What is a Commissioner?
Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews and Varsity teams. Commissioner help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.
Roles the Commissioner Plays
The Commissioner is the liaison between the local council and Scouting units. The commissioner is successful when units effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members. Specifically, a commissioner:
- Builds relationships as a "friend to the unit", getting to know the people and character of the leadership team.
- Provides advice and connections to other units, District, Council, and national resources.
- Informs with up-to-date news from the District, Council, and National organization.
- Ensures all leaders are trained.
- Offers friendly and timely advice when challenges arise.
- Is a resource for you!
Commissioner Leadership Team
Who is My Unit Commissioner
That's a great question! You ask good questions. As of August 2015, the list of Unit Commissioners is being updated. Watch this space for new information, but in the mean time, please contact Jason Pettis with questions about Unit Commissioners.
Commissioner Position Descriptions