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.
RECHARTER WEBSITE – www.bucktail.org/recharter
The Council Recharter website contains helpful information about recharter including
NEW FOR 2019
- In an effort to streamline basic operations and put tools in the hands of volunteers, the BSA has decided to make “self-service” as many membership processes as possible. This change will allow unit Key 3 to print charter certificates and membership cards in a timelier manner. FAQ for printing Membership cards, FAQ for printing a Charter Organization Certificate
There are just a couple of reminders for 2019:
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, the required documentation for the Child Protection Services Law and the new Background Check Authorization.
All documents needed are provided on this website.
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 Workshop and Turn-in night:
Monday December 9, 2019
Council Service Center and another Location to be announced
Other opportunities for turn in can be made by appointment before December 15, 2019.
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 on October 31, 2019. 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!
Allegheny Laurel District: Gregg Bennett (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!