Unit Year-End Reminders
Charter Renewal
We are nearing the end of the charter renewal process. As a reminder, we ask you to submit your charter  NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 15 th . Charter paperwork can be submitted online along with payment, to your Unit Commissioner or District Executive, the Cleveland Service Center or Firelands Scout Shop.

Resources are available to assist with rechartering at  recharter.lecbsa.org with links, forms, FAQ’s and the Charter Renewal Guidebook. Please note your unit's Access Code will be needed to start your charter renewal. If your code cannot be located please contact Dave Madigan at the Lake Erie Unit Service Center.
Youth Protection Training
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. 

Required Training:
  • Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers.
  • Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.

To take Youth Protection training go to  My.Scouting.org.
Unit Advancement
Internet Advancement or Scoutbook are available for reporting rank, merit badges and other awards available across the BSA programs. Unit advancements should be entered prior to December 31 for the unit to receive credit in the Journey to Excellence recognition.
Training Is An Important Part Of Being A Scout Leader! Becoming a trained leader is easier than ever now using the BSA Learn Center in my.scouting.org . Scout leaders can complete a position specific training, youth protection, and expanded learning courses.
Service Hour Reporting
A service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout spirit into action. Some Good Turns are big—helping out after floods or other disasters, recycling, working on conservation projects. But Good Turns are often small, thoughtful acts—going to the store for an elderly neighbor, cutting back brush that is blocking a sign, leaf raking, or welcoming a new student to your school. Anyone can get involved in a Good Turn.

Reporting your unit’s community service hours is also very importantl and has a positive impact on how your unit is giving back to the local community. To report information about a service project in which your unit participated, use the quick entry Lake Erie Council form . Please record hours for 2017 prior to December 31.