The Boy Scouts of America is a Chartered Organization of the United States Congress and I believe operates under Title 36 Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations. In 1992, the US Congress discontinued issuing Chartered Organization status because it had no real value or received no other treatment from a State Chartered Organization other than to be the “official” organization.
The federal incorporation was originally construed primarily as an honor; however, it does grant the chartered organization some special privileges and rights, including freedom from antitrust and monopoly regulation and complete control over the organization’s symbols and insignia,  though it neither implies nor accords Congress any special control over the BSA, which remains free to function independently.[]
In light of the financial troubles plaguing the BSA and after completing the rechartering process, I wonder if there is an opportunity for the business to evolve into a new format. Rechartering is done solely to support the requirements of the Congress for the Chartered Organization status. Monopoly and Copyright infringement are not issues for the BSA that copyrights all materials anyway.
If the BSA dropped the National Charter status and reformed as a non-profit the entire organization could migrate to a subscription model for participation with annual fees being $60 the Scout would pay $5/month. With local fees being say $30, they would pay an additional $2.5/month. And with unit fees being about $85 the Scout would pay $7/month. so around $15/month/Scout and the councils, units and everyone else would charter once with a sponsor and then just manage the on-going relationship as a subscription instead of spending what has to be north of $1MM a year to recharter.
I am wondering if there is value in the National Charter or if the need for flexibility for the BSA moving forward would include transforming the business model. We have been brainstorming ideas in Columbus for saving a Scout Camp and wondered if anyone thinks the program would change substantially if it was organized in this manner? Annnndddd… go!