Luzerne County Units - Last Chance - Charter Turn-In

Luzerne County Units - Last Chance - Charter Turn-In
1223 South Church Street
Hazle Township, PA 18201, US
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2020 Fall Re-Chartering Info for Units

Important and New Re-charter Information – Please Read!!!

Minsi Trails Council is making significant changes to our re-chartering process this year.  We are making these changes to offer safer and more convenient re-chartering options for our units while providing abundant support and information to assist leaders through the process.  We are also working to provide a variety of options for re-charter that will accommodate the particular needs of each unit, including “contactless” options.

It is very important that unit leaders understand the new procedures, the timeline, and the options available to them.  Please review the below information and plan to join us for a virtual MTC Re-chartering Roundtable on October 22 at 7:00 PM.  If you are not available that day, the recording will be posted to this site for your review.  Units should especially note that the timeline this year is much earlier than in prior years, so it is critical to undertake the process early!  The new re-charter process is designed to be completed by early December for all Council units.

We intend that our new process will result in a good experience for all of our Scouting units.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns throughout the new process, please contact your unit commissioner, district leadership or MTC professional staff.  Thank you for your attention to this important process.

Details and Key Documents

Key Notes:

  1. As of October 1, 2020 - Charter Packets have been printed.  Included in packets are important documents pertaining to how to re-charter, needed Leader Trainings, and PA Act 15 Clearance expirations. 
    1. Please note:  All those adults needing to renew PA Act 15 clearances should turn them into the Unit Committee Chair after October 1, 2020 for the chartering paperwork submission.  This will streamline the process to one central point for the charter period.  Outside the charter period, PA Act 15 clearances should be submitted to council.  
    2. If a Scouting professional or unit commissioner had provided you a copy of the PA Act 15 Unit clearance report, here is a sample to understand what it means. Sample Unit Clearance Report
  2. National Council BSA Membership Fees FAQ
  3. Unit Chartering Timeline PDF    (your best resource to understand when and how)
  4. Re-Charter Check List    (your best resource to make sure tasks are completed)
  5. Council Roundtable Re-Chartering Training PDF   (your best resource to learn how)
    1. ?Recording of Council Roundtable Re-Charter Training - Click Here & enter password:   L?k.C?5^ 
  6. If you are a new or returning user, please consult the October 2020 presentation for instructions on using Internet Rechartering, Version 12, for Units that will expire on December 31, 2020, and thereafter.
  7. General Paperwork in a Renewal Charter Packet (items that came in the packet)
  • Each packet will contain the unit access code and unit number. The code from last year is invalid.
  • Each Unit should appoint one individual called the Renewal Processor.  This person is responsible for completing the online process. The Processor needs to have access to a computer and a quality printer.  
  • Re-charter system open on November 1, 2020. 
  • Goal is to be fully completed by December 31, 2020. 

Click here to access the Internet Re-charter website (this will open in a new window and start your re-charter process).

Unit Leaders:       Important changes to membership cards and charter certificate printing (Memo)

Below are support documents on “How to Print” your unit charter and or membership cards.  If you have any questions please call the Minsi Trails Council service center at (610) 465-8552

Charter Certificate Printing Helps

Membership Card Printing Helps

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MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL                                           MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL                                                      
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Physical Address:                  Mailing Address
991 Postal Road                       P.O. Box 20624
Allentown, PA 18109                Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624