D12-Old MillCommissioners


Roles the Commissioner Plays

A commissioner plays several roles, including friend, representative, unit "doctor," teacher, and counselor.

Unit Visit Tracking

Unit Commissioners make regular unit visits to ensure that the units are functioning well.  Unit Commissioners must track all of the unit visits made by using the Unit Visit Tracking System online.  Failure to track unit visits results in our District and Council not reaching our Journey to Excellence (JTE) goals.  Access to the Unit Visit Tracking System is available for all registered commissioners through their www.myscouting.org account.


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Commissioner Resources from the Boy Scouts of America

Administration of Commissioner Service

The commissioner is the liaison between the local council and Scouting units. The commissioner’s mission is to keep units operating at maximum efficiency, maintain regular contact with unit leaders, coach leaders on where to find assistance, note weaknesses in programs, and suggest remedies.  The commissioner is successful when units effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members.

Commissioner Fieldbook for Unit Service

This manual is packed with essential information on commissioner style, commissioner lifesaving, commissioner responsibilities, and dozens of other topics on providing unit service.


Commissioner Awards

Commissioner Service Award of Excellence in Unit Service

The Commissioner Service Award of Excellence in Unit Service was developed as a nationwide effort to engage Scouting volunteers and professional Scouters to work together in focusing on unit retention. Any registered commissioner who is providing direct unit service is eligible to earn the Commissioner Award of Excellence in Unit Service.

Commissioner Arrowhead Honor Award and Commissioner Key

By completing specific performance goals, Commissioners may earn the Arrowhead Honor Award. Commissioners may also earn the Commissioner's Key by completing  basic trainging and serving for at least three years.

Distinguished Commissioner Service Award 

This award recognizes commissioners who have provided at least five consecutive years of quality commissioner service.

To recognize completion of the standardized progam leading to the completion of a thesis or project and the award of the Doctorate of Commissioner Science degree from the College of Commissioner Science.

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