The Commissioner Newsletter


Fall 2019

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National Commissioner’s Minute


Unit service isn’t complicated, but it can be challenging, says National Commissioner Ellie Morrison. Articles in this issue focus on overcoming some of those challenges and enhancing your support of your units. Read more

Recruitment and Retention

National Commissioner Service Chair

When commissioners take ownership in their role, there is potential for great impact, says Recruitment and Retention Chair Kevin Baker. Read more

National Commissioner Service Chair Larry Chase explains that assessing needs and making plans are just the first steps; it’s action that changes things. Read more


Commissioner Development

Resources Chair Darlene Sprague announces upcoming changes to the Commissioners website. Read more

Commissioner Development Chair John Cherry emphasizes the importance of making commissioner training a priority. Read more

Starting and Sustaining Units

Marketing and Communications

Making and recording meaningful contacts are essential for documenting progress toward a unit’s goals, according to Starting and Sustaining Units Chair Sue Simmons. Read more

Email is one of the best tools for communicating with unit leaders, but it isn’t the only one. Marketing and Communications Chair Mike Moegenburg describes other helpful digital tools. Read more


Commissioner Technology

Helping unit leaders keep up with changes in Scouting programs is an important part of commissioner service, says Program Chair Steve Lee. Read more

Commissioner Technology Chair Rick Hillenbrand points out new features in Commissioner Tools and Scoutbook. Read more


JTE Key Performance Indicators

Exploring Chair Craig Martin is seeking individuals to help develop new approaches for recruiting unit commissioners and Exploring service team members to serve posts and clubs. Read more

Here’s a look at the latest Key Performance Indicators from September 2019. Read more

BSA News

Commissioner Events

Looking for advancement assistance for your Scout with special needs? One strategy is to meet with the Scout’s teachers. Read more

Find out more about upcoming events

Regional Commissioners


Regional and Area Commissioners Organization Chart. Read more


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