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

Date Course Registration
December 19, 2022 MCS 316 - The Unit Service Plan CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
January 23, 2023 BCS 112 - Recruiting Unit Commissioners CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
February 27, 2023 CED 712 - Roster Mining for Recruiting CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
March 27, 2023 MCS 312 - Recruiting the 21st Century Volunteer CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
April 24, 2023 BCS 105 - Resolving Common Unit Issues CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
May 22, 2023 BCS 107 - Journey to Excellence CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
June 26, 2023 MCS 303 - Managing Unit Service at the District Level CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
July 24, 2023 BCS 106 - Coaching Leaders CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
August 28, 2023 MCS 306 - Mentoring Skills CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
September 25, 2023 BCS 114 - Understanding & Communicating with Today's Leaders CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
October 23, 2023 MCS 315 - Effective Unit Service in Rural Communities CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
November 27, 2023 BCS 116 - Collaborative Assessments CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
December 18, 2023 MCS 316 - The Unit Service Plan CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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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