The commissioner is the liaison between the Coastal Plains District and our Scouting units. The commissioner’s mission is to keep units operating at maximum efficiency, maintain regular contact with unit leaders, counsel 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.
Roles the Commissioner Plays
A commissioner plays several roles, including friend, representative, unit “doctor,” teacher, and counselor. The commissioner is a friend of the unit. Of all their roles, this one is the most important. It springs from the attitude, “I care, I am here to help, what can I do for you?” Caring is the ingredient that makes commissioner service successful. He or she is an advocate of unit needs. A commissioner who makes himself known and accepted now will be called on in future times of trouble. If you would like to be considered for Commissioner Service, download the Recruitment Flyer and the Application for Commissioner Service. Send the completed application to the District Commissioner listed at the bottom of this page.
Journey to Excellence
“Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s new council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is replacing the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.
Unit Requirements, Frequently Asked Questions, and other support documents are available on the BSA national website.
Roundtables are a part of the Commissioner Service to the units of our district. Resources are available on the Roundtables menu item to the left of this page.