Unit Service

District Commissioner: Jim Rhodes Email: james.c.rhodes@gmail.com

Unit Service is the primary responsibly of the Commissioner Corps lead by our District Commissioner who works with unit commissioners that regularly visit unit and help guide and coach unit leadership to have the most successful program possible. The Journey to Excellence scorecard for your unit is a great way to gage the strength of your unit and areas that a unit commissioner could help. Commissioner also help with the annual re-charter process and helping your unit identify and fill gaps in unit leadership.

Commissioner Manuals and Resources

What is a Commissioner?

Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Scout troops and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards fo the Boy Scouts of America and oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit re-charters on time with the optimum number of youth and adult members to maintain a successful Scouting program.

Journey to Excellence Resources

The Boy Scouts of America for over one hundred years has worked to meet the aims of citizenship, leadership, charter and personal growth training to successive generations. We use different methods for each of our programs to further the movement to these aims, and success toward our aims can be measured by examining these methods at our different levels of Scouting. That is what the Journey to Excellence program works to do for each layer of Scouting by giving us measurements to self reflect on areas we can work to develop so as to have the most excellent program for our Scouts today and into the future.

Unit Resources

It’s hard to do your best when you don’t have the right tools for the job. Below are some links to resources that we hope will be helpful for your unit be it to help develop a new program plan for the year or grow your units membership. If you are looking for something specific and can’t find it using the links below don’t hesitate to reach out to your unit commissioner or a member of the field staff.