Unit Service

District Commissioner: Beth Curtiss
E-mail address: bcurtiss59@gmail.com

What is a District Commissioner?

A District Commissioner is responsible to the District Chair and Council Commissioner.

Position Responsibilities: Printable factsheet [PDF]

  1. Responsible for upholding and supporting the rules, policies, and regulations of our council and the Boy Scouts of America.
  2. In cooperation with the District Executive, recruit, train and give leadership to the following commissioners:
    1. Assistant District Commissioners – approximately one for every fifteen units
    2. District Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner and staff
    3. District Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner and staff
    4. Unit Commissioners, through assistant District Commissioners, at a ratio of one Unit Commissioner for every three units
  3. Develop an annual service plan with the District Executive for Unit Commissioners, which provides the basis for written, monthly assignments for unit visits.
  4. Oversee charter renewal process to ensure on time registration. Promote the meeting of Journey to Excellence criteria by units, through year round Unit Commissioner visits.
  5. With the District Executive and Roundtable Commissioners, prepare a Roundtable annual plan that includes district and council communications to units.
  6. Support and, where possible, assist with council-approved commissioner activities (i.e. Commissioner training, Commissioner Conference).
  7. With the District Executive and District Chair, give leadership toward achieving the national Journey to Excellence District Award, by helping units earn the unit Journey to Excellence awards

What is an Assistant District Commissioner?

An Assistant District Commissioner is responsible to the District Commissioner.

Position Responsibilities: Printable factsheet [PDF]

  1. Responsible for upholding and supporting the policies, programs and methods of our council and the Boy Scouts of America.
  2. Recruits, ensures training, and manages a staff of three to five Unit Commissioners, in cooperation with the District Commissioner.
  3. Ensures monthly unit contact and completion of assignments for 100% of units in your service area. Where a Unit Commissioner vacancy exists, personally complete unit contact assignment to ensure unit service.
  4. Reports status of Unit Commissioners’ units to District Commissioner and turns in assignment completion reports monthly. This includes knowledge of each unit’s progress toward earning Quality Unit, by use of a simple progress check sheet.
  5. Attends monthly District Commissioner’s staff meeting and promotes team’s attendance.
  6. Attends monthly Roundtables.
  7. Manages charter renewal procedures and promotes the Quality Unit award for the units in your service area.
  8. In cooperation with the District Executive and District Commissioner, attains quality district goals related to commissioner service.

Assistant District Commissioners by County with units they help listed

Forms and Resources (For Commissioners AND Units)

Building Stronger Units!

That's what unit Service is all about, providing the resources to ensure a strong Scouting Program.
Visit the council resources page at http://www.crossroadsbsa.org/resources/