Be a Unit Commissioner
Unit Commissioners are on a mission, the mission of the Boy Scouts of America!
Read on to learn about it.
Do you have a Servant's Heart?
Yes, then you should be a unit commissioner
I ended 25 years as Scoutmaster
Are the youth in charge?
Stop a minute, did you think that the Scoutmaster is the teacher, forming his team?
What if you had a chance to visit with the Scoutmaster of a troop or Cubmaster of a cub scout pack?
What is the most strategic thought you can impart to a unit leader?
Will you help remove burdens from our unit leader's shoulders?
Help Unit Leaders to not sweat the small stuff
- Know and follow the mission
- Don’t sweat the small stuff
- Everything but rule 1 is the small stuff.
Small stuff is important too
This Scoutmaster became a Commissioner how about you?
Unit Commissioners are Critical to the Scouting Movement
What are the duties of the Unit Commissioner?
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What is a Unit Commissioner?
The unit commissioner is a Scouting generalist whose passionate overriding mission in Scouting is to help units better serve more youth through scouting.
What are your responsibilities ?
Supporting unit growth and retention through the journey to excellence.
Contacting units and capturing in commissioner tools their strengths, needs, and a unit service plan that enables continuing improvement.
Linking unit needs to district operating committee and other resources.
Supporting timely unit, district, and council charter renewals.
Supporting unit leaders by collecting and distributing information, enabling program training, and providing networking opportunities.
Where will you serve?
Many unit commissioners serve more than one type of unit. One might serve a Cub Scout pack, a Scouts BSA troop, Venturing crew, Sea Scout ship or an Explorer post in the same chartered organization. Other unit commissioners may serve only packs, only troops, only crews, only ships or only posts or clubs. The choice is yours with your District Commissioner.
Be a Unit Commissioner
How do I take the next step
Express your interest and ask your questions. If encouraged you will then
Complete an Adult App (use position code UC) with fees.
Approve of a criminal background check.
Take Youth Protection Training at my.scouting.org.
Take the Unit Commissioner online training offered in my.scouting.org or contact our training commissioner to get started.
If you complete your training online contact our training commissioner to start the on boarding process.
Talk to your District Commissioner to be assigned to the units you will serve.
Attend the one-day continuous training at the College of Commissioner Science each November to be the best you can be.