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.
CHANGE IN NCAC COUNCIL COMMISSIONER **New**
Garry Lewis has replaced Ed Yarbrough as NCAC Council Commissioner. Ed's new position is as Assistant Area Commissioner for Northeast Region Area 6 (the position Garry left to rejoin us). An informal change-over ceremony was held at the Commissioner's Cabinet meeting on February 3, 2015. Photos from that ceremony are located in this album. Photos are courtesy of LeRoy Parham (Prince George's District Commissioner)
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.
UNIT SERVICE (Rechartering)
Support information for rechartering your unit. Newly updated.
2015 COLLEGE OF COMMISSIONER SCIENCE -- March 14, 2015 **UPDATED**
THEME: "New Tools and Resources for Commissioners”
Visit the 2015 Commissioners College page for details.
Registration is now open.
2014 COMMISSIONER CONFERENCE PHOTOS **NEW**
Photos from the conference are available for viewing is this album. **New**
See the latest message from the Council Commissioner.
COMMISSIONER TOOLS AND UNIT SERVICE PLAN **Updated**
Interested in the latest information on the NCAC adoption of Commissioner Tools (CT)? Check out the NCAC CT webpage.
ROUNDTABLE RESOURCES **New**
For Roundtable Planning Guides and other information of interest to Roundtables, visit our updated Roundtable Resources page.
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.
NEW UNIT SERVICE
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.
Interested in the upcoming Commissioner IT Toolbox, check out this article.
Also, visit the commissioners pages at the National Council Website
JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE
"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's 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 2015 JTE forms. *New*
"THE COMMISSIONER" NEWSLETTER
Read the "The Commissioner Newsletter" published by the National Council online, or download the Adobe pdf version here (Winter 2015). **New**
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 (CBT):
- February 7, 2015 - Mountain West (Frederick, MD) Flyer **New**
- February 21, 2015 - VA Central (George Mason) Flyer **New**
- March 7, 2015 – Montgomery SA/Seneca (Gaithersburg) **New**
- May 2, 2015 - VA Central (Patriot) **New**
District Commissioner/Assistant District Commissioner Basic Training:
- March 28, 2015 - VA Central (Colonial) (Alexandria) **New** (Rescheduled)
Roundtable Commissioner Basic Training:
- March 7, 2015 – Montgomery SA/Seneca
PEG THE NEEDLE
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.
Do you have comments or suggestions for the NCAC Commissioners' Service Webpage? Contact Webmaster/ACC Jeff Schweiger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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