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, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit re-registers 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.
Just as Cubs have their Cub Scout Promise, and Boy Scouts have the Scout Oath, Commissioner's have their Commissioner's Pledge. See the words that guide the Commissioners here.
**New**PEG THE NEEDLE**New**
Information on the Peg the Needle Initiative for commissioners to discuss the change in BSA Youth Membership Policy with their units is posted here. Please also read the NCAC Press Release on the subject.
See the latest message from the Council Commissioner. **New**
IDEAL COMMISSIONER TRAITS
Ever wonder what it takes to be an ideal commissioner. Take a look at this description and see how it compares to how you would accomplish these tasks.
Support information for rechartering your unit
NEW UNIT SERVICE **New**
Our new NCAC ACC for New Units page is now up and operational. Check out this resource for supporting service to new Scouting units.
Check out our new NCAC Commissioner References and Resources page. **New**
Also, visit the commissioners pages at the National Council Website
JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE
"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's new council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It has replaced the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.
Please access our Journey to Excellence page for the 2013 JTE forms.
"THE COMMISSIONER" NEWSLETTER
Read the "The Commissioner Newsletter" published by the National Council online, or download the Adobe pdf version here.
Check out our Commissioner Training page for more detailed information and resources.
Commissioner training courses are held throughout NCAC. NCAC has implemented the 2012 Unit Commissioner and Assistant District Commissioner changes in the national commissioner training program. Here are some near term NCAC commissioner training opportunities:
Unit Commissioner Basic Training (UCBT):
- September 21, 2013 - VA Central/Chain Bridge **New** Flyer
- September 28, 2013 - Montgomery
- November 16, 2013 - VA Central/George Mason
District Commissioner/Assistant District Commissioner Basic Training:
- October 12, 2013 – Montgomery SA (was September 28) **New**
Roundtable Commissioner Basic Training:
- September 28, 2013 – Montgomery SA **New**
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