Upcoming Commissioner Colleges


Council and City


November 2–3, 2018

Crossroads of America
Indianapolis, Indiana

Location: Camp Belzer Activity Center; 6102 Boy Scout Road; Indianapolis, IN 46226

Time: Check-in is at 5:45 p.m.; event starts at 6:30 p.m.
Overnight lodging is available.

Contact: Katelyn Rush, katerush@crossroadsbsa.org
Information and registration: https://scoutingevent.com/160-CCS2018

November 2–4, 2018

Bay-Lakes Council
Appleton, Wisconsin

Location: Camp Rokilio, Kiel, Wisconsin
Friday night—Unit Commissioner Position Training
Saturday—Bachelor of Commissioner Science
Sunday—Master of Commissioner Science

Cost: $35; includes three meals on Saturday, two on Sunday, and cracker barrel on Friday and Saturday, as well as cabin accommodations or a place to pitch your tent

Contact: Mike Moegenburg, college dean, mikemoegenburg@yahoo.com
Information and registration: www.baylakesbsa.org/event/college-of-commissioner-science/2403022

November 3, 2018

Middle Tennessee Council
Nashville, Tennessee

Location: Cumberland University; Labry Hall; 1 Cumberland Way; Lebanon, TN 37087

Contact: Watson Ambruster, dean, watsonambruster@msn.com
Karen Bengtson, council commissioner, kkb08@comcast.net
Information and registration: www.mtcbsa.org/TrainingCourses/College-of-Commissioner-Science

November 3, 2018

Montana Council
Great Lakes, Montana

Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 2929 Belvedere Drive; Billings, MT 59102

Cost: $25; includes materials, lunch, and snacks

Contact: Craig Haynes, craig_haynes@hotmail.com or 406-690-6172
Information: www.montanabsa.org/leading-scouts/commissioners/college-of-commissioner-science/

November 3, 2018

Daniel Webster Council
Manchester, New Hampshire

Location:  Merrimack Valley High School; 106 Village St.; Penacook, NH 03303

Time: Sign-in is 8:15 to 9 a.m.; program begins promptly at 9 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $25; $5 penalty for registrations received after October 27

Contact: Joseph G. Mahoney, college dean, 603-672-4807 or joseph_mahoney@comcast.net
Information and registration: http://nhscouting.org/event/college-of-commissioner-science/

November 10, 2018

Great Trail Council
Akron, Ohio

Location: Kent United Church of Christ; 1400 E. Main St.; Kent, OH 44240

Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: Joe Mako, chancellor  
Information: https://sites.google.com/site/gtccommissioners

November 10, 2018

Cradle of Liberty Council
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Washington Crossing Council
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Location: Cradle of Liberty Council; Roger S. Firestone Scouting Resource Center; 1485 Valley Forge Road; Wayne, PA 19087

​Time: 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Bachelor, master, and doctorate track courses will be offered as well as a full day of continuing education. These will all be the newest courses; no traditional courses will be offered. Watch for a future dedicated Roundtable Commissioners College to be offered.

Cost: $20; includes continental breakfast and a lunchtime feast

Contact: Ken Houseal, Cradle of Liberty assistant council commissioner of education, khouseal_1@hotmail.com, for more information and complete course listing with instructors 
Registration: http://colbsa.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2398106&orgkey=541&ReturnURL=/app/calendar/month/541/2018-11-01,2018-12-02/-1/0/

November 10, 2018

Pee Dee Area Council
Florence, South Carolina

Offering  bachelor, master, doctorate, and continuing education courses 
Location: Pee Dee Area Council Scout Center; 702 S. Coit St.; Florence, SC 29501

Cost: $25; includes lunch and snacks

Contact: Diane Bauer, dianebauersc@gmail.com or 843-251-6492   
Information: peedeescouts.us

November 10, 2018

William D. Boyce Council
Peoria, Illinois

Illinois Heartland Commissioner College
Illinois Central College; East Peoria, Illinois
Keynote speaker: Keith Sickendick, Central Region vice president for membership

Information: http://www.wdboyce.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2424437&orgkey=18&ReturnURL=/app/calendar/month/18/2018-11-01,2018-12-02/-1/0/

November 17, 2018

Northern Star Council
St. Paul, Minnesota

Location: St. Paul College; 235 Marshall Ave.; St. Paul, MN 55102

Time: Registration starts at 8 a.m.; closing at 5 p.m.

Registration: https://www.scoutingevent.com/250-ccs2018
Course booklet: www.scoutingevent.com/attachment/BSA250/document_15354611070_922.pdf

December 1, 2018

Sam Houston Area Council
Houston, Texas


College of Commissioner Science
Offering basic, bachelor, master, and doctorate courses
Location: Cockrell Scout Center; 2225 N. Loop W.; Houston, TX 77008

Cost: $25 (includes lunch)

Information: www.shac.org/ccs

December 1, 2018

Western Massachusetts Council
Westfield, Massachusetts

Location: American International College; 1008 State St.; Springfield, MA 01109

Time: Check-in is 8 to 8:30 a.m.; opening at 8:30 a.m.

