Welcome to the Membership section for the Five Rivers Council. Here you will find resources to use to help grow and strengthen your unit.


The Boy Scouts of America is an educational resource program. It charters community or religious organizations or groups to use Scouting as part of their service to their own members, as well as the community at large.

The BSA local council provides the support service necessary to help the chartered organization succeed in its use of the program.

What is a "Charter"?

The word "Charter" that is used so widely in the BSA is not always well understood. Informally, the term "franchise" helps to explain what is meant by "chartering" an organization. "Franchise" implies local ownership while still using the corporation name and resources.


Marc McGrain

Vice President for Membership



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