Chartered Organization

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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
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