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National Commissioner Service Recruiting and Retention Chair
Dan Morgan was the first person in the Atlanta Area Council
to earn the Commissioner Award of Excellence in Unit Service.
He serves as an assistant district commissioner and, as an
active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, saw opportunities to improve service to those units.
Dan created a repeatable process that resulted in timely
leader registration and training in the units he served. To ensure
their timely completion, volunteer applications were included in
the process of calling a Church member to a Scouting position.
In extending the call, Church leaders provided the Scouter with
detailed expectations, including completion of training
and attendance at roundtables, and ensured successful
completion of applications and Youth Protection
training before a bishop sustained the Scouter in
the sacrament. The Church provides notice of the
appointment of a leader to the unit commissioner to
enable training coordination.
As a result, Dan’s Church-based units were more
successful in establishing new leaders who were trained
and understood the expectations of their commitment to serve
youth through Scouting.
Have a success story to share? Effective use of commissioner
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