The Central Florida Council wants to make your unit charter renewal easier for you!
Today, you are receiving the first of many tools to help your unit continue providing leadership skills and life training to your youth. This is the annual opportunity for charter organizations to recommit to the youth of our communities. Our commissioner and professional teams have developed a series of training materials, informational presentations and a workshop for this year’s Recharter process, which has not changed significantly from last year. Below are some important dates you will need to know.
Unit Charter Coordinators Secured – We want to identify who will be responsible for your unit charter renewal by September 25th. We will email your unit’s recharter to this person. Please go to https://forms.gle/TRoppPGJUZEb5Eqe7 to let us know your unit’s recharter coordinator.
Unit membership Inventories (Starting now) – Commissioner and/or District Executive will be contacting you to review your newly recruited membership from the Fall campaign. The Unit Membership Inventory is an important step to having a successful recharter and helps identify any unregistered youth. In addition, please provide a copy of your unit’s roster to complete the membership inventory. Look for more details on this in an upcoming email to unit leaders.
Youth Protection Training – This is one of many reminders we are sending out noting that more than 20% of adults in the council have expired YPT certificates. Everyone took the mandatory updated training two years ago and we were 100% YPT certified. Adults with expired YPT will not be allowed to renew, so get that training done!
Recharters Emailed (October 1) – Your unit will receive its Recharter packet emailed to whomever your unit picks to handle the completion of its Recharter. If no one is designated, the packet will be sent to the unit Cubmaster, Scoutmaster or Advisor.
Unit Detailed Assessments (October 1-15) – The District Commissioner teams will be contacting our Unit Key 3s to conduct detailed assessments for units that have not had one in 2020. These will focus on how our units are progressing in the Journey to Excellence and delivering unparalleled experiences for our youth. The assessments will also include a review of the direct contact unit leader training records and Youth Protection training records. Remember that the final Journey to Excellence score cards are due with your charter turn-in.
2021 Fee Updates – As a reminder, registration, unit charter and the program fee were announced last Spring. We have been encouraging units to take advantage of fund-raising opportunities to reduce the impact on parents at recharter time. The cost per Scout to renew is $111 and the cost per adult is $72. We will continue our communication efforts so units can prepare.
Recharters are due! – You will be turning in your recharters to your commissioner team. Your District Commissioner’s Team will be contacting you to setup time to coordinate meeting with you to receive your unit’s recharter. Many districts are holding early turn-in dates prior to November. All charters must be 100% complete at turn-in or they cannot be accepted. This includes current YPT certification for all adults. Remember, if a unit’s charter lapses, they cannot provide the Scouting program to their youth – no advancement, no meetings / activities and no one is covered by insurance.
We hope these tools make this process easier than ever and thank you for all that you do in Scouting!