The District's Purpose
A Scouting district is a geographical area of the BSA local council, determined by the council executive board. District leaders mobilize resources to ensure the growth and success of Scouting units within the district's territory.
The purpose of the district is to work through chartered organizations and community groups to organize and support successful units. The end result of effective district support: more and more youth members receiving a better and better program.
The District Committee
This committee coordinates all the functions of the district for the purposes of (a) organizing and supporting Gateway District Quality Units, (b) carrying out the policies and objectives of the council, and (c) extending the program to the greatest number of youth.
District members at large are elected annually in the district annual meeting. All chartered organization representatives (selected by community organizations operating units) are automatically members of the council and of their district committee, thus providing close tie-in with chartered organizations.