Effective August 1, 2021:

All NEW youth and adult unit applications will be submitted online. Paper applications will still be used for new/returning Merit Badge Counselors, Youth/Adult Transfers, Adult Position Changes, and district/council positions. 

The National Fee Schedule:

  • $72 for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts participants ($6.00 per month)
  • $45 for Exploring participants ($3.75 per month)
  • $45 for all adult volunteers (includes the cost of background check) ($3.75 per month)
  • $75 for a unit charter fee
  • $25 Joining Fee for new Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout youth participants. (There is no joining fee for Exploring participants, participants previously registered in any BSA program, those transferring from one program to another, or adult volunteers).

The Georgia-Carolina Council Fee will be $12.00 per registration starting January 1, 2021 and for all recharters. 

Below are helpful links and tips:

Register Here

Unit Guidebook for Online Registrations

Charter Agreement

Set up Be A Scout Pin

Step-by-Step for Online Registrations

2020 NEW Background Check Disclosure Form

Adult Application (Fillable PDF) - Except Explorers

Youth Application (Fillable PDF) - Except Explorers

Link your Google Sign-in or Apple ID to My.Scouting account

Need help with Online Registration? CLICK HERE



Other GACA Council Rechartering information is being updated.  Check back often for updates.

Updated 10.14.2020

All applicants 18 and older applicants must take Youth Protection and turn in a certificate and complete an adult application, not a youth application.


The 2021 Charter Renewal Handbook is your guide to the annual recharter process. With the assistance of your unit/district commissioner, this book will lead your unit step by step through rechartering your unit.

Before you begin the Recharter process please read: 2021 Charter Renewal Handbook

For Internet Rechartering, Click Here

Recharter Reminders:

  • Do NOT submit the DRAFT version of your paperwork
  • Do NOT submit the SUMMARY pages with your paperwork
  • Do SUBMIT your Charter paperwork ONLY to a Unit or District Commissioner or your District Executive

Recharter Links:

Link to National Recharter FAQ and Instructions

2021 Council/District Level Reregistration Form 

2020 JTE Pack Scorecard

2020 JTE Troop Scorecard

2020 JTE Crew Scorecard

2020 JTE Post Scorecard

  1. Recharters are due by District Roundtable - Thursday, January 8, 2021.
  2. There are no transfer applications at recharter time (December 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021).
  3. Every year you receive a new access code for rechartering - You must log in as a first-time user every year!
  4. Recharter is not a paperless process.
  5. All leaders and youth over the age of 18 must-have current youth protection for their program. The system will not allow you to submit your charter if anyone does not have YPT or if any have expired.
  6. All leaders and youth over the age of 18 must complete the NEW background disclosure dated 1.1.2020 or later.
  7. Units who have an advancement chair - must add this as a secondary position to the adult.




What is a Charter?

In the BSA, a charter authorizes an organization to operate BSA Scouting units. It certifies the agreement between a chartered organization - an organization that agrees to utilize Scouting as part of its service to youth - and the Boy Scouts of America, setting expectations for the quality of program to be delivered. Issuing a charter is one of the oldest traditions in Scouting.

Why is a Charter renewed annually?

Charters are usually issued for a period of 1 year; hence, Chartered Organizations must submit an application to the Council annually to renew its charter. the requirements to renew a charter:

  • Fosters a formal, timely plan for regular dialogue between charter organization and BSA, and
  • Assures membership is current so Scouts can participate in Scouting activities and advance in rank.

Who can I contact with specific questions?

Contact your Unit Commissioner, District Commissioner or your District Executive for help with charter renewal.

Best wishes to all for a stress-free and successful Recharter Season!! 

Recruitment Materials

Bridging Ceremony Example

File Name Description
2022 Registration Price Scales - Georgia Download
2022 Registration Price Scales - South Carolina Download