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 October 15, 2020

Recharter Time... Don't Let your Charter Lapse

Every December all units are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting.  The BSA issues charters to community organizations to enable them to use the Scouting program under their own leadership in which to provide program to the youth, and families of the community.  Recharter is the process of renewing the registration of youth and adult members.  

Recharter on time is critical.  Journey to Excellence is part of the process which helps to measure our successes as an organization.  Recharter is required for units to continue registration without interruption.  It ensures that scouts are registered, critical for receiving rank advancement and other awards, and for insurance coverage.  

A represented of each unit completes the paperwork for renewing a charter online.  Through the process, chartered (sponsoring) organizations, youth members and adult leaders' information is updated as well as registration fees and Boy's Life subscriptions are collected/paid.  

Please be sure to contact your Unit Commissioner or Stacey Reuter if you have any questions on your Unit Recharter.  Deadline to Recharter is December 5, 2020.  Go to Internet Recharter today!  


COVID-19 - - Unit Resources

Cub Scouts - - For Den Leader Tips & Tricks, Virtual Den Meeting Resources, and Scoutbook Hacks check out

Scouts BSA Youth Award - - Help Scouts understand the science behind advise given by health departments and government agencies and the reasoning behine their actions.  The intended audience for thie lesson is gredes 6-12.  Click here to earn the Social Safety Health Award.   

Here are some resources that can help while planning a unit event or activity:

If you have any questions about running an in-person Unit event or meeting reach out to your District Executive or contact the Peoria or Bloomington Scout Service Centers.  


ISR Summer Camp Staff

Ingersoll Scout Reservation is looking for 2021 Summer Camp Staff!  From members to th camp Administration Team to Instructors.  Working on summer camp staff is a great summer job that will provide you management experience and the opportunity to impact hundreds of Scouts.  

Find out more about being on ISR camp staff and apply at

Where is your troop camping next summer?  Reserve your Troops spot for 2021 ISR Scout BSA Summer Camp at


Peoria Scout Shop

Journey into some new adventure with your family this fall, and make sure you have the gear you need to support you!  Save up to 20% on camping gear when you shop at the National Scout Shop in Peoria.