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 they are not seen at every meeting, the influence of the Unit Commissioner is far reaching.

They consult with adult leaders, ensuring that the needs of the boys are made known above the unit level.

They inform and train adult leaders to ensure that every boy receives the many benefits of the Scouting program.

They may assist a unit, oversee 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 and it’s units.

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

For general information about Commissioners in our council, contact our Council Commissioner, Chris Coates at

You can find all available commissioner resources here.