The Commissioner Newsletter


Winter 2019

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National Commissioner’s Minute


New opportunities abound for commissioners to ensure great Scouting experiences for youth, says National Commissioner Ellie Morrison. Read more

Recruitment and Retention

National Commissioner Service Chair

Engaged commissioners who really know the units they serve are essential to sustaining units, says Recruitment and Retention Chair Kevin Baker. Read more

Despite distractions, commissioners need to remember that it’s all about units, according to National Commissioner Service Chair Larry Chase. Read more


Commissioner Development

Resources Chair Darlene Sprague points out the variety of program resources available online for unit leaders. Read more

Commissioner Development Chair John Cherry points out how being fully trained and open to other development opportunities helps commissioners be more effective in their roles and have a greater impact on the units they serve. Read more


Marketing and Communications

Roundtable Chair Scott McKenzie focuses on how the four functions of roundtable can help support and sustain units. Read more

Marketing and Communications Chair Mike Moegenburg provides tips to help commissioners improve communication with the units they serve. Read more

Starting and Sustaining Units

Commissioner Technology

Starting and Sustaining Units Chair Sue Simmons outlines different ways for commissioners to help unit leadership determine what is really needed to sustain a unit. Read more


A number of tools and reports exist to help unit commissioners uncover units that may be at risk, according to Commissioner Technology Chair Rick Hillenbrand. Read more

BSA News

JTE Key Performance Indicators

Scoutbook is now free for all units. Read more

Here’s a look at the latest Key Performance Indicators from December 2018. Read more

Regional Commissioners

Commissioner Events

Regional and Area Commissioners Organization Chart. Read more

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