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Recruitment and Retention

Questions always arise when new tools and processes are implemented. But as National Commissioner Service Recruitment and Retention Chair Larry Chase explains, integrating people, process, and technology will help our units better serve more youth through Scouting. Read more


National Commissioner Minute

Commissioner Tools is here! National Commissioner Tico Perez shares how this software tool, in conjunction with the new Unit Service Plan, will enable commissioners to more effectively identify unit needs and link resources to the unit to boost unit retention. Read more

National Commissioner Service Chair

Commissioner Tools is just the beginning of providing a “simple and unified” platform to help commissioners effectively fulfill their roles. National Commissioner Service Chair Scott Sorrels explains that additional resources are in the works to help support commissioners’ mission. Read more



National Commissioner Service Resources Chair Darlene Sprague provides an update on the commissioner manuals revision process. Read more

Training opportunities for commissioners abound. In addition to materials that are being updated for the Commissioners website, National Commissioner Service Training Chair Tim Acree notes that conferences at the Florida Sea Base and Philmont Training Center focus on commissioner service. Read more

Underserved Markets


National Commissioner Service Underserved Markets Chair Joe Domino shares the latest Traditional All Markets Strategy Report. Councils can use this report to help identify opportunities and strengths in serving all markets. Read more

National Commissioner Service Roundtable Chair Daniel B. Maxfield reports that updates are underway for the 2015–2016 roundtable guides with the assistance and input of hundreds of roundtable commissioners. Read more


BSA News


Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet are just around the corner. Find out how you can help your units participate in this event that provides an opportunity for Scouts to communicate with other Scouts from around the world. Read more

The rollout has begun for Commissioner Tools. National Commissioner Service Communications Chair Rick Hillenbrand describes the process and the significant differences between Commissioner Tools and UVTS. Read more

Regional Commissioners

BSA Spotlight

Regional and Area Commissioners Organization Chart. Read more

A unique session at Philmont Training Center next summer will focus on creating organizational excellence. Read more

Commissioner Events

Unit Commissioner Box Score

Find out more about upcoming events

Here's a look at the latest unit commissioner statistics from August 2014. Read more




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