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, and Venturing crews. Commissioners 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.
The Commissioner Concept
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 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 assitance when challenges arise.
- Is a resource for you!
College of Commissioner Science
Is being a better Commissioner one of your 2014 resolutions? If so, then don’t miss this opportunity for improving your skills, knowledge, and abilities. As commissioners we should view learning as an important part of our Scouting lives...every day, every week, every month, every year. Nationally developed courses, resource materials, and training recognition provide the structure for being a better Commissioner. It is Denver Area Council's mission to provide quality commissioner training. Start the New Year off right. Register now for the 2014 Commissioner College…it’s only a one day commitment.
Please plan on joining us at 8:00 am for the Welcome and Opening Statements by Doug Jones, Council President and John Cabeza, Chief Executive Officer. We will break for lunch at 11:30. Please let us know if you're coming by registering for Period 4 - Lunch. After classes at 4:30 pm, we will award diplomas and Jim Blair will say a few words.
When registering, please be sure to register for one class in each period you are interested in attending prior to proceding to the confirmation and payment page. Don't hesitate to call JoLynne, 720.266.2135 at Hamilton Scout Headquarters for assistance with registration. All Scouters are welcome to participate in any of the classes available.
Class list and availability
Please register here for classes
We ask that you come prepared by downloading, printing and bringing to class the course materials that you will need.
More Information about the College of Commissioner Science, please contact: Kurt Ballantyne, Assistant Council Commissioner and Dean of the College. Phone: 303.838.1240
Pre-registration is recommended as the cost will be $30 at the door.
Commissioner Leadership Team
Work #: 303.795.9754
Cell #: 303.886.8450
Mark Zoller, Arapahoe District
Work #: 303.912.9106
Jack Beckman, Centennial District
Cell #: 303.364.5896
David Oar, Frontier District
Cell #: 509.308.7865
Stephen "Vito" Boehm, Gateway District
Home #: 303.420.1470
Elden Hodson, Pioneer Trails District
Cell #: 303.810.9534
Scott Johnson, Timberline District
Home #: 303.989.5572
Toby Williams, Valley District
Cell #: 303.229.9909
Assistant Council Commissioners
Kurt Ballantyne, Administration and Training
Home #: 303.838.1240
Joyce Saitta, After School Program
Home #: 720.940.5050
Royd Despain, LDS Relationships
Phone #: 303.932.1972
Lou Schornack, LEEP Team
Home #: 303.956.4826
Randy Bishop, Multi.Cultural
Home #: 303.469.7486
Meg Eacher, Roundtable
Phone # 540.454.8585
Dori Hammer, Special Needs
Home #: 303.904.8058
Kent Knight, Venturing
Home #: 303.755.8032
Michael Cottrell, Youth Protection
Phone #: 303.423.9418
Commissioners in the Denver Area Council will find the National Resources link an invaluable site for the tools and information you need to better serve your units. Please check this site often as the events listing below will help keep you up to date on the activities and training sessions for commissioners.
For unit leaders, the Unit Resources page will contain a lot of the information and documents that will help your unit be successful.
For Commissioner Training events, please check here periodically.
Be A Better Commissioner! Advanced Training
Next Commissioners College will be February 22nd at Denver Area Council Head Quarters. Sign up now and spread the word!!