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.


  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.


  1. Instilling Our Culture’s Values in volunteers and professionals to ensure that every member of the BSA has a great Scouting experience.
  2. Seeking and Inviting Volunteers to Serve as Commissioners to enable supporting every unit and creating inspired, engaged, committed, optimistic unit leaders.
  3. Communicating Effectively to increase awareness of, access to, and use of available resources.
  4. Developing Commissioners through continuous training, onboarding, coaching, and mentoring to prepare them to serve units effectively.
  5. Growing Scouting through the creation, retention, and growth of units for all programs; encouraging inter-program networking to leverage strengths and increasing youth and unit retention.
  6. Adapting to Change to ensure the effective delivery and sustainability of Scouting.

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