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A Council Commissioner is elected at the annual meeting of the local council after selection by the council nominating committee.
- From Commissioners
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.
The council commissioner should—
- Have the ability and proven experience to lead and meet objectives through a large structure of other people
- Become a role model of exceptional Scouting service to units throughout the council
- Be a person with a vision of how a good unit program helps youth stay in the program long enough to learn Scouting values
- Have the ability to develop a good working relationship with the Scout executive and professional staff advisor, characterized by mutual trust, mutual respect, and mutual recognition of each other's role and competency
Commissioners must not be registered simultaneously as unit leaders. Some commissioners may be registered on a unit committee because they have a son in the unit or because of previous personal history in the unit, but their principle Scouting obligation should be with commissioner responsibilities. Commissioners may be currently registered in only one commissioner position.
The Council Commissioner appoints and supervises Assistant Council Commissioners.