Role of the Commissioner
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....read more
Four important books guide the service of commissioners and their professional staff advisors in the Boy Scouts of America. The current manuals are undergoing a revision. The new format will be in the form of modules or topic chapters. These will be posted electronically on the Commissioner website and will contain links to other electronic sources. Commissioners will be able to create their own ebooks with the chapters they need. A suggested collection list will be posted by position. Keep an eye out for announcement of new modules due out by the end of the year. Obtain the latest revision from your local council Scout shop or from National Supply Division , 1-800-323-0732.
For all Commissioners
Commissioner Fieldbook for Unit Service , No. 33621
Consider this handy book the commissioner's best friend, the book every commissioner should own. It's packed with essential information on commissioner style, commissioner lifesaving, commissioner responsibilities, and dozens of other topics on providing unit service. It's the definitive reference on unit charter renewal. Download the Commissioner Field
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