CommissionersAwards & Recognition

Commissioner Awards and Recognition

Recognition has been a fundamental concept in Scouting from its beginning. Done right, it's a powerful tool that offers many benefits.


One thing that differentiates commissioners from other volunteers is that commissioners are “commissioned” just like the professional staff. To be commissioned means to be held accountable for something. Commissioners are held accountable for the quality of the Scouting program, and each commissioner should take an oath to that effect.

The commissioning ceremony can be found on page 14 of the Unit Commissioner's Program Notebook.

Once commissioned, each new commissioner should receive a certificate.

Other Awards and Honors

Commissioner Arrowhead Honor


Commissioners Key


Distinguished Commissioner Service Award


Commissioner Service Award of Excellence in Unit Service


Doctorate of Commissioner Science Award

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