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A [[District Commissioner]], Assistant District Commissioner, Roundtable Commissioner or [[Unit Commissioner]] may earn the Arrowhead Honor.
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A [[District Commissioner]], [[District_Commissioner#Assistant_District_Commissioner|Assistant District Commissioner]], [[Roundtable Commissioner]] or [[Unit Commissioner]] may earn the '''Arrowhead Honor''', which is for commissioners who exhibit quality performance and leadership.
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The Arrowhead Honor is to be worn on the left sleeve of the Commissioner’s uniform immediately below the Council Strip.
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{{quote-source|Arrowhead Honor, cloth, No. 00933, commissioner only, left sleeve on long-sleeved shirts. For short-sleeved shirt, the commissioner badge of office may be moved <nowiki>[</nowiki>up<nowiki>]</nowiki> to touch the council shoulder emblem (to accommodate the Arrowhead Honor award). Worn only with a commissioner badge of office.|[[Insignia Guide]], #33066}}
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The Arrowhead Honor is worn immediately below the commissioner's badge of office.
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Revision as of 22:16, January 31, 2013

Arrowhead Honor

Arrowhead Honor
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Level:Commissioner


A District Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, Roundtable Commissioner or Unit Commissioner may earn the Arrowhead Honor, which is for commissioners who exhibit quality performance and leadership.

Arrowhead Honor, cloth, No. 00933, commissioner only, left sleeve on long-sleeved shirts. For short-sleeved shirt, the commissioner badge of office may be moved [up] to touch the council shoulder emblem (to accommodate the Arrowhead Honor award). Worn only with a commissioner badge of office.
Insignia Guide, #33066

The Arrowhead Honor is worn immediately below the commissioner's badge of office.


Arrowhead Honor requirements

Unit Commissioner

Training

  • Current Youth protection
  • Unit Commissioner Orientation
  • Unit Commissioner Basic Training

Unit Service

  1. Contact each assigned unit at least 6 times during a 12‐month period.
  2. If appropriate, work with your Assistant District Commissioner or District Commissioner to identify the need for more frequent contacts, focusing on new, at risk, and priority needs units.    
  3. Log all contacts in Commissioner Tools.

Journey to Excellence

  1. Complete at least two Detailed Assessments for each assigned unit. The Detailed Assessment should be one of the 6 required contacts, per 12‐month period.
  2. Using the Detailed Assessment, guide each assigned unit in developing a Unit Service Plan specific to their needs.

Linking unit needs to district operating committee resources

  1. Coordinate or assist a unit by linking them to the District Operating Committee, either to fill a unit need or to introduce them to some segment of the committee as a possible resource.
  2. Attend at least 6 of your District Commissioner’s monthly staff meetings.
  3. Review progress of your units at commissioner staff meetings and lead a topic of discussion at one of your District Commissioner’s monthly staff meetings.

Support timely charter renewal

  1. Deliver assistance to a unit in such a way that it results in an accurate, on‐time charter renewal.
  2. Help a unit resolve charter renewal issues in accordance with local council procedures.
  3. Participate in a charter presentation OR demonstrate a charter presentation to fellow commissioners OR participate in a Journey to Excellence recognition ceremony.

Continuing Education

  1. Attend at least one College of Commissioner Science, Commissioner Conference or equivalent advanced training specifically designed for commissioners.
  2. Demonstrate and maintain proficiency in utilizing My.Scouting tools through monitoring and reporting on the status of all units you serve.

Roundtable Commissioners

Roundtable Commissioner

Training

  • Current Youth protection
  • Roundtable Commissioner Orientation
  • Roundtable Commissioner Basic Training

Unit Service

  1. Attend at least six District Commissioner Staff meetings during a twelve‐month period.
  2. Review current Roundtable Planning Guides and materials to ensure best practices in delivering a quality Roundtable, specific to each program audience.
  3. Develop and maintain a working knowledge of all current BSA program materials, helps and manuals to ensure that Roundtables are perceived to be a resource to all units.
  4. Recruit an adequate number of Assistant Roundtable Commissioners to ensure strong Roundtable program delivery.
  5. Lead your Assistant Roundtable Commissioners in preparing an annual Roundtable plan and detailed calendar.
  6. Ensure execution of the annual Roundtable Plan.
  7. Ensure that all Roundtable Contacts/attendance records are updated monthly using Commissioner Tools to track program success through notes and attendance.
  8. Review attendance quarterly at District Commissioner Staff meetings, quarterly Roundtable gatherings or other Roundtable improvement strategy meetings set up by the District/Council.
  9. Work with Assistant Roundtable Commissioners to develop and implement an overall attendance improvement plan using SMART goals. Review plan with the Assistant District Commissioner – Roundtable or District Commissioner.
  10. Participate in or serve on faculty for at least one College of Commissioner Science, Commissioner Conference, or equivalent advanced training specifically designed for Roundtable Commissioners.

