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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 reregisters on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.
District Commissioners are approved and appointed by the council executive board, with the concurrence of the Scout executive, on the recommendation of the district nominating committee.
District commissioners should—
- Be widely respected in the community
- Be an enthusiastic leader of adults
- Have the ability to recruit a complete team of commissioners for their districts
- Have the ability to guide and motivate commissioners to visit units regularly, identify unit needs, and help unit adults to meet needs
- Be a role model of Scouting ideals