Commissioner Service


Commissioners are district and council leaders who help scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of packs, troops, teams, crews and ships. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America.

The commissioner is the liaison between the local council and scouting units. The commissioner’s mission is to keep units operating at maximum efficiency, maintain regular contact with unit leaders, counsel leaders on where to find assistance, discuss opportunities to improve the unit’s program and offer solutions. The commissioner is successful when units are effectively delivering the ideals of Scouting to their members. Click here to see a list of District Commissioners and Assistant Council Commissioners and their area of responsibility.

Commissioner Training is vital for a commissioner to be successful. A trained commissioner is an effective commissioner. Commissioner’s should take Commissioner Fast Start Training online. Basic training has been changed from one course for all commissioners to position-specific courses for unit, district and roundtable commissioners.

Reset Your Life with WOOD BADGE:
Wood Badge is a training course for Scouters which finally results in their receiving a certificate, a small neckerchief, a leather slide and two small beads on a leather thong. Wood Badge is Scouting’s premier training course. Those who attend find the lessons and leadership skills useful in Scouting and also applicable to their professional and personal lives.

Is Wood Badge a stress-free vacation? No, far from it, but the six days you’ll spend in the woods will renew you by testing your limits, improving your personal relationship skills and adding meaning to your volunteer efforts. The bottom line you will not regret the time and energy invested in attending Wood Badge. Click here if you would like more information regarding this years Wood Badge courses.

Commissioner Tools is a new tool available on the new “” site. Commissioner Tools is used by commissioners to record both unit contacts and monthly roundtable attendance. The tool is intended to help commissioners make units successful in delivering a fulfilling to the youth they service.

Commissioner’s Minutes:

Monthly topics that offer an insightful information on training, unit operations and a unique perspective. Click on the below links.

Best Practices
Commissioner Recognition
Commissioners and the District Committee
Unit Contacts
Correcting Inaccurate Commissioner Training Reporting
Direct Contact Leader Training
District Commissioners, You’re so Special
Eating the Elephant
Expectations 1
Expectations 1A
Expectations 2
Expectations 3
Expectations 3A
Habits Versus Routines
The Effective District Commisioner Team

Additional External Resources


Commissioner Resources

Commissioner Training

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