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 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
The January 2021 conferences have been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. We will plan to deliver a Unit Service related conference in 2022. Watch this space for details.
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
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, one in each BSA region.
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.
|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||Register here|