The most important thing a commissioner does for a unit leader is to show that somebody cares. This person is the connecting link between the Boy Scouts of America and the unit leader. When the unit leader is discouraged, it is this person who encourages. When the unit committee is not helping enough, it is the commissioner who meets with it on behalf of the unit leader. Even when there are no problems, it is the commissioner who works closely enough with the unit leader to prevent future issues, and to prove the district cares.