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Commissioner Facts

What are they?

  • Respected mentors who share experience with unit leaders.
  • Experienced men and women, trained in the art of adult Scouting.
  • Dedicated to the success of Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams and Venture Crews ("units).
  • Communicators of good ideas and up-to-date information about the program.
  • Connectors between units to enable sharing of experiences, adventures, successes and challenges.
  • Coaches of unit adult leaders - who share insight from past experience.
  • Problem Solvers when units run into tough challenges.

Why be one?

  • Prestige And Honor of providing service to Scouting.
  • Fun And Satisfaction of developing new units, stimulating leadership growth and success.
  • Personal Growth from helping units overcome challenging times and continue to thrive.
  • Continued Involvement in the Scouting program directly impacting youth and adult leaders.
  • Fellowship And Fun from working as a team with other Commissioners and unit leaders.
  • On-Going Service to your community through Scouting.On-Going Service to your community through Scouting.
  • Deliver The Promise of Scouting through quality programs in every unit.

Commissioner Vision

  • RE-Charter All Units on time!
  • Help Form new units.
  • Help Train/Coach new adult leaders.
  • Help Units Grow the number of youth registered each year through retention and new members.
  • Help Units Plan, finance and conduct the best quality Scouting program possible!
    • Annual Plan
    • Financial Plan
    • Advancement Program
    • Youth run
    • 2-Deep Adult Leadership
  • Help Units Evaluate year-to-year achievements.
  • Assure that units provide Youth Protection Training on a regular basis.
  • Help Units Conduct successful Friends of Scouting campaigns.

Commissioners Help

  • Build relationships as a "friend of the unit," getting to know the people and character of the Leadership Team.
  • Provide advice and connections to other units, District, Council and National resources.
  • Inform others with up-to-date news from the District, Council and National organization.
  • Train new leaders.
  • Staff special events, Pow Wow, Camporees, Merit Badge Clinics, etc.
  • Offer friendly and timely advice when challenges arise.

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