharter Turn-in Night:

Monday December 12, 2016
Locations to be announced
6:00-8:00 PM

All units that turn in their completed charter with money at the Charter Turn-in night will receive their membership cards and charter certificate before they leave!   

Other opportunities for turn in can be made by appointment before December 15, 2016. 

INTERNET RECHARTERING (IR)

This web-based system provided by the BSA National Council helps you update your unit’s roster to correct errors for existing members, add new members, and remove members who are no longer in your unit. IR is available to you starting two months before your current charter expires. That is, if your charter expires December 31, you may access the system as early as November 1st. A Recharter Workshop PowerPoint tutorial linked in the “Resources” section of the recharter website for detailed information.

IR ACCESS CODE 

The access code required to use IR will be sent via email to the Institutional Head, Committee Chairman, Chartered Organization Representative and the Unit Leader in November 2014.  The access code changes every year – do not use last year’s code because it will attempt (and fail) to access last year’s information. YOU ARE A “FIRST TIME USER” WHEN YOU BEGIN YOUR FIRST SESSION EVERY YEAR!

RECHARTER HELP

Allegheny Laurel District:          Matt Park (814) 371-5650
Eastern Wilds District:              Sheri Price (814) 371-5650

BE “ON TIME – ERROR FREE”. Every hour spent by volunteers and Council staff chasing down late recharters and fixing errors can’t be spent helping youth. THANK YOU in advance for making good use of our limited resources!

(EXPERIENCED RECHARTER PROCESSORS MAY SKIP TO INSTRUCTIONS / CHECKLIST!)