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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!

Journey to Excellence

“Journey to Excellence” is the new performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units. It replaces the Centennial Quality Awards Program and the Unit Success Award as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.

The program runs on a calendar year (January 1st – December 31st). This form should be turned in to your Unit Commissioner or the Scout service center by Dec. 31 or as directed by your Council.

There are different scorecards for each unit type and units score points in numerous categories.

Units can complete either hard.copy forms or download an Excel spreadsheet. Your unit commissioner can provide you with more information about the “Journey to Excellence” award, or you can download forms and spreadsheets from the Denver Area Council's Scouting Forms page.

Any units that earn at least the Bronze level will earn free badges of rank in the Denver Area Council.

Denver Area Council Forms

If it is a piece of paper you can get from our office, you can download it here.

Commissioner Leadership Team

Council Commissioner

Jim Blair
Work #: 303.795.9754
Cell #: 303.886.8450

District Commissioners

Scott Markowitz, Arapahoe District
Cell #: 303.877.0916

Russ Larson, Centennial District
Cell #: 303.699.6066

David Oar, Frontier District
Home #: 509.308.7865

Jason Pettis, Gateway District
Cell #: 720-515-5793

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

Barb Quatermass, Administration and Training
Cell #: 720.299.1300

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

Mark Zoller, Information & Communications
Phone #: 303.912.9106

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