Report Website Issue   |   Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
Commissioners: Commissioner Service
Group Pages

Commissioner Service

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Unit commissioners are assigned to one or more units, which they serve and counsel. 
  3. Roundtable commissioners provide resources such as program skills and other help for unit personnel at regularly scheduled roundtables.

COMMISSIONER'S PLEDGE.  Just as our Scouts have the Scout Oath and Laws, Commissioner's have their Commissioner's Pledge. See the words that guide the Commissioners here


IDEAL COMMISSIONER TRAITSEver 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.





  • 2014 Commissioner Conference PhotosPhotos from the conference are available for viewing is this album




Here are some near term NCAC commissioner training opportunities:

Unit Commissioner Basic Training (CBT):       

  • November 14, 2015 - VA Central (Old Dominion)
  • December 12, 2015 - VA South (Occoquan) **New**    
  • February 20, 2016 - VA Central (Chain Bridge) **New**    

District Commissioner / Assistant District Commissioner Basic Training:

  • October 17, 2015 - Montgomery SA

 Check out our Commissioner Training page for more detailed information and resources.



      • Do you have comments or suggestions for the NCAC Commissioners' Service Webpage? Contact Webmaster/ACC Jeff Schweiger at
      Recently Updated Profiles
      Peter Pate, James T. Stewart, John Witek, Robert H. Cohn, Randy D. Wilson

      Upcoming Events
      Commissioner Basic Training (hosted by VA Central (Old Dominion District))
      Saturday, November 14, 2015
      Commissioner Basic Training (hosted by VA South (Occoquan District))
      Saturday, December 12, 2015
      College of Commissioner Science - 2016
      Saturday, March 12, 2016

      Related Group News

      ArrowTour @ Camp Snyder
      Posted in Council News, Wednesday, July 22, 2015

      In honor of the Centennial celebration of the Order of the Arrow (OA) the Amangamek-Wipit Lodge 470 and the National Capital Area Council will host ... more »

       View All News »

      Association Management Software Powered by®  ::  Legal