GCFA and the Boy Scouts of America have been in discussions concerning areas of concern in the charter agreements signed by our United Methodist Churches. During that process an arrangement has been worked out for a six month extension of all current charter agreements.
A final draft of the new agreement should be available within the six month extension and will be provided to local councils. Therefore the annual charter agreement should not be signed at this time. Troops sponsored by local churches should register as usual but not sign a new charter agreement until the agreement is amended.