Assistant Roundtable Commissioner

Training

  • Current Youth protection
  • Assistant Roundtable Commissioner Orientation
  • Roundtable Commissioner Basic Training

Unit Service

  1. Review and discuss with the Roundtable Commissioner the current Roundtable Planning or Venturing Program Forum Guides.
  2. Review and discuss with the Roundtable Commissioner current BSA program materials specific to their role, such as Leader Guides, Program Features, Den Handbooks, Ceremonies, or other program helps.
  3. Actively assist in six Roundtables and conduct at least two opening activities or opening ceremonies.
  4. Using the Roundtable Tab in Commissioner Tools enter at least two Roundtable Contacts. Document the program delivered and track attendance for those meetings.
  5. Assist the Roundtable Commissioner in conducting a successful Roundtable attendance promotion project.
  6. Conduct or be responsible for a major project, presentation or demonstration at two Roundtables.
  7. Assist Roundtable Commissioner in recruiting presenters.
  8. Assist Roundtable Commissioner as a member of the yearly Roundtable Planning conference for the district.
  9. Attend at least one College of Commissioner Science, Commissioner Conference or equivalent advanced training specifically designed for Roundtable Commissioners.

District Commissioners

District Commissioner

Training

  • Current Youth protection
  • District Commissioner Orientation
  • District Commissioner Basic Training

Unit Service

  1. Chair at least six District Commissioner staff meetings.
  2. At each Commissioner Staff meeting review progress of new units, at‐risk units, and units with priority needs.
  3. Develop and implement a plan to track and hold your unit commissioners accountable for Unit Service Plans, meaningful unit Contacts, and service.
  4. Establish goals for commissioners who address special needs in the District. Review these goals at least quarterly, more often if needed.
  5. Work with your Council Commissioner or Assistant Council Commissioner to evaluate all commissioners you mentor.
  6. Ensure that Commissioner recognition programs are utilized within the council.

Support unit growth through the Journey to Excellence criteria

  1. Working with your District Key 3, develop a calendar that assists in planning dedicated commissioner assignments for all new units.
  2. Develop and put into action a suitable plan to increase the number of unit serving commissioners, focusing on new units, at‐risk units, and units with priority needs.

Link unit needs to district operating committees

  1. Attend at least six District Committee staff meetings over a 12‐month period and report on new units, units at risk, and other unit priority needs.
  2. Participate in at least 6 District Key 3 meetings over a 12‐month period. Report on unit successes and needs.
  3. Introduce all new unit commissioners and commissioners dedicated to serving at risk units and units with priority needs to the District Committee.

Support timely charter renewal

  1. Develop a strategy within your district that communicates and improves the need for timely charter renewal.

Continuing Education

  1. Attend at least one College of Commissioner Science, Commissioner Conference or equivalent advanced training specifically designed for commissioners.
  2. Demonstrate and maintain proficiency in utilizing My.Scouting tools and the Journey to Excellence Dashboard and Finish Line reports.

Assistant District Commissioner

Training

  • Current Youth protection
  • Assistant District Commissioner Orientation
  • Assistant District Commissioner Basic Training

Unit Service Provide leadership, or assist in chairing, at least one District Commissioner staff meeting.

  1. Provide personal coaching for the commissioners you mentor. Report on these at District Commissioner Staff meetings.
  2. Assist the District Commissioner in developing and tracking Contact history and Unit Service Plans in Commissioner Tools for all unit commissioners.
  3. Working with your District Commissioner, establish goals for your commissioner role that address needs in the district. Review your goals with the District Commissioner at least quarterly, more often if needed.

Support unit growth through the Journey to Excellence criteria

  1. Assist the District Commissioner in recruiting unit commissioners to fill specific needs within your district.
  2. Assist the District Commissioner in orienting and assigning new commissioners.

Link unit needs to district operating committees

  1. Attend 2 District Committee Meetings within a 12‐month period and assist the District Commissioner in reporting on new units, units at risk, and other unit priority needs.
  2. Assist all assigned Unit Commissioners in linking resources – either to fill specific unit needs or to introduce them to some segment of the District Committee as a resource.

Support timely charter renewal

  1. Deliver assistance to Unit Commissioners to support timely charter renewal.
  2. Support Charter Renewal training as needed.

