The commissioner is the liaison between the local council and Scouting units. The commissioner’s mission is to keep units operating at maximum efficiency, maintain regular contact with unit leaders, coach leaders on where to find assistance, note weaknesses in programs, and suggest remedies. The commissioner is successful when units effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members.
At all levels of the organization, there are commissioners available to support the delivery of a quality program experience through units to the youth they serve. The role of the national, regional, and area commissioners is to provide direct support to councils in their understanding and delivery of service to units.
Administrative commissioners give all commissioners a vision of what it means to provide exceptional commissioner service to Scout units throughout the council. Administrative commissionersinclude the council commisioner, assistant council commisioners, districrt commisioners, and assistant district commisioner. Theri primary responsibilities are recruiting, training, guiding, and evaluating the commisioner staff.
Unit commissioners help units succeed with a good program that attracts and retains youth members. Unit commissioners are assigned to one or more units, which they coach and mentor to ensure unit success.
Roundtable commisioners are an invaluable arm of the unit service team. They create action events called roundtables or “program forums for Venturing”to present methods, skills, and ideas to help unit leaders provide interesting, fun-filled, and purposeful programs. Roundtable commissioners provide resources such as program skills and other help for unit personnel at regularly scheduled roundtables or program forums.