Unit Service Corner

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. 

 

District Commissioners* 

Name

District

EMail

G.P. Jones

Prairie Winds

Jones.gareld@gmail.com

Annette Roe

Woodland Trails

roeannetter@johndeere.com

Dan Flaherty Twin Rivers dflah@msn.com

 

Retention Mission Statement

The retention mission of the commissioner corps is best achieved by providing an adequate number of trained unit commissioners who provide a link to district committee resources in support of a quality unit program.

Unit commissioners will focus on the following four primary areas:

  • Supporting unit growth in the Journey to Excellence criteria: JTE measures performance characteristics that unlock the door to a successful unit. We should analyze the unit's program and identify JTE areas where help is needed to move the unit to a higher level of JTE success.
  • Linking district committee resources to the unit: We should support the district committee's delivery of a "catalog of services" to support the specific JTE elements needed for a particular unit's health and success.
  • Visiting units and logging the visits into the Unit Visit Tracking System (UVTS): Our core task remains visiting the unit. UVTS input feeds critical information to the district committee to help link resources to the unit.
  • Supporting on-time charter renewal: The commissioner's focus is the retention of the unit, though we should be especially mindful of supporting new youth membership efforts as we move more toward a volunteer-led, professionally guided approach to increasing membership.

Roles the Commissioner Plays

How Are Commissioners Selected?

2017 Unit Service Calendar

Date

Time

Location

Event

01/23/17

6:30 p.m.

Maytag Scout Center

Commissioners Cabinet Meeting

02/11/17

8:00 a.m.

Maytag Scout Center

Key Leadership Conference

And Unit Service Cabinet Meeting

02/19/17

2:00 p.m.

Maytag Scout Center

Council Court of Honor and

Norman Reid Commissioner Award

Distinguished Commissioner Award

Commissioners Key Award

02/27/17

7:00 p.m.

Maytag Scout Center

 

Learn and Dessert Recruiting Event

For Prospective Commissioners

03/04/17

7:30 a.m.

Kansas City, Mo.

College of Commissioner Service

03/25/17

03/25/17

8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

Maytag Scout Center

Maytag Scout Center

Unit Service Training

Commissioner Tools and other Resources

05/02/17

6-8:00 p.m.

Pella – Central College

Council Wide Program Planning

05/04/17

6-8:00 p.m.

Maytag Scout Center

Council Wide Program Planning

06/11-

06/17/17

Cimarron, NM

Philmont Commissioner Week

06/18/17

07/22/17

Evenings

Mitigwa Scout Reservation

Unit Visits throughout the summer.

08/22/17

7:00 p.m.

Maytag Scout Center

Unit Service Cabinet Meeting – Cook-Out

10/01/17

8:00 a.m.

Closes 11/10/2016

Norm Reid Commissioners Award

 

10/28/17

8:00 a.m.

Maytag Scout Center

Unit Service Conference

11/18/17

8:00 a.m.

Maytag Scout Center

All level Unit Service Training

11/14/17

7:00 p.m.

Maytag Scout Center

Unit Service Cabinet Meeting

11/19/17

2:00 p.m.

Maytag Scout Center

Annual Commissioner Court of Honor & Dinner

 New Commissioning Ceremony

 

Focus:

Supporting unit growth in the Journey to Excellence criteria:

Linking district committee resources to the unit:

Contacting units and recording strengths and needs into Commissioner Tools:

Supporting on-time charter renewal.

                                                                    

Preliminary 2018 Unit Service Calendar

Date

Time

Location

Event

01/22/18

6:30 p.m.

Maytag Service Center

First Commissioners Cabinet Meeting of the Year

02/  /18

8:00 a.m.

Maytag Service Center

Key Leadership Conference

And Unit Service Cabinet Meeting

02/00/18

 

Maytag Service Center

Council Court of Honor and

Norman Reid Commissioner Award

Distinguished Commissioner Award

02/  18

7:00 p.m.

Maytag Service Center

Commissioner Recruitment Event

02/  /18

7:00 p.m.

Maytag Service Center

 

Learn and Dessert Recruiting Event

For Prospective Commissioners

03/  /18

 

Kansas City, Mo

College of Commissioner Service

03/  /18

8:00 a.m.

Maytag Service Center

Unit Service Training

05/  /18

 

Maytag Service Center

Council Wide Program Planning

05/  18

 

 

Council Wide Program Planning

 

7:00 p.m.

Maytag Service Center

Unit Service Cabinet Meeting

 

 

Cimarron, NM

Philmont Commissioner Week

 

Evenings

Mitigwa Scout Reservation

Unit Visits throughout the summer.

08/00/18

7:00 p.m.

Maytag Service Center

Cabinet Meeting

10/01/18

8:00 a.m.

Closes 11/10/18

Norm Reid Commissioners Award

10/  /18

8:00 a.m.

Maytag Service Center

Unit Service Conference

11/  /18

8:00 a.m.

Maytag Service Center

All level Unit Service Training

11/  /18

7:00 p.m.

Maytag Service Center

Unit Service Cabinet Meeting

11/  /18

2:00 p.m.

Maytag Service Center

Annual Commissioner Court of Honor Dinner

 New Commissioning Ceremony

 

Focus:

Supporting unit growth in the Journey to Excellence criteria:

Linking district committee resources to the unit:

Contacting units and recording strengths and needs into Commissioner Tools:

Supporting on-time charter renewal.




NORM REID LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT COMMISSIONING AWARD


 

Program Planning Support

 “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

Quality Scouting programs begin with program planning.  Unit program planning is an annual process where a Unit invites all families to have input in the program and activities of the Unit.  It is also the process of selecting great activities, developing a Unit calendar and budget and sharing the plan with all the families.

Benefits to a strong Unit program plan include:

  • Well run, high quality activities for youth
  • More parent involvement
  • More youth participating in outdoor programs, including summer camp
  • More funding with less fundraising, reducing the out of pocket expenses for parents
  • More fun for everyone

Camp Card Information

Council Calendar Insurance information
Activity Consent Form Internet Advancement
Heath and Medical Record Campfire Program Planning District Award of Merit form
Religious Emblems Program Guide to Safe Scouting Internet Rechartering overview
Scout Shop information Mitigwa Scout Reservation usage Outdoor Program Guidelines
Silver Beaver Nomination form Tour Plan Worksheet Unit Budget Plan
On-line Training Unit Money Earning Application Youth Protection Training
Journey to Excellence Workership Program  

 


BSA - Troop Program Planning Conference

Building Blocks of Scouting
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook
Order of the Arrow Troop Open House
Troop Program Planning Chart Troop Program Features 1
Troop Program Features 2 Troop Program Features 3
Year-round guide to recruiting Troop Calendar Template
Troop Resource Survey  

Venturing/Exploring Program Planning

Crew Program Planning Calendar

Crew Monthly Program Forum Exploring Youth Leader Guide
Crew Budget Form Exploring Adult Leader Guide
Activity Interest Survey  

2016 Council Commissioner Staff

Elizabeth Robinson

Commissioner Tools

elizabethrobinson@gmail.com

Scott Moline

Training and Development

smoline@kaplan.edu

Tom Ransom

 

 

 

Linda Dedecker

Youth Protection Champion

ldedecker@aol.com

Brian Stockton

Round Table Commissioner

Brian.stockton@rrvscouting.org

Dave Cook

Venture – Exploring Liaison

Dcook50244@gmail.com

Marv Wilson

Council Commissioner

mj_wilson@att.net