Using Commissioner Resources to Help in Adapting to Change
As commissioners, we should always be attuned to changes in the Boy Scouts of America. We owe it to the units we serve to be informed so we can help them adapt to the changes. So how do we stay informed? By using the plethora of resources at our disposal. Here are some of the resources you should be following so you have the latest information to pass on to the units you serve:
- The Commissioners website is the best source of information: scouting.org/commissioners. Pay particular attention to the News for Commissioners page, with information updated several times a week: https://www.scouting.org/commissioners/news-for-commissioners/. The Program Support Resources page is updated monthly: https://www.scouting.org/commissioners/program-support-resources/.
- Scouting Forums are a great source of information, and they let users ask questions in the various groups: https://discussions.scouting.org/
- The commissioner Facebook page and groups offer both announcements and discussion questions:
- SCOUTING WIRE. The Official Blog of the Scouting Movement – https://scoutingwire.org/
And as for adapting to change, I will be making some changes as well. This will be the last article I write for The Commissioner, as I leave the role I’ve had as the resources chair for the past 10 years. It has been my distinct pleasure to bring you the latest information through The Commissioner newsletter, the commissioner website, and the commissioner manuals. I know my successor will bring new and innovative ideas to these resources for you to enjoy and share with your units. I will still have my hand in commissioner service as a national service territory commissioner in Territory 10. And you can be sure I will be using all these resources as I work with councils!