Commissioner Role

Commissioners Role

Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.


Unit commissioners provide guidance and advice for the packs, troops, teams, or crews they are assigned to serve.  If you are interested in serving as a unit commissioner, please contact your district commissioner or district executive.

Commissioner Manual and Resources

The previous Commissioner manuals have been replaced with a series of PDF documents.  Each manual module has several subtopics within the document.  There is no provision for printing the information in book form.  This format provides commissioners the opportunity to create their own hard copy book, or an ebook for tablet, phone or other digital  device. 

The three previous commissioner manuals are now obsolete: Commissioner Field Book for Unit Service, Administration of Commissioner Service and Council Commissioner Manual.

The Unit Performance Guide is still a relevant publication. The modules will be updated as information changes.