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National Commissioner's Minute

There’s a real opportunity to grow Scouting in 2016. And commissioners can be a part of that by focusing on their four objectives, says National Commissioner Tico Perez. Read more

Recruitment and Retention

National Commissioner Service Chair

Identifying great candidates for unit service isn’t easy. But as National Commissioner Service Recruitment and Retention Chair Larry Chase points out, it’s especially important to recognize a candidate’s passion and potential during the recruitment process. Read more

With updated training and tools now available, National Commissioner Service Chair Scott Sorrels says it’s time to use this renewed platform to focus on supporting the BSA’s growth initiative and serving youth. Read more



With Commissioner Tools, members of the commissioner corps have a lot of data at their fingertips. National Commissioner Service Resources Chair Darlene Sprague challenges commissioners to use that data to help their units become high-performing units. Read more

Training opportunities abound for commissioners. National Commissioner Service Training Chair Tim Acree reports on updates being made to Basic Training, the development of new roundtable courses, and upcoming commissioner courses at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Read more

Underserved Markets


Commissioners play an important role in helping units succeed, but that role is even more critical when commissioners serve in multicultural markets, says National Commissioner Service Underserved Markets Chair Joe Domino. Find out what resources are available to help serve these markets. Read more

Effective roundtables don’t just happen. National Commissioner Service Roundtable Chair Dan Maxfield provides an outline of what is needed to ensure roundtables inspire, motivate, and enable unit leaders to provide a stronger program for their Scouts. Read more

BSA News


BSA program updates, including training guides and pack meeting plans, are now available. Read more

National Commissioner Service Communications Chair Rick Hillenbrand offers more best practices for getting the most out of Commissioner Tools.
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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 2015. Read more

Commissioner Events


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