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  1. Chartering Info for Units - Fees/User Guide/Training Video
  2. Support contact info
  3. Details on Timeline
  4. Charter "Help" Appointments 

1. 2021 Fall Re-Chartering Info for Units

Internet Re-charter 2.0 is scheduled to release on October 15th for all units to submit their renewals online. We have created an FAQ below, along with an Internet Re-charter User Guide to give you the opportunity to review the new platform and provide the necessary tools to your council staff when supporting the volunteers with submitting their Internet Charter Renewal. An instructional video walking the viewer through each step of the new Internet Re-charter 2.0 experience will be coming soon.  

On September 22, 2021, a Sandbox environment will be opened for units to begin training on the new system. This sandbox, will allow the unit to “test” the re-charter process before actually committing the actions permanently in the new re-charter system beginning on October 15, 2021. To access, units will enter their same usernames they would normally use to access Scoutbook.com or My.Scouting, except a new, generic password will be used to access the sandbox system. Please use the same username as you would to access any of the Scoutbook tools.  Key 3 only or the delegates only.  

BSA Local Council Fees

User Guide - How To Training Internet Re-Charter

User Sand Box (Live - 9/22/2021) 

2. Support District Field Staff

Monroe District - Covering the Units Chartered in Monroe County, PA

Edward Schaefer - District Executive
(610) 465-8571 l edward.schaefer@scouting.org

Northampton District - Covering the Units Chartered in Northampton County, PA

Michael Wells  - District Director 
(610) 465-8560 l michael.wells@scouting.org 

Warren District - Covering the Units Chartered in Warren County, NJ

Tim Hands - District Executive   
(610) 465-8564 l timothy.hands@scouting.org 

Lehigh District - Covering the Units Chartered in Lehigh County, PA

Diane Lariar - District Director    
(610) 465-8563 l diane.lariar@scouting.org 

Carbon-Luzerne District - Covering the Units Chartered in Carbon County and Lower Luzerne County

Mike Borgman - District Executive   
(610) 465-8575 l mike.borgman@scouting.org 


3. Details and Key Documents

  1. By or as of November 1, 2021 - Unit Charter Packets will be available through November Roundtable or by appointment with your District Executive.  Included in packets are important documents pertaining to how to re-charter, needed Leader Trainings, and PA Act 15 Clearance expirations.
     
    1. Please note:  All those adults needing to renew PA Act 15 clearances should turn them into the Unit Committee Chair. This will streamline the process to one central point for the charter period.  Outside the charter period, PA Act 15 clearances should be submitted to council.
       
    2. If a Scouting professional or unit commissioner had provided you a copy of the PA Act 15 Unit clearance report, here is a sample to understand what it means. Sample Unit Clearance Report
       
  2. National Council BSA Membership Fees FAQ
       
  3. Each Unit should appoint one individual called the Renewal Processor.  This person is responsible for completing the online process. The Processor needs to have access to a computer and a quality printer.
     
  4. Re-charter system opens on October 15, 2021.
     
  5. All units charter to be fully completed by December 31, 2021. 

 


4. Charter Help Appointments (Coming Soon in November)

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
(610) 264-8551
9 AM – 5 PM (Monday  – Friday)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

 

SCOUT SHOP HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
(610) 266-7770
10 AM – 5 PM (Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday)
10 AM – 7 PM (Wednesday)
10 AM – 3 PM (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O Box 20624, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624