District Commissioner's Meeting
The District Commissioner's meeting is held monthly to provide continuing training for Unit Commissioners and ongoing communications between the District Staff and Unit Commissioners in an effort to support units in delivering a quality Scouting program. The objective of the District Commissioner's meeting is to give Unit Commissioners updated information on policy, events, and training opportunities to pass along to the units they serve, as well as a venue to request assistance in providing intensive support to units that may be struggling. These meetings also provide an opportunity to network and fellowship with other Unit Commissioners and Scouters.
6:30-7:30 PM, 3rd Wednesday of every Month at LDS Church, 1275 Timberwood Blvd, Charlottesville
Contact Ray Ezell, District Commissioner for more information at telephone: 540-907-5994.
All Commissioners are encouraged to attend
Commissioners are district Scouters who help Boy Scout, Cub Scout, Venturing, and Explorer units succeed. They coach and mentor adult leaders, help maintain the standards of the BSA, and assist with unit charter renewals. Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts, created the position of Commissioner. In the BSA, Commissioners have been with Scouting from the very beginning in 1910.
As experienced scout leaders, Commissioners help with unit committees, leader training, special needs, and recruiting, among other unit needs. They will work with your unit to determine ways to help you offer an outstanding Scouting program.
We are currently recruiting experienced Scouters to serve as Unit Commissioners. There are approximately 15 vacant unit commissioner positions in Monticello District. We have vacancies in Green, Madison, Albemarle, Orange, Louisa, and Fluvanna Counties. Because of this Commissioner shortage, many units needing commissioner assistance are unable to get it. Being a Unit Commissioner is a very rewarding experience. Unit Commissioners receive the proper training to do their job, meet as a group monthly, and have the opportunity to directly influence the success of many Scout units. This is an ideal job for any Eagle Scout or Woodbadge candidate, an underused ASM, or a Committee Member. They will come back to your Unit far better able to assist you.
Contact the District Commissioner, Ray Ezell for more information about volunteering in the Commissioner Service. You’ll be glad you did!