Commissioners are district Scouters who help Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and Explorer units succeed. They coach and mentor adult leaders, help maintain the standards of the BSA, and assist with unit charter renewals. Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts, created the position of Commissioner. In the Boy Scouts of America, Commissioners have been with Scouting from the very beginning in 1910.
As experienced Scout Leaders, Commissioners help with unit committees, leader training, special needs, and recruiting, among other unit needs. They will work with a unit to determine ways to help offer an outstanding Scouting program. We are currently recruiting experienced Scouters to serve as Unit Commissioners in the Mountaineer Area Council. We have vacancies in both Pierpont & Monongahela – Preston Districts. Because of the Commissioner shortage, many units needing assistance are unable to get it.
Being a Unit Commissioner is a very rewarding experience. Unit Commissioners receive training to do their job, meet as a group monthly, and have the opportunity to directly influence the success of Scout Units. This is an ideal job for any Eagle Scout, Wood Badge candidate, underused Assistant Scoutmaster, or a Committee Member.
"A Scout is helpful. A Scout cares about other people. He helps others without expecting payment or reward." - The Boy Scout Handbook
Please contact one of the following for more information about volunteering in the Commissioner Service:
, H) 304-366-1851
, H) 304-368-1998, C) 304-677-9601
, H) 304-864-5692, C) 304-288-3792
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