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National Commissioner's Minute

Relationships matter. As National Commissioner Tico Perez points out, relationships with chartered organizations, professionals, fellow volunteers, and the youth we serve all have an impact. Read more

Recruitment and Retention

National Commissioner Service Chair

A team of commissioners from across the country is hard at work revising unit service recognitions. National Commissioner Service Recruitment and Retention Chair Larry Chase explains the goals for revising commissioner recognitions. Read more

Chartered organizations are critical elements in delivering the Scouting program. National Commissioner Service Chair Scott Sorrels reminds us to make an extra effort to thank those organizations. Read more



Cultivating relationships is an important aspect of a commissioner’s role. National Commissioner Service Resources Chair Darlene Sprague points out that a good relationship with the professional who works with commissioners can lead to a lasting friendship. Read more

Commissioner Basic Training courses and Commissioner College courses were all updated earlier this year. National Commissioner Service Training Chair Tim Acree explains other changes to training materials. Read more

Underserved Markets


It’s not too early to start planning for Commissioners Week 2016 at Philmont. National Commissioner Service Underserved Markets Chair Joe Domino invites those who serve nontraditional or faith-based units to a conference that will provide cultural and religious insights to assist you in serving those units. Read more

Have you ever wondered what a model roundtable would look like? National Commissioner Service Roundtable Chair Dan Maxfield describes how participants of the Effective Roundtables course were able to put into practice what they learned during Commissioners Week. Read more

BSA News


New Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh believes the Boy Scouts of America should apply the principles of sound business practices to its efforts in serving young people. Read more

National Commissioner Service Communications Chair Rick Hillenbrand provides some 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 August 2015. Read more

Commissioner Events


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