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Chartered Organization Representative Training

Chartered Organization Representative Training

Scouting is a great youth movement dedicated to the character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness of American youth.

As a chartered organization representative, you hold a key position in Scouting. While this is a position of honor, it is not only honorary. Important work must be done. Whatever time and talent you invest will come back to you a hundredfold in satisfaction.

Your responsibilities fall into the following four areas:

  1. You head the “Scouting department” in your organization and are responsible for the success of its Scouting units. As such, you are one of each unit’s Key 3 leaders guiding its operation.
  2. If you are not the head of the organization, you are charged with maintaining a positive relationship and communication with the organizational head.
  3. You represent your organization as a voting member of the BSA local council, the overall governing body of the local Scouting organization.
  4. You are a voting member of the district committee where your chartered organization is located, and you are encouraged to serve as needed, and as may be agreed upon, as a member of one of the district’s committees.

Following are additional requirements for service as a chartered organization representative:

  1. The chartered organization representative’s primary responsibilities are to help units to be successful and to provide coordination between the chartered organization and Scouting.
  2. The chartered organization representative is automatically a voting member of the council and the district upon selection or appointment by the chartered organization. The individual must be an adult, a U.S. citizen, and a registered member of the BSA during the period of time that the chartered organization designates this person as chartered organization representative.
  3. The chartered organization representative is encouraged to become an active, participating member of one of the district’s committees.

Chartered organization representatives are invited to report regularly to the district on the “state of the program” within their units at a district meeting. This meeting also provides an opportunity for the chartered organization representative to request any needed support.

The purpose of this training is to help you understand your responsibilities and fulfill them.  Contact your District Executive or District's Training Chair to get details on training dates or arrangements.

January 31, 2017