Continuing Education

  1. Attend at least one College of Commissioner Science, Commissioner Conference or equivalent advanced training specifically designed for commissioners.
  2. Demonstrate and maintain proficiency in utilizing My.Scouting tools and the Journey to Excellence Dashboard and Finish Line reports.

Assistant District Commissioner -- Roundtable

Training

  • Current Youth protection
  • Assistant District Commissioner -- Roundtable Orientation
  • Roundtable Commissioner Basic Training

Unit Service

  1. Assist the District Commissioner with recruiting an adequate number of Roundtable Commissioners and Assistant Roundtable Commissioners to ensure strong Roundtable program delivery.
  2. Attend District Roundtables regularly so that program delivery can be assessed. Give feedback to the Roundtable Commissioner.
  3. Serve as a moderator or greeter for at least two Roundtables during a twelve‐month period.
  4. Review the training status of all Roundtable Commissioners to ensure they have completed training for their positions.
  5. Ensure that the Roundtable Commissioner and Assistant Roundtable Commissioners participate in an annual Roundtable Planning Event that utilizes appropriate national program materials.
  6. Review Roundtable attendance with Roundtable Commissioner, help set goals and assist with development of an attendance improvement plan.
  7. Ensure that the Roundtable Commissioner and Assistant Roundtable Commissioners use Commissioner Tools to record Roundtable Contacts, attendance, and track program success.
  8. Build a plan to improve the use of technology to (choose 2):
    a. Promote Roundtable attendance
    b. Enhance Roundtable programs
    c. Disseminate Roundtable materials to empower all units
  9. Promote Roundtable at a minimum of two district events and in two district newsletters or web‐based articles.
  10. Participate in and serve on faculty for at least one College of Commissioner Science, Commissioner Conference or equivalent advanced training specifically designed for Roundtable Commissioners.

Council Commissioners

Council Commissioner

Training

  • Current Youth protection
  • Council Commissioner Orientation
  • Council Commissioner Basic Training

Unit Service

  1. Chair a minimum of six council commissioner meetings (staff or cabinet meetings, council wide commissioner meetings, etc.) during a 12‐month period.
  2. Recruit enough Assistant Council Commissioners to support the unit service efforts of the council. Create position descriptions as needed.
  3. Instruct District Commissioners in recruiting and unit assignment techniques. Counsel them in developing their staff to provide an adequate succession plan.
  4. Develop a method that communicates and tracks all unit assignments utilizing My.Scouting tools and the Unit Performance Guide, paying particular attention to dedicated commissioners.
  5. Ensure that commissioner recognition programs are utilized within the council

Support unit growth through the Journey to Excellence criteria

  1. Review each District’s Journey to Excellence performance at least quarterly.
  2. Focusing on the Unit Service aspects of the Council’s Journey to Excellence, support improvement efforts as a member of the Council Key 3.

Link unit needs to Council operating committees (as applicable)

  1. Assist assigned Districts by linking them to Council Operations, either to fill a need or to introduce them to possible resources.
  2. Share best practices between Districts on any of the following: recruiting, retaining or training commissioners, and effective use of Commissioner Tools.

Support timely charter renewal (as applicable)

  1. Ensure that the council has adequate processes in place to ensure timely and accurate charter renewal.

Continuing Education

  1. Ensure that training opportunities exist for the commissioner corps that covers the commissioner training continuum, such as Basic training, College of Commissioner Science or other advanced training or planning conferences.
  2. Demonstrate and maintain proficiency in utilizing My.Scouting tools and the Journey to Excellence Dashboard and Finish Line reports.

Assistant Council Commissioner

Training

  • Current Youth protection
  • Assistant Council Commissioner Orientation
  • Assistant Council Commissioner Basic Training

Unit Service

  1. Attend and actively participate at a minimum of six Council Commissioner meetings (staff or cabinet meetings, council wide commissioner meetings, etc.) during a 12‐month period.
  2. Working with the Council Commissioner, establish SMART goals for your specific commissioner role that addresses needs of the council. Review these goals at least quarterly, more frequently if needed.

Support unit growth through the Journey to Excellence criteria (as applicable)

  1. Review each District’s Journey to Excellence performance at least quarterly.
  2. Focusing on the Unit Service aspects of the Council’s Journey to Excellence, support improvement efforts.

Link unit needs to Council operating committees (as applicable)

  1. Assist assigned Districts by linking them to Council Operations, either to fill a need or to introduce them to possible resources.
  2. Share best practices between Districts on any of the following: recruiting, retaining or training commissioners, and effective use of Commissioner Tools.

