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, Boy Scout troops and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit re-registers on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.

What does a Commissioner do?

They support adult leaders and take responsibility for solving problems. Though seen only once a month, the influence of the Boy Scout commissioner is far reaching.

They consult with adult Boy Scout leaders, ensuring that the needs of the boys are made known above the troop level.
Commissioners inform and train adult Boy Scout leaders to ensure that every boy receives the many benefits of the Scouting program.

A commissioner may oversee a unit, a roundtable, a council or an entire district, but the responsibilities are the same.

Commissioners are extremely important volunteers who ensure the success of the Boy Scouts of America.

Lead, teach, care, inspire, coach, guide and serve.


General information for and about Commissioners
Contact Doug Wiggins at
National BSA Commissioner Site