Chapters may be formed through organic recruiting in a new geographic area or by separation as a stand-alone unit from an existing chapter.
All new chapters must submit a New Chapter Application (Form 24) and the application must be approved by the District Director or Regional Vice President, and Vice President of Field Operations. Final approval is complete when it is approved by the Secretary of the SCORE Board of Directors.
Chapter creation will consist of the assignment of a chapter number, the creation of a chapter website on score.org, and the creation of the chapter in SCORE’s technology and finance systems.
In addition to its chapter number, a chapter will identify itself by a name that represents its community or the geographic area it services. NOTE: A chapter name may not refer to a person or organization, except SCORE. In all cases, the chapter name will be SCORE (geographical reference). Example – SCORE Chicago is correct. Chicago SCORE is incorrect.