The Commissioner Newsletter


Winter 2021

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National Commissioner’s Minute


National Commissioner Scott Sorrels discusses how the BSA mission and the values of the Scout Oath and Law remain constant during times of change. Read more

Recruiting and Retention

National Commissioner Service Chair

National Recruiting and Retention Chair Jeff Bostwick gives his take on what “unit service” means — one servant leader, one unit. Read more

National Commissioner Service Chair Larry Chase defines “unit service” and discusses the dramatic changes to it due to the pandemic, but he also points out that change has always been a part of Scouting — mostly for the better. Read more


Commissioner Development

National Resources Chair Darlene Sprague promotes unit service by providing the best places for commissioners to get current information and resources to help unit leaders. Read more

National Commissioner Development Chair John Cherry discusses the importance of boosting unit service through training. Read more

Starting and Sustaining Units

Marketing and Communications

An effective commissioner is the single best resource for units at any stage of development, says National Starting and Sustaining Chair Sue Simmons. Read more

Effective communication is the backbone of unit service, says National Marketing and Communications Chair Mike Moegenburg. Read more


Commissioner Technology

National Program Chair Steve Lee discusses the specifics of how Program Support helps unit service. Read more

National Commissioner Technology Chair Rick Hillenbrand encourages commissioners to take a supportive technological role with local councils and units. Read more

Roundtable Support


National Roundtable Support Chair Chris Beaver emphasizes that roundtable IS unit service. Read more

National Exploring Chair Craig Martin reminds commissioners that Exploring needs unit service, too. Read more

JTE Key Performance Indicators

Regional Commissioners

Here’s a look at the latest Key Performance Indicators from December 2020. Read more



Regional Commissioner Mike Weber delves into the many ways that effective service leads to healthy units. Read more

Commissioner Events

Commissioner Social Media Sites

There are no new events at this time.



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