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 reregisters on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.

Resources for Commissioners

Unit Commissioner Fast Start Training – Fast start training is an orientation designed for all commissioners to learn about the job responsibilities for a unit commissioner. This ‘fast start’ training is designed to be taken by all commissioner within the first few weeks of agreeing to be a commissioner. Other training opportunities will be provided by your local council and district to support your job as a commissioner. This is only the introduction of your new position in Scouting. You should also take other training courses shared in the Commissioner Fieldbook, working directly with your local district and council commissioners.

my.Scouting Commissioner Tools – Learn more about the new and improved Commissioner Tools on the my.Scouting Tools website.

National Commissioner’s Podcast

The Commissioner – A seasonal newsletter for all commissioners.

More resources and updated versions of these resources may be found at the BSA’s Commissioner Web Site. Additional commissioner resources, including self-assessments, uniform inspection sheets, etc. can be found here.

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