The 2021 Recharter season officially begins on October 1, 2020 with the opening of the online recharter system.  All Recharter paperwork is due to the Hoosier Trails Council Office by Monday, December 14, 2020.  Everything needed to complete the recharter process is available below.   Recharter access codes will be sent to the Charter Organization Representatives, the Committee Chairs, and the Unit Leaders via e-mail mid-October.  Recharter codes change annually.  Please be sure that we have correct e-mail addresses on file for your unit to assure prompt communications. 

The online process remains the same for the 2021 charter year. Membership fees for 2021 are:

$66 for youth members in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing  (plus one time $25 Join fee for Scouts new to BSA.) 
$42 for adults and youth members in Exploring,
$75 Unit Insurance Liability Fee

Registration and rechartering fees that are paid with a credit card will now be charged a 3.5% convenience fee.  This is applied to membership payments only.

If you have members of your unit who fall under any of the categories below, they will need to complete an adult application and youth protection training and will be registered as an UP – Unit Participant.;

a.) joined Feb. 1, 2019 or later and were already age 16, and were granted an Eagle extension, and are now 18 years of age,


c.) or a Special Needs Scout who is now 18 and wishes to register Beyond the Age of Eligibility.  If the Special Needs Scout is NOT able to complete the youth protection training, please contact Holly Barton for assistance. 

d.) is a Venturer who has now turned 18 years of age,

A full copy of the recharter roster (NOT the 2 page E-Z summary) and payment MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE COUNCIL OFFICE FOR YOUR RECHARTER TO BE CONSIDERED SUBMITTED AND COMPLETE!!! 

Completing only the online portion of the process does not complete your recharter.  Please do NOT pay recharter fees online.  If the charter is paid online, we are not able to make any changes to the charter once you submit.  All paperwork and registration fees should be delivered to the Hoosier Trails Council, BSA, 5625 East State Road 46, Bloomington, IN 47401.  As always, please contact either your District Executive, Unit Commissioner, or our Council Registrar, Holly Barton, with any specific rechartering questions.  We will be happy to assist you. 

Ready to Begin? Start HERE!

Charter Renewal Instructions

HTC Recharter Booklet

Charter Renewal Checklist

Forms to be Submitted:

All pages of your signed (by the Institution Head and Unit Leader) or online approved (by the Chartered Organization Representative or Institution Head) Recharter Application Roster. Please do not submit the E-Z Summary!  

2021 Annual Charter Agreement – signed by the Institution Head, Unit Committee Chair and Chartered Organization Rep

New Unit-Change in IH Form – only required if you are changing the Institution Head/Executive Officer.  If that new person will ALSO be the Chartered Organization Representative, an adult application and youth protection training are also required. 

2020 CBC Authorization Form – to be included with each adult application 

BSA Adult Application – if indicated on page 1 of Recharter Application Roster

BSA Youth Application – if indicated on page 1 of Recharter Application Roster

Journey to Excellence form for PACKS

Journey to Excellence form for TROOPS

Journey to Excellence form for CREWS

Other helpful documents and information:

Unit Budget Plan – will be available soon

Unit Fundraising Application

Unit Account Access Authorization Form

Accessing Internet Rechartering

Accessing Youth Protection Training Reports

Explorer Post Recharter Forms:

All pages of your signed (by the Institution Head and Unit Leader) Recharter Application Roster. Please do not submit a 2-sided copy. 

Explorer Post Renewal Instructions – will be available soon

Explorer Memorandum of Understanding

Explorer Adult Application – will be available soon

Explorer Youth Application

Post Club Application - Change in IH

Journey to Excellence form for EXPLORER POSTS