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For Charter Renewal for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) Units Only

Ward Adult Organization Worksheets and Ward Charter Renewal Instructions. - Use these to help with the charter renewal process.

In the Scouting Handbook for the Church Units in the United States updated in March 2015, section 8.2, it states: 

Registration of Youth and Adults 

“Throughout the year, each ward ensures that all youth and adults who participate in the BSA are properly registered. Any youth who joins the BSA for the first time must complete a BSA youth application. If a registered youth joins a Scouting unit in the ward after being a member of another Scouting unit, the ward notifies the BSA local council by sending the youth’s name, birth date, and mailing address, along with a phone number for a parent or guardian. This notification must be signed by a member of the bishopric.

Each adult leader must complete a BSA adult application. All adult Scouting leaders must be properly registered and complete Youth Protection Training before beginning their service (see 8.6 and 8.8).

All registration fees for youth and adults, including those of other faiths who join Latter-day Saint units, are paid directly from Church headquarters to the BSA National Council.”

One method of transferring youth in LDS-sponsored units is through the generation and submission of Leader and Clerk Resources (LCR) reports to the Denver Area Council. This method has been approved by both the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America. From the 2017 BSA Membership Validation Procedures, it states:

"Youth transferring between units chartered by the LDS Church may be registered from lists signed by the unit leader and an ecclesiastical official; however, applications are required for youth joining for the first time."

By conveying the names and information of LDS Church youth to the BSA for registration (Ward, Name, Birth Date, Street Address, City, State, Zip, Telephone) the Church represents that: the parent or guardian of each youth is aware of and agrees to their child’s membership in the BSA; the youth subscribes to the oath or promise of the program they’re joining; the parent or guardian agrees to support the child’s participation; the parent or guardian understands that the chartered organization is to provide a safe and adequate meeting place and capable adult leadership; and all those involved in the unit’s operation must adhere to the policies of the BSA.”

Here are some helps and trainings for LDS Units with their Recharters:

LDS/BSA Relations Step By Step Registration and Training Helps (Step By Step Intructions to pulling and updating registrationa and trainings for LDS Units. This document is to be used along side the LDS/BSA Step by Step Relations Powerpoint below)

LDS/BSA Relations Step by Step Registration and Training Powerpoint (A powerpoint with with visualStep By Step Intructions to pulling and updating registrationa and trainings for LDS Units. This document is to be used along side the LDS/BSA Step by Step Relations Helps Above.)