Support timely charter renewal (as applicable)

  1. Ensure that assigned districts are aware of and utilize available processes to ensure timely and accurate charter renewal.

Continuing Education

  1. Ensure that training opportunities exist for the commissioner corps that covers the commissioner training continuum, such as Basic training, College of Commissioner Science or other advanced training or planning conferences.
  2. Demonstrate and maintain proficiency in utilizing My.Scouting tools and the Journey to Excellence Dashboard and Finish Line reports.

Assistant Council Commissioner -- Roundtable

Training

  • Current Youth protection
  • Assistant Council Commissioner -- Roundtable Orientation
  • Roundtable Commissioner Basic Training

Unit Service

  1. Provide coaching to assigned districts regarding the selection and recruitment of Roundtable personnel.
  2. Maintain contact with all assigned Roundtable commissioners and make regular visits to evaluate the programs presented.
  3. Promote training of all Roundtable Commissioners by reviewing status regularly and sharing the results with the Council Commissioner.
  4. Utilize current National program materials to conduct an annual planning session for all Roundtable Commissioners. Conduct quarterly or semi‐annual follow‐up meetings to assess progress and make necessary adjustments.
  5. Ensure that districts use Commissioner Tools to record Roundtable Contacts, attendance, and track program success.
  6. Ensure that the districts improve the use of technology to:
    a. Promote Roundtable attendance
    b. Enhance Roundtable programs
    c. Disseminate Roundtable materials to empower all units
  7. Review Roundtable attendance regularly with assigned districts and encourage development and implementation of improvement plans.
  8. Promote Roundtable at a minimum of two council events and in two council newsletters or web‐based articles.
  9. Participate in and serve on faculty for at least one College of Commissioner Science, Commissioner Conference or equivalent advanced training specifically designed for Roundtable Commissioners.

Area Commissioner

Training

  • Current Youth protection
  • Area Commissioner Orientation
  • Area Commissioner Basic Training

Unit Service

  1. Contact each assigned Council Commissioner at least 2 times during a 12‐month period.
  2. As appropriate, share your discussions with the Area President, Area Director and Regional Commissioner.
  3. Promote and encourage training for Council Commissioners within the Area.

Support Council growth through the Journey to Excellence

  1. Review each Council’s Journey to Excellence report at least quarterly.
  2. Focusing on the Unit Service aspects of the Council’s Journey to Excellence, support each Council’s improvement efforts.

Link Council needs to Area operating committees

  1. Coordinate with or assist a Council by linking them to the Area Operating Committee, either to fill a need or to introduce them to some segment of the committee as a possible resource.
  2. Share best practices between Councils on, but not limited to the following: recruiting, retaining or training commissioners and effective use of Commissioner Tools. #Share successes or challenges of your Councils’ Commissioner Corps at Area Key 3 meetings to keep the Area leadership informed.

Support timely charter renewal

  1. Participate in a Council charter presentation or Board review of an assigned Council.

Continuing Education

  1. Support at least one College of Commissioner Science, Commissioner Conference, or equivalent advanced training specifically designed for commissioners within your Area.
  2. Review your visits to these Commissioner Colleges and Conferences with the Area Director and Area President.

Regional Commissioner

Training

  • Current Youth protection
  • Regional Commissioner Orientation
  • Regional Commissioner Basic Training

Unit Service

  1. Contact each assigned Area Commissioner at least 2 times during a 12‐month period.
  2. As appropriate, share your discussions with the Regional President and Regional Director.

Support Area growth through the Journey to Excellence

  1. Review each Area’s Journey to Excellence report at least quarterly.
  2. Focusing on the Unit Service aspects of the Area’s Journey to Excellence, support assigned Area’s improvement efforts.

Link Areas needs to Regional Operating Committees

  1. Coordinate with or assist Areas by linking them to the Regional Operating Committee, either to fill a need or to introduce them to some segment of the committee as a possible resource.
  2. Share best practices between Areas and Councils on, but not limited to the following: recruiting, retaining or training commissioners and effective use of Commissioner Tools.
  3. Share successes or challenges of your Region’s Commissioner Corps at Regional Key 3 meetings to keep the Regional leadership informed.

Support timely charter renewal

  1. Participate in a Council charter presentation or Board review of an assigned Council.

Continuing Education

  1. Support at least three Colleges of Commissioner Science, Commissioner Conferences, or equivalent
  2. Review your visits to these Commissioner Colleges and Conferences with the Regional Director and Regional President.

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