The Commissioner Newsletter


Fall 2020

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National Commissioner’s Minute


National Commissioner Scott Sorrels reflects on “The Power of a Scout Smile,” especially during these challenging times. Read more

Recruiting and Retention

National Commissioner Service Chair

More commissioners lead to expanded membership, explains National Recruiting and Retention Chair Jeff Bostwick. Read more

Commissioners should be a unit leader’s single best resource, says National Commissioner Service Chair Larry Chase. He also lists website resources for commissioners to turn to. Read more


Commissioner Development

National Resources Chair Darlene Sprague gives specifics on how to help units promote Scouting and boost their recruitment efforts, as well as answers your questions. Read more

National Commissioner Development Chair John Cherry emphasizes the importance of commissioner training, gives website updates and lists national-level training events. Read more

Starting and Sustaining Units

Marketing and Communications

The key to membership retention and growth is a well-developed strategic annual plan for it, explains National Starting and Sustaining Units Chair Sue Simmons. Read more

National Marketing and Communications Chair Mike Moegenburg provides key questions commissioners should ask units to help them grow and sustain their membership. Read more


Commissioner Technology

National Program Chair Steve Lee lays out how commissioners can make a difference in membership growth and retention through annual rechartering activities. Read more

National Commissioner Technology Chair Rick Hillenbrand gives tips in two parts on how to support membership with specific technology. He also lists resources for volunteers to now consult for technology help. Read more

Roundtable Support


Chris Beaver encourages monthly roundtables and provides a list of upcoming nationally supported breakout topics for them. Read more

National Exploring Chair Craig Martin talks about Exploring membership growth and retention in the time of COVID-19. Read more

JTE Key Performance Indicators

Regional Commissioners

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



Jim Libbin explains in detail what commissioners can do to support membership growth and retention and in turn support the mission, vision, aims and methods of the BSA. Read more

Commissioner Events

Commissioner Social Media Sites

There are no new events at this time.



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