The Commissioner is the liaison between the Stonewall Jackson Area Council and our Packs, Troops, Crews, and Charter Organizations. 

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The Commissioner's mission is to keep units operating at maximum efficiency, maintain regular contact with unit leaders, coach leaders on where to find assistance, note weaknesses in programs, and suggest remedies so as to foster strong and health units. The commissioner is successful when units effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members.

Commissioner resources can be found on the National Scouting Commissioners website.

Commissioner Service Leadership in the Stonewall Jackson Area Council

Council Commissioner: Tom Carter

District Commissioners

Massanutten District: Charles King

Monticello District: Ray Ezell

Southern District: Tom Greenwood

Valley District: Robert Ferency-Viars 


Roles the Commissioner Plays
The Commissioner Staff is meant to be a guide and friend for all adult members of a unit. They are the Scouters that have been down the path before, and they are there to help you give your boys the best possible experience in Scouting.

Make sure you invite your Commissioner to everything this year and review your Unit JTE Scorecard monthly, they want to help and are looking for you to use their services.

If you don't know your Commissioner, contact your District Commissioner and he will square you away

Upcoming Commissioner Colleges

Commissioner Basic Training

The only reason for having Commissioners is to help units succeed. A unit is the basic structure operated by a chartered organization to deliver the program of the Boy Scouts of America to youth members. The BSA works with and through the chartered organization to serve youth. It is important that the chartered organization and its units be served effectively by the Commissioner. Unless Scouting units are strong and efficient, the program won’t reach the boy. No matter how well organized the council and district, the program delivery system stalls or fails with weak units. From Commissioner Fieldbook for Unit Service Commissioner Basic Training will provide you with the tools to become an effective Commissioner to the units you serve.