a publication for commissioners and professionals

Summer 2021



John Cherry
Development Chair

Trained Commissioners Grow Scouting

The Boy Scouts of America has been through some challenging times over the last eighteen months! The combined effects of a worldwide pandemic and the bankruptcy have had an impact on many aspects of Scouting. Commissioners are in the perfect place to help units get started, restarted, engaged, and reengaged.

The most effective commissioners will have invested the time to complete as much training as possible. This includes taking basic training, participating in your local council’s College of Commissioner Science (or one of the many virtual CCS offerings), and taking advantage of other development opportunities.

As has been noted in other communication channels, the charter renewal process is changing later this year. One specific development opportunity that all commissioners should take advantage of is the updated Charter Renewal Training that can be found here.

The curriculum review team has been very productive this year. Here are a few updates:

  • Instructor led and online versions of basic training have been updated and will be available in early September 2021. National Service Territory Commissioner Basic is being developed to support the new structure 
  • Masters level College of Commissioners Science courses was updated in August 2021. Doctorate and Continuing Ed tracks will be updated before the end of the year. 

Your development team offers numerous opportunities for national level training events that range from short Virtual Impact Sessions to week-long conferences at national high adventure bases. (Read the Commissioner Week recap article to learn more about this amazing offering!)

Take advantage of the opportunities to equip yourself to be more effective and make a specific commitment to use your knowledge to grow scouting!

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