Commissioner Resources

As commissioners, we share the BSA’s mission: To prepare youth to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Eastern New England College of Commissioner Science

Join us on Saturday, April 1, 2023 for the Eastern New England College of Commissioner Science at Saint Margaret School in Burlington, MA. Registration is opening soon. Download the Save the Date flyer below for more information.


Upcoming Online College of Commissioner Science Workshops


December 19, 2022 – MCS-316 The Unit Service Plan

Contact Us

John Arico

Council Commissioner

Deric Wertz

Director of Field Services/COO

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Our Vision

Every member of the BSA has a great Scouting experience. 

Our Objectives

  1. Supporting unit growth and retention through the journey to excellence.
  2. Contacting units and capturing in commissioner tools their strengths, needs, and a unit service plan that enables continuing improvement.
  3. Linking unit needs to district operating committee and other resources.
  4. Supporting timely unit, district, and council charter renewals.
  5. Supporting unit leaders by collecting and distributing information, enabling program training, and providing networking opportunities.

Our Goals

  1. Enable an increased number of traditional units.
  2. Enable the retention rate of traditional units.
  3. Enable implementation of a unit service plan through collaborative detailed assessments and an increased number of significant unit contacts.

Our Methods

  1. The UPG Methodology
  2. New Member Coordinators
  3. Unit Key 3
  4. The Unit Service Plan
  5. Journey to Excellence
  6. My.Scouting Tools (Including Commissioner Tools)
  7. Continuous Recruiting
  8. Assigning Resources to Greatest Needs