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, Ships, and Explorer posts. 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.
There are three types of commissioners:
- Administrative commissioners include the council commissioner, assistant council commissioners, district commissioners, and assistant district commissioners. Their primary responsibilities are recruiting, training, guiding, and evaluating the commissioner staff.
- Unit Commissioners are assigned to one or more units, which they serve and counsel.
- Roundtable Commissioners provide resources such as program skills and other help for unit personnel at regularly scheduled roundtables.
What does a Unit Commissioner do?
As a unit commissioner, you are one of the most important influences to ensure quality Scouting. With your help, the units you serve will be prepared to provide an even better program to the boys and young adults they serve. 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.
- Encourage unit personnel to participate in roundtables.
- Offers friendly and timely assistance when challenges arise.
- Facilitate the on-time annual charter renewal of all assigned units.
- Is a resource for the units served!
Additional information on the role of a Commissioner is available from National’s web site.
District Commissioners Meeting
The District Commissioners Meeting is held monthly, usually the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at Harmony Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins. This meeting is for all District Commissioners, Assistant District Commissioners, Unit Commissioners, and Round Table Commissioners.
Resources relevant for our commissioner corps can be found here