The mission of the Commissioner is to help the unit succeed and the way to accomplish this mission is through education and practical learning experiences. Just as every Scout deserves a trained leader, every unit deserves a trained Commissioner!
A trained commissioner is an effective commissioner. Training materials are being updated on a routine basis. Therefore, to stay up to date, commissioners should view learning as an important part of their entire Scouting lives.
Even though updated training materials are accessable on the BSA Commissioner Training web page, attending a college gives the opportunity for interaction with other commissioners, and a better understanding of the material during a group session.
The College provides that in-depth knowledge in all of the essential aspects of the Commissioners duties and responsibilities. The final result is a stronger and more knowledgeable commissioner corps serving the units.
The College offers the opportunity to:
- Learn the information essentials to provide the best service to scouting units
- Provide fellowship amongst the commissioner corps
- Reinforce and expand on the lessons learned during previous training
- Provide updates on commissioner service and scouting