The Commissioner Newsletter


Spring 2020

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National Commissioner’s Minute


Outgoing National Commissioner Ellie Morrison reflects on her tenure, offers encouraging words for these challenging times and introduces her successor. Read more

Recruiting and Retention

National Commissioner Service Chair

There are ways to advance your recruiting and retention goals while social distancing, explains National Recruiting and Retention Chair Jeff Bostwick. Read more

Meeting the people in a variety of settings, including virtual ones, benefits unit service, says National Commissioner Service Chair Larry Chase. Read more


Commissioner Development

National Resources Chair Darlene Sprague provides methods for how to “Meet the People” other than face to face during the pandemic. Read more

National Commissioner Development Chair John Cherry introduces a new vehicle for delivering in-person training: the Virtual Impact Session. Read more

Starting and Sustaining Units

Marketing and Communications

In these challenging times, virtual Scouting might be the only means of connecting. National Starting and Sustaining Units Chair Sue Simmons explains how to do it successfully. Read more

Make a positive impact on units by meeting the people beyond simply the top unit leaders says National Marketing and Communications Chair Mike Moegenburg. Read more


Commissioner Technology

National Program Chair Steve Lee reports on his national Wood Badge experience at the National Model Course, which focuses on linked troop success. Read more

National Commissioner Technology Chair Rick Hillenbrand gives tips on Scouting internet communication that will benefit everyone, including those without broadband access. Read more


JTE Key Performance Indicators

National Exploring Chair Craig Martin approaches the “Meet the People” theme from an Exploring perspective. Read more

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

Regional Commissioners

Commissioner Events

Regional and Area Commissioners Organization Chart. Read more

There are no new events at this time.

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