National Level Training Events

The National Commissioner Service Team conducts several live national level training events each year. These events help equip commissioners to be successful in their local councils and districts. The team uses proven adult learning techniques to maximize the effectiveness of these events.

Weeklong Conferences

Weeklong conferences give commissioners the opportunity to take a deep dive on important unit service topics. These sessions are conducted at various national high adventure bases. In addition to quality material delivered by highly qualified faculty, conference participants can network with the National Commissioner, members of the National Commissioner Service Team, and each other.


Florida Sea Base

No conferences are planned for Florida Sea Base in 2022.


Philmont Training Center

The national commissioner conferences that take place each summer at the Philmont Training Center near Cimarron, New Mexico, offer commissioners:

  • A mountaintop training conference with a top-flight faculty
  • The inspiring ambiance of a big sky sunset over a working ranch in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
  • Family programs for all age groups from nursery through adult so the whole family benefits
  • Recreation and personal time in an area rich in history and natural beauty
  • A week of Scouting fellowship

Commissioner Week 2022

June 5-11, 2022

Impact Sessions

Impact Sessions are weekend training events that are conducted across the country.  These sessions cover relevant topics and are great networking opportunities. Sessions usually start on Friday evening and conclude midday on Sunday. There are typically four Impact Sessions offered each year.

NOTE: The Impact Session schedule is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Impact Sessions

Virtual Impact Sessions are monthly 2 hour live online training events. They provide a laser focused session on a relevant topic for commissioners. The sessions will generally start at 1:00 pm EASTERN time. Participation is limited to 30 people.

You can find additional details here.

Date Topic Registration Link
Jul 25, 2020 Effective Commissioners: “The Right Stuff” Session Complete
Aug 15, 2020 Recruiting for Diversity: “Including All of Our Friends” Session Complete
Sep 19, 2020 Inside Recruiting:  A Menu to Getting the Scouters Session Complete
Oct 17, 2020 Elements of a Successful Retention Plan Session Complete
Nov 14, 2020 The New Member Coordinator Session Complete
Jan 23, 2021 Delivering a Virtual College of Commissioner Science: practical considerations Session Complete
Feb 20, 2021 Delivering a Virtual College of Commissioner Science: technical considerations Session Complete
Mar 20, 2021 A Personal Commitment to Recruiting Commissioners Session Complete
Apr 2021 No session in April N/A
May 15, 2021 Commissioner Resources Session Complete
Jun 2021 No session N/A
Jul 2021 No session N/A
Aug 21, 2021 Retaining Commissioners Session Complete
Sep 18, 2021 Key technology tools for Unit Commissioners: Which ones and why. Session Complete
Oct 16, 2021 Key technology tools for District Commissioners: Which ones and why. Session Complete
Nov 13, 2021 Commissioner Culture: What is it and why is it important? Register here