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Change in 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)

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.





  • 2015 College of Commissioner Science, March 14, 2015.  Thank you for a successful College this year. Visit the 2015 Commissioners College page for updates on course material, etc. 
  • 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):       

  • May 2, 2015 - VA Central (Patriot) **New**

District Commissioner/Assistant District Commissioner Basic Training:

  • March 28, 2015 - VA Central (Colonial) (Alexandria).  You can register online for this course here Flyer  **New**

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



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