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Do you know who your Unit Commissioner is?

Roles the Commissioner Plays

A commissioner plays several roles, including friend, representative, unit “doctor,” teacher, and counselor.

The commissioner is a friend of the unit. Of all their roles, this one is the most important. It springs from the attitude, “I care; I am here to help; what can I do for you?” Caring is the ingredient that makes commissioner service successful. He or she is an advocate of unit needs. A commissioner who makes himself known and accepted now will be called on in future times of trouble.

The commissioner is a representative. The average unit leader is totally occupied in working with kids. Some have little if any contact with the Boy Scouts of America other than a commissioner’s visit to their meeting. To them, the commissioner may be the BSA. The commissioner helps represent the ideals, the principles, and the policies of the Scouting movement.

The commissioner is a unit “doctor.” In their role as “doctor,” they know that prevention is better than a cure, so they try to see that their units make good “health practices” a way of life. When problems arise, and they will even in the best unit, they act quickly. They observe symptoms, diagnose the real ailment, prescribe a remedy, and follow up on the patient.

The commissioner is a teacher. As a commissioner, they will have a wonderful opportunity to participate in the growth of unit leaders by sharing knowledge with them. They teach not just in an academic environment, but where it counts most—as an immediate response to a need to know. That is the best adult learning situation since the lesson is instantly reinforced by practical application of the new knowledge.

The commissioner is a counselor. As a Scouting counselor, they will help units solve their own problems. Counseling is the best role when unit leaders don’t recognize a problem and where solutions are not clear-cut. Everyone needs counseling from time to time, even experienced leaders.

Commissioners are appointed by the district commissioner with the approval of the council executive board.

Commissioners should:

  • Have excellent people skills
  • ​Have a Scouting background or be fast-track learners
  • Know and practice Scouting ideals

Roundtable commissioners should:

  • Be congenial and enthusiastic performers
  • Have the ability to recruit a roundtable staff
  • Have a good Scouting program background in the program for which they will run roundtables
  • Be a good planner

Commissioner Hat Program:

  • Speak to your District Commissioner about the Council Commissioner Staff Hat program.
  • The program is open to all registered commissioners.


Crew 1 Kim Huff kimhuffdcd@gmail.com
Crew  13 Kim Huff kimhuffdcd@gmail.com
Crew 57 Kim Huff kimhuffdcd@gmail.com
Crew 360 Kim Huff kimhuffdcd@gmail.com
Crew 475 Kim Huff kimhuffdcd@gmail.com
Crew  548 Pat Bus pbus17@gmail.com
Crew 632 Vaughn Dubose vmdubose@aol.com
Crew 1044 Christy Wonson christywonson@hotmail.com
Pack  47 Sandra Davila sandradavila52@yahoo.com
Pack  52 Susan Hilley srhilley@verizon.net
Pack 161 Kim Huff kimhuffdcd@gmail.com
Pack 243 Mike Tillberg tas5959@yahoo.com
Pack 244 Susan Hilley srhilley@verizon.net
Pack 344 Kim Huff kimhuffdcd@gmail.com
Pack 434 Liz Kaiser lizzyscout@yahoo.com
Pack 548 Pat Bus pbus17@gmail.com
Pack 563 Barry Dana-Bashian barry.dana-bashian@L-3com.com
Pack 1020 Janet Dubose janet.dubose57@gmail.com
Pack 1030 Susan Hilley srhilley@verizon.net
Pack 1033 Barbara Powers barbara@brpowers.com
Pack  1036 Chris Tyler warren_c_tyler@hotmail.com
Pack 1044 Christy Wonson christywonson@hotmail.com
Pack 1485 Chris Tyler warren_c_tyler@hotmail.com
Pack 1978 Vaughn Dubose vmdubose@aol.com
Pack 1988 Barry Dana-Bashian barry.dana-bashian@L-3com.com
Pack  2121 Christy Wonson christywonson@hotmail.com
Pack 3375 Sandra Davila sandradavila52@yahoo.com
Team 161 Kim Huff kimhuffdcd@gmail.com
Team 1044 Christy Wonson christywonson@hotmail.com
Team 2121 Christy Wonson christywonson@hotmail.com
Troop 47 Sandra Davila sandradavila52@yahoo.com
Troop 57 Kim Huff kimhuffdcd@gmail.com
Troop 100 Kim Huff kimhuffdcd@gmail.com
Troop 360 Ken Pickering kenpick@swbell.net
Troop 548 Pat Bus pbus17@gmail.com
Troop 632 Vaughn Dubose vmdubose@aol.com
Troop 646 Susan Hilley srhilley@verizon.net
Troop 1020 Janet Dubose janet.dubose57@gmail.com
Troop 1033 Emily Parks-Young epy_ype@yahoo.com
Troop 1044 Christy Wonson christywonson@hotmail.com
Troop 1188 Susan Hilley srhilley@verizon.net
Troop 1199 Ed Markwardt edwithduckcreek@gmail.com
Troop 1978 Barbara Powers barbara@brpowers.com
Troop 1989 Barry Dana-Bashian barry.dana-bashian@L-3com.com
Troop 2121 Christy Wonson christywonson@hotmail.com