National Commissioner

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National Commissioner

The national commissioner is an officer of the national council and a member of the National Executive Board whose duties are set forth in the bylaws of the National Council. The national commissioner provides leadership to all regional commissioners in the areas of membership, unit charter renewal, and training in support of commissioner service. The role of the national commissioner is to serve as the morale officer of the program.

The national commissioner shall:

  • Serve as a member of the National Key 3.
  • Work closely with all regional commissioners in providing quality commissioner service throughout the country in support of local councils.
  • Supervise the activities of commissioner service, give leadership to regional commissioners, and preside at any meetings of the regional commissioners.
  • Support the efforts to recruit commissioners at all levels of the organization in support of local councils.
  • Encourage communications between regional, area, and council commissioners to ensure that all councils provide opportunities for immediate commissioner orientation, frequent basic training, and monthly learning experiences for all commissioners.
  • Support councils in improving unit-to-commissioner ratios, monthly unit visits, retention of youth and units, and progress toward achieving Journey to Excellence Performance Award status.
  • Maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America and uphold all national policies.
  • Provide direction and support to regional commissioners working with local councils especially related to the membership validation process, unit charter renewal.
  • Conduct and track unit visits, counsel support related to how to handle particular situations, recruit and train a full staff of commissioners, and support the annual commitment and achievement of the Journey to Excellence Performance Award by regions, areas, and councils.
  • Work with the National Council president to secure the help of national, regional, and area committees in meeting local council needs.

The national commissioner reports on the status of commissioner service to the National Executive Board regularly:

  • Inspirational stories about successes in local councils.
  • Status of each council in qualifying as a Journey to Excellence Performance Award Council, as it relates to unit visits by commissioners, and the recruiting and training of more commissioners.
  • Rechartering percentage of units to date, by council and area.
  • Retention percentage of youth and units, by council and area.
  • Current ratio of units to registered unit commissioners by council.

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