Charter Organizations

Civic, faith based, and educational organizations operate Scouting units to deliver the programs to their youth members, as well as the community at large. 

More than 100,000 Scouting units are owned and operate by chartered organizations in the nation. Of these:

  • 71.5% of all units are chartered to faith-based organizations
  • 21.3% of all units are chartered to civic organizations
  • 7.2% of all units are chartered to educational organization

The responsibilities of the chartered organization includes:

  • Providing adequate meeting facilities
  • Providing quality leadership for the Scouting unit
  • Appointing a chartered organization representative to coordinate all Scouting unit operations within the organization


The Boy Scouts of America national website provides a variety of resources for chartered organizations: 

Council Committees

Catholic Committee
The Catholic Committee on Scouting- Indianapolis is a group liaison with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, serving youth in all forms of Scouting. Click here to view the committee's contact information.

Become a Chartered Organization

If your organization is interested in becoming a chartered organization, contact us by email or by phone at (317) 813-7125. 


7125 Fall Creek Road North
Indianapolis, IN 46256
(317) 813-7125


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