2021 Recharter

Here is what your Council is doing to make this year’s changes easier to manage, and ultimately simplify the recharter process and the amount of paperwork involved.

  • We are making information more timely and targeted to the people who need it. We start that process by asking you to tell us who your unit Recharter Processor is, so we know to whom to send the internet recharter access code.  Please do this now. Click here.
  • We are providing instructions tailored to your program level which lay out a clear, concise process so you know exactly what’s needed and when. This will be distributed to the Recharter Processor you designate in the form above in a few weeks and will be available on this page at that time.
  • We’re going to issue a 9-month (instead of the traditional 12-month) charter. We’re doing this to cut your cost from $132 to $99 for ongoing youth. Also, this brings our charter cycle into the fall next year, so that it will match better with the school year and with most units’ calendars. 
  • This online form has replaced the multiple pages that used to collect unit contact and meeting information.  This survey will help your District volunteers support your unit throughout the year. Please collaborate with the other members of the Key 3 so you know who will answer this survey. When you are ready, please click the link above and fill the survey out prior to starting your online recharter.

We live in interesting times and Scouting is changing quickly to adapt. If you need help, please contact your unit or district commissioner. All recharter information will be posted on this page. Best wishes to all for a successful charter renewal season!

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Travis J. Williams

Council Commissioner

Membership Fees

This chart shows the annual cost of membership. Membership fees are charged on a prorated 12-month basis for those joining during the year. This year we will charter our units for 9 months, which enables some cost savings.


Starting August 1, 2020 *

2021 Cost at Recharter

National Fee - Youth



Program Support Fee - Youth



Council Insurance Fee - Youth



New-Member Joining Fee - Youth



Boys Life Magazine- Youth (optional)




National Fee- Adult



Council Insurance Fee - Adult




Unit Recharter Fee



* At the 2020 National Annual Meeting, a pricing change was announced for all National fees. This change will go into effect on August 1, 2020. The Greater Los Angeles Area Council Board of Directors has set the insurance fee to increase to $30 at the same time as the National fee increase to help offset the insurance cost to the Council.

** While supplies last, new members will receive 5 free camp cards, a $25 value, to offset this national charge.

Journey to Excellence (JTE) Resources

Please download and fill out the appropriate JTE scorecard below. You can also use the other helpful resources to assist your unit in participating in JTE. 

*Please take note, the JTE Scorecards have changed as of 6/9/2020.

New-Unit Application

Fill out this form for a new unit to charter. The form must have the Executive Officer of the unit include his/her personal information on the form and is the only person that can sign the form.

New-Unit Application Form