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  • Have slide on screen as people gather. Have Chalk-board and DVD/TV set up. Have registration table ready with training roll and registration forms. If they are not registered as a Commissioner, have them fill out registration form. Next Slide.
  • Clarification of common questions answered on next several slides.
  • Provide help as needed. Example application coming up.
  • More clarification.
  • No unit information needed, including signatures of committee chair and chartered organization representative, as this if for district service.
  • Details for Primary Counselor and President.
  • Example for Primary President.
  • Disclosure/Authorization Form.
  • Make sure each participant obtains a copy of the Fieldbook.
  • Discuss if needed.
  • Discuss if needed.
  • The first two handbooks are LDS. The next two are BSA.
  • The first two handbooks are LDS. The next two are BSA.
  • The first two handbooks are LDS. The next two are BSA.
  • What is it that should be at the center of all our efforts? The Boys and Young Men.
  • What is it that should be at the center of all our efforts? The Boys and Young Men.
  • What is a commission? Means ‘To bring together’ or ‘to send to someone.’ So, Commission is to have authority from someone to to bring together a group for a specific reason. What is a Commissioner? Someone given authority from someone else to represent them. How does one receive a ‘commission?’ So, What is a Unit Commissioner? Someone given authority to represent the Boy Scouts of America to the Unit. Or, to bring them together. The Unit Commissioner is the only person given the authority to represent the BSA to a unit. The Unit Commissioner receives a commission by volunteering and finishing the Basic Training Course.
  • Briefly review the learning objectives of this first session.
  • Three common Aims of Scouting are found in each Family of Scouting. The M ethods of Scouting vary for each age group or Family of Scouting. The methods in each part of the program reinforce the aims of the movement as applied to the characteristics and needs of the youth served.
  • Three common Aims of Scouting are found in each Family of Scouting. The M ethods of Scouting vary for each age group or Family of Scouting. The methods in each part of the program reinforce the