Thank you for supporting the Southeast Louisiana Council and the Boy Scouts of America! Charter Renewal is an annual process to verify active registered Scouts and leaders (adding new Scouts and leaders, removing those no longer involved) and re-affirm relationships with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). This year’s charters for all Cub Scout Packs, Scout BSA Troops, Crews, Exploring Posts and Ships in Southeast Louisiana Council expire on January 31, 2022, and need to be renewed. 

Units should plan to complete charter renewal via the National Internet Charter Renewal System by January 15, 2022, to allow time for processing before the end of the month. On-time charter renewal of your unit is important. Instructions provided below will assist in the charter renewal process. The person processing a unit’s charter renewal can stop and exit the system at any time and pick up where they previously stopped. This new charter renewal system is tied into the Internet Advancement website and has been designed to make charter renewal quick and easy! Access to the system will be available starting October 15, 2021, on https://advancements.scouting.org.  Online Charter Renewal is best accessed using Chrome or Firefox.  It will not work well with Internet Explorer.

We recommend printing your recharter and submitting to the Council Office with payment. While the entire process can be completed online, no refunds will be issued if there are errors with the online recharter paperwork.

WHAT’S NEW? 

1.    No unit access code needed.

2.    Any member of a unit’s Key-3 can access and complete the charter renewal process.

3.    Use the same login as Scoutbook or My.Scouting.org account.

4.    Unit Key-3 can designate a “Key-3 Delegate” to another user to complete the process.

5.    Single screen for all data review and validation.

6.    Uploads for new applications, Youth Protection Training, or Criminal Background Check forms easy to manage.

7.    Used for ALL unit charter renewals, including Explorer Posts and Clubs.

8.    Easy electronic approval by Charter Organizational Representative or a designate.

9.    Convenient payment at Council Service Center.

  1. Commissioner Dashboard will be available to monitor unit progress.

WHAT DO WE DO AFTER COMPLETING CHARTER RENEWAL ONLINE?

1.    Retain a copy of the charter renewal for your records – either save electronically or print and file in a safe location.  Include copies of all attachments (Scout applications, adult applications, YPT certificates, CBC authorizations).

2.    To pay by check, please submit it to the Council Service Center by January 15, 2022.  These can be delivered in person or mailed to:

Southeast Louisiana Council, BSA

ATTN: Registrar

4200 S. I-10 Service Rd. West Suite 101

Metairie, LA 70001

 

YOUTH PROTECTION POLICY

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for each adult on the unit charter. All adults registered in Scouting in the Southeast Louisiana Council must maintain current Youth Protection Training certification. Youth Protection Training is valid for a period of two years and many leaders will see their certification expire this year. Be sure all adults have current YPT certification before you start charter renewal. In addition, every new Adult Application must include a Youth Protection Training certificate.

You will not be able to complete your charter renewal if any registered adult has expired YPT certification.  Training can be completed online through my.scouting.org.

UPDATE ON COUNCIL PROGRAM FEE

Last year, we implemented a Council Program Fee of $60 per Scouting Family to help bridge the gap between the cost of the program and our available sources of funding. We pledged to Do Our Best to reduce and/or eliminate the Fee as quickly as we could. We are proud to announce that through the hard work of everyone who manages the Scouting experience, we’ve been able to reduce the Council Program Fee to $40 per family. A Scout is Thrifty. We are a committed to keeping the program affordable for everyone. We will continue to work on reducing this fee until we reach a point where it is no longer necessary. We thank you for your participation in Scouting and value your partnership.

As Scouting Units prepare to set their annual dues for the upcoming season, here’s the fee schedule to use:

  • Youth Registrations – $72/year or $6/month, Effective August 1, 2021.
  • Adult Registrations – $45/year or $3.75/month, Effective August 1, 2021.
  • New Youth Joining Fee – $25 one-time fee.
  • Southeast Louisiana Council Program Fee (youth only/per family) – $40/year or $3.40/month, Effective January 1, 2022.
  • $7.00 per person for accident and auto insurance
  • Scouts Life Subscription (optional) – $12/year or $1/month.

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Serving Scouting in Southeast Louisiana Parishes of Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemine,
St. John the Baptist, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. Tammany, and Terrebonne 

4200 S. I-10 Service Rd. West, Metairie, Louisiana 70001 
P.O. Box 1146, Metairie, Louisiana  70004

(504) 889-0388 Fax: (504) 889-1162 Toll Free: (800) 394-9410

 

 Council Service Center Hours of Operation
Administrative Offices (Suite 101) - 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Council Services (Suite 125) - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday