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Creating Effective Roundtables

Roundtables provide a forum for sharing experiences and presenting program ideas to help leaders offer a stronger program for their units. Find out about the resources that are available to help plan and carry out effective roundtables. Read more

National Commissioner's Minute

Three developments in 2015 are shaping commissioner service. National Commissioner Tico Perez reports that the rollout of Commissioner Tools is complete, the Cub Scouting program updates are being introduced, and the 2015–2016 roundtable guide is now available. Read more

Recruitment and Retention

National Commissioner Service Chair

Linking unit needs to district resources is one of the steps of the Unit Service Plan process. As National Commissioner Service Recruitment and Retention Chair Larry Chase points out, it takes a district to help units better serve more youth through Scouting. Read more

Commissioner Tools provides a lot of information about units. National Commissioner Service Chair Scott Sorrels shares some ideas for how to best utilize that information in order to retain units. Read more



For those tasked with encouraging participation in roundtables, a simple idea that worked for National Commissioner Service Resources Chair Darlene Sprague might work for you. Read more

Commissioner colleges can now offer an entire curriculum in roundtable science. This is just one of the recent updates to commissioner training, according to National Commissioner Service Training Chair Tim Acree. Read more

Underserved Markets


Serving nontraditional and faith-based units presents unique challenges. National Commissioner Service Underserved Markets Chair Joe Domino details a Philmont conference that can help you learn how to serve these units better. Read more

Guest columnist George Costigan outlines Effective Roundtables, one of the courses being offered during Commissioner Week at Philmont Training Center in June, and shares feedback from previous attendees. Read more

BSA News


Scouting Wire is a new BSA website for both volunteers and professionals. Read more

With the rollout of Commissioner Tools, what will happen to all of the information entered through UVTS? National Commissioner Service Communications Chair Rick Hillenbrand explains that entries logged into UVTS are accessible from within Commissioner Tools. 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 April 2015. Read more

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