Unit Rechartering Overview
The Annual Unit Rechartering Process is one of the most vital administrative components of managing a Unit (Troop, Pack, Crew, Ship or Post). The Unit Charter that is renewed each year as part of this process 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 the Boy Scouts of America. Without an up-to-date Charter, as Unit is not part of the Boy Scouts of America and does not have access to Council or National Resources, including insurance.
The 2017 Unit Rechartering process began on October 18. Each Unit Committee Chair and Unit Leader of Record will receive important communications regarding 2017 Unit Rechartering before this time. After having received this information, the Unit’s Renewal Processor, designated by the Unit Committee Chair, will need to review the 2017 Unit Rechartering Overview, the 2017 Unit Rechartering walkthru and the appropriate Journey to Excellence forms. Links to these documents can be found below
If you have questions during the 2017 Unit Rechartering Process, please contact the Mayflower Council Registrar, John Fortini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can access Internet Rechartering from any PC with internet access, provided its security level is not set too high. Do not try to use a Mac computer. The system has issues interfacing with Macs. If you are using “Explorer 8” you need to be in ‘Compatibility mode”. It is recommended you delete cookies & temporary files” before you begin.
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91U – Unit College Scouter Reserve & 92U – Unit Scouter Reserve
These 2 positions should be used to register people who want to maintain their BSA registration, but are NOT actively working with your unit currently. They must take Youth Protection Training, but are otherwise not required to take any training to be considered trained. These are good options for college age ASMs 91U) or past leaders who just want to stay registered, but do not interact with the youth on a regular basis.
New Member Coordinator
Sustaining strong membership in a unit depends not only on having new members join the unit, but also on engaging youth and their families in the unit experiences so that they feel Welcomed and want to stay. The role of the New Member Coordinator is to ensure that both keys to success take place. Click here to learn more.
Venturing Participants – Aged 18 to 21
Venturers can be participants until they are 21 years old. However, Crews must have these 18, 19 & 20 year old members fill out adult applications, CORI forms and provide Photo ID and a copy of their Venturing Youth protection certificate. The code for the application is VP – Venturing Participant.
Program Activity Fee Waiver
The purpose of the program fee waiver program is to provide financial assistance to deserving scouts who would otherwise not be able to afford participating in scouting. The Mayflower Council, in administering funds provided by concerned individuals, foundations, and others, will act as good stewards by offering careful judgment in providing program fee waivers and will act in complete confidence. Click here to begin the application process.