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Commissioner Resources

Commissioner Resources

National Commissioners Podcast

Learn important Scouting tips and lessons from the National Scouting Commissioner via his Podcasts.


Recording Your Unit Visits

You should record your unit visits within the My.Scouting tool, Commissioner Tools.  With regular and consistent use, this system can provide each commissioner an "at-a-glance" overview of recent visits. a history of communications with each unit, and which units need timely and consistent support.


Unit Online Advancement and Service Instructions

Unit Online Advancement and Service Codes (contact your District Excecutive)

Unit Commissioner Worksheets

When a Commissioner visits a unit, they look for those elements that a quality program is bring provided.  A Unit Commissioner uses these forms after they visit, not as they are visiting.  These are not a unit inspections, but a unit evaluation to help unit leaders make their programs better.

Uniform Insignia Guides 

Cub Scout and Boy Scout Insignia Guides


Applications for Membership and other forms.

You never know when a leader will ask if you have an application form. Below is the single version youth and adult applicaton for all BSA programs.

BSA Commissioner Resources

BSA Commissioner Home

If you are new to the ranks of being a Commissioner, the first place you'll want to visit on the web is the Official BSA Commissioners website. When you visit, make sure to click on the "Other Commissioner Resources" link on the left.  You'll find a lot of downloadable forms that you'll need.

Basic Commissioner Manuals and Other Resources

A complete listing of commissioner manuals are available to Commissioners.  Manuals electronically at Commissioner Manuals and Resources or can be ordered through the BSA National Supply catalog and BSA Scout Shops.

The Commissioner

The Commissioner is a quarterly Newsletter for Commissioners at all levels from Unit Commissioners through Council Commissioners.  The newsletters are in PDF format for easy download and viewing.


Unofficial Commissioner Resources

NetCommish (a U.S. Scouting Service Project website) NetCommish offers extensive training information and resources for Commissioners.  There you'll find PowerPoint presentations on saving units, College of Commissioner Science courses, Basic Training Syllabus info, Troop Committee Challenges, Charter Agreements, Scouting for the Disabled, and much more.  The presentations are shared by other Scouters serving in commissioner roles in their home councils.

Ask Andy features Commissioners advice to real Scouting questions.  Andy is a real life Commissioner who answers questions sent in by fellow Scouters and has a Facebook group 

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