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District Operations Resources

A district is a geographical section of a council, determined by the council executive board.

Each district is led by a district committee. District leaders mobilize resources to ensure the growth and success of units within the district’s territory. All districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions: membership, finance, program, and unit service.

  • The membership function strives for growth through the organization of new Scouting units and growth through new members joining existing units.
  • The finance function sees that the district provides its share of funds to the total council operating budget.
  • The program function concentrates on helping Scouting units with camp promotion; special activities, including community service; training adult volunteers; and youth advancement and recognition.
  • The unit service function provides direct coaching and consultation by district volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit.

The membership, finance, and program functions are carried out by members of the district committee. The unit service function is carried out by the district commissioner staff. The district chairman is a member of the council executive board. The district commissioner meets with the council commissioner and other district commissioners on a regular basis.

The chairman of each district operating committee may be a member of the corresponding council committee. The district chairman, one or more vice chairmen, and district members at large are elected by the district committee from a slate agreed upon and presented by the district’s nominating committee.

DOWNLOADS

File NameDescriptionDownload
District Chairman GuidebookGuidebook for
District Chairs
Handbook for District OperationsGuide to District Operations Download
Activites & Civic Service Committee Guidebook for Activities & Civic Service Download
District Committee Job ProfilesSample job profile templates Download
District Committee Volunteer Duties CardsDistrict Responsibility Cards Download
District Nominating Committee WorksheetWorksheet for the District Nominating Committtee Download
Selecting District PeopleRecruiting district volunteers Download
District Self-Evaluation GuideGuide for conducting District Self-Evaluation Download
Staging Recognition MeetingsGuide to planning meetings Download
The Chartered Organization RepresentativeChartered organization representative guide Download
The DistrictHow the district carries out the mission of the council. Download
Leadership Training CommitteeGuidebook for Leadership Training Committee Download
Outdoor Programs CommitteeGuidebook for Outdoor Programs Committee Download
Guide to Leader TrainingOvervew of BSA Leader Training Download
Advancement & Recognition CommitteeGuidebook for Advancement & Recognition Committee Download
District Fund Development CommitteeGuidebook for District Finance Committee Download
Membership Committee GuideGuidebook for District Membership Committee Download

DISTRICT OPERATIONS

CONTACT

Patrick Grace
VP of District Operations
P:  603-000-0000
E:  pgrace@metrocast.net

Tom Trafton
Director of Field Service
P:  603-625-6431, Ext. 109
E:  tom.trafton@scouting.org

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DISTRICT NOMINATING COMMITTEE PROCESS

HIGHLIGHTS OF DISTRICT OPERATIONS (PART 1)

HIGHLIGHTS OF DISTRICT OPERATIONS (PART 2)

DISTRICT KEY 3 ORIENTATION (PART 1)

DISTRICT KEY 3 ORIENTATION (PART 2)