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Establishing Support to Exploring Units

National Commissioner's Minute

With the growth of Exploring, commissioners in some councils may be asked to provide service to Exploring units. Jeff Schweiger, assistant council commissioner for Exploring in the National Capital Area Council, outlines a process for establishing support to Exploring units using the commissioner staff approach.
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Opportunities for commissioners lie ahead in 2017. National Commissioner Charles Dahlquist points out that the national jamboree and commissioner support for Exploring units give commissioners a chance to continue their lifesaving work.
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Recruitment and Retention

National Commissioner Service Chair

National Commissioner Service Recruitment and Retention Chair Larry Chase provides an update on revisions to commissioner recognitions. Read more

Unit service has paid off, with high rates of unit and youth retention. But commissioners need to maintain their focus on the four objectives of unit service for this success to continue, says National Commissioner Service Chair Scott Sorrels. Read more



Looking for information about The Commissioner? Need to find out about commissioner colleges and training courses? You have questions; National Commissioner Service Resources Chair Darlene Sprague has answers. Read more

Training for commissioners abounds! National Commissioner Service Training Chair Tim Acree invites commissioners to participate in various training opportunities. Read more

Underserved Markets


Targeting underserved markets is a national initiative for the BSA. And learning how to best provide support for units in these markets is important. National Commissioner Service Underserved Markets Chair Joe Domino invites commissioners who serve these units to attend a weeklong training course at Philmont Training Center. Read more

National Commissioner Service Roundtable Chair Dan Maxfield ends his series on the roundtable experience by outlining available awards and recognition, as well as training opportunities specific to roundtable. Read more

BSA News


Connect with Scouting through Scouting Wire and find out what's going on around the BSA. Read more

National Commissioner Service Communications Chair Rick Hillenbrand provides an update on the state of technology throughout the BSA. Read more

Regional Commissioners

JTE Key Performance Indicators

Regional and Area Commissioners Organization Chart. Read more

Here's a look at the latest Key Performance Indicators from December 2016. Read more

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