The Chartered Organization

Every Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, and Venturing crew belongs to an organization with interests similar to those of the BSA. This 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 chartered organization provides a suitable meeting place, adult leadership, supervision, and opportunities for a healthy Scouting life for the boys under its care.

The chartered organization helps the pack by

  • Providing the Scouting program as an integral part of its program for youth and families
  • Ensuring that the Scouting 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 pack
  • Appointing a pack committee
  • Providing adequate and safe facilities for the monthly pack meeting
  • Providing opportunities for boys to recognize responsibility to God, to country, to other people, and to self
  • Cooperating with the council in fund-raising through Friends of Scouting (FOS) and the United Way so the Scouting program can operate