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.
Roles the Commissioner Plays
Rechartering is the commissioner’s number one job. They are responsible for getting the units under his or her guidance to recharter for the upcoming year.
Quality Unit Awards is the next most important role of a commissioner. They help their units become a quality unit with the Journey to Excellence program. There are three levels of quality: bronze, silver and gold. Units that excel beyond the Journey to Excellence can attempt the Commissioners Challenge Award.
Unit Visit Tracking System helps keep track of service to units. Commissioners use this system to record a unit visit which helps report the unit’s status to district and council commissioners.
How Commissioners are Selected