Contact: Peter Matrow, dean, pmatrow@icloud.com or (H) 413-267-3489/(M) 413-887-7308
Information: www.wmascouting.org/ccs

January 5, 2019

Circle Ten Council
Dallas, Texas

Location: Southern Methodist University; Dallas, Texas
Cost: $25; includes lunch, handouts, some materials for classes
All classes from new curriculum: bachelor of roundtable and commissioners, master of roundtable and commissioners, doctorate of commissioner science. Will also offer courses for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and general studies, along with senior patrol leader academy and Venturing youth leader training
Special guest speakers: TBA

Contact: Jon Blount, jebmlb@msn.com
Information: available soon on www.circleten.org under University of Scouting

February 2, 2019

Denver Area Council
Denver, Colorado

Location: Children’s Hospital; Aurora, Colorado 

Information: Barb Quatermass, barbyq22@yahoo.com

February 9, 2019

Heart of Virginia Council
Richmond, Virginia
Stonewall Jackson Area Council
Colonial Virginia Council
Tidewater Council

Location: J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College; Parham Road Campus; Richmond, Virginia
Includes a full roster of courses 

Time: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; sessions begin at 8 a.m.

Contact: Mark Alan Larson, council commissioner

February 23, 2019

Alamo Area Council
San Antonio, Texas

Location: University United Methodist Church; 5084 De Zavala Road; San Antonio, TX 78249

Contact: John Haines, 210-913-6022
Information: www.alamoareabsa.org/Event.aspx?id=8276

March 2, 2019

Atlanta Area Council
Atlanta, Georgia

Location: Morehouse College; Atlanta, Georgia

Contact: Wade Patrick, dean, 404-514-1092
Information: www.atlantabsa.org/resources/commissioners/commissioners-college/19672

March 2, 2019

Central Region Area 5
Hosted by Heart of America Council
Kansas City, Missouri

Location: Cerner Riverport; 6711 Northeast Birmingham Road; Kansas City, MO  64117
Features full array of classes
Featured speaker: Ellie Morrison, national commissioner

Information: www.hoac-bsa.org/commissioners-college/

March 2, 2019

Greater St. Louis Area Council
St. Louis, Missouri
Abraham Lincoln Council
Springfield, Illinois

Gateway Region College of Commissioner Science, sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Area Council and Abraham Lincoln Council
Dave Glosecki, assistant council commissioner

March 9, 2019

Baltimore Area Council
Baltimore, Maryland

Location: Carroll Community College; 1601 Washington Road; Westminster, MD 21157
The 2019 College of Commissioner Science offers courses to complete bachelor, master, and doctorate of commissioner science degrees

Time: Check-in and walk-in registration begins at 7 a.m. 

Please feel free to contact any of the following leaders with questions:

    Jeff Seymour, chancellor, jeff.seymour@address4email.org
    Karen Scheel, dean, scheelfamfam@yahoo.com
    Burt Sklar, assistant dean, ralks701@aol.com

Information and advance online registration: www.baltimorebsa.org/uos.

March 9, 2019

National Capital Area Council
Bethesda, Maryland

Location: Holy Spirit School; 8800 Braddock Road; Annandale, VA 22003

Keynote speaker:  Ellie Morrison

Contact: Julia Farr, college@myNCAC.org
Information: myNCAC.org

March 9, 2019

Three Fires Council 
St. Charles, Illinois


With Pathway to Adventure Council, Rainbow Council, and Northeast Illinois Council
Location: Community Christian Church (The Naperville Yellow Box Church); 1635 Emerson Lane; Naperville, IL 60540  

Schedule: 7 a.m.–check-in begins; 8:30 a.m.–opening and keynote speaker; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.–courses; 4:30 p.m.–degrees presented, recognition, and closing  

Contact: Deb Brown, assistant council commissioner for training, djrgb@comcast.net 

March 16, 2019

Twin Rivers Council
Albany, New York

University of Scouting and College of Commissioner Science
Location: Shaker High School; 445 Watervliet Shaker Road; Latham, NY 12110

Time: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Contacts: Cheryl Downing, Hoosick Falls, New York, 518-686-4664
                  Robert Fagan, Glenville, New York, 518-399-4322
                  Julie VanAmburgh, Albany, New York, 518-844-5823
Information: www.trcscouting.org/Events/university

March 16, 2019

Las Vegas Area Council
Las Vegas, Nevada

Offering basic, bachelor, and master courses 
Location: Donald Reynolds Scouting Resource Center; 7220 S. Paradise Road; Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Contact: Eric Shalita, dean, ericsrph@aol.com

March 30, 2019

New Jersey Inter-Council
New Jersey

New Jersey Inter-Council College of Commissioner Science
Offering bachelor, master, doctorate, and roundtable classes 
Location: Brooklawn Middle School; 250 Beachwood Road; Parsippany, NJ 07054 

Information: Inter-Council flier

April 6, 2019

Central Region Area 3
Moline, Illinois

Central Region Area 3 College of Commissioners
Moline, Illinois

April 13, 2019

Northern Lights Council
South Fargo, North Dakota

Location: Our Savior Lutheran Church; 1515 5th Ave. NW: East Grand Forks, MN 56721
Bachelor, master, doctorate, and roundtable degrees offered

Cost: $35

Contact:  Steven Meinhardt, steven.meinhardt@ndsu.edu or 701-361-3933
Information: https://247scouting.com/web_admin/BSA429/BSA429page2271.php?rt=1   

April 27, 2019

Greater Yosemite Council
Modesto, California

Location: TBD

Contact: G. Bruce Olson, council commissioner

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