The 2018 Recharter season officially begins on October 1, 2018 with the opening of the online recharter system.  All Recharter paperwork is due to the Hoosier Trails Council Office by November 30, 2018.   In an effort to get the information to you more quickly and have it available to you at your convenience, Hoosier Trails has eliminated the paper recharter envelopes and put everything your unit needs to complete the recharter process here on our website.  Recharter unit access codes will be sent to the unit Charter Organization Representatives, the Committee Chairs, and the Unit Leaders via e-mail.  Please be sure that we have e-mail addresses on file for your unit to assure prompt communications. 


Completing only the online portion of the process does not submit your recharter.  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.   

 If you are having technical problems logging on to My.Scouting.org, accessing Internet Rechartering, or technical issues once in the recharter system, please call the BSA Help Desk for assistance: 972-580-2489.  They are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, (closes earlier the day before a major holiday.)  The Council office cannot assist you with retrieving logon usernames or passwords. 

Start HERE! (Please page down for Explorer Post specific instructions.)

Charter Renewal Instructions

2019 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 or a 2-sided copy. 

Annual Charter Agreement – signed by the Institution Head and Chartered Organization Rep

New Unit-Change in IH Form

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

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

Explorer Post Renewal Website

Explorer Memorandum of Understanding

Explorer Adult Application

Explorer Youth Application

Post Club Application - Change in IH

Journey to Excellence form for EXPLORER POSTS