Chartered Partners

What is a Chartered Partner Organization?

Every Cub Scout pack, Scouts BSA troop, Venturing crew, and Exploring Post belongs to an organization with interests similar to those of the BSA.

The chartered partner organization, which might be a church, school, community organization, or group of interested citizens, receives a charter from the BSA to use the Scouting program. This organization provides a suitable meeting place, adult leadership, supervision, and opportunities for a healthy experience for the youth under its care.

The chartered organization helps by

  • Providing the program to youth and families
  • Ensuring that the program is conducted according to the policies and regulations of the organization and the Boy Scouts of America
  • Selecting a chartered organization representative to serve as liaison with the unit
  • Appointing an advising committee
  • Providing adequate and safe facilities for the meetings and activities
  • Providing opportunities for youth to recognize responsibility to God, to country, to other people, and to self
  • Cooperating with the council in fundraising through different opportunities so the Scouting program can operate


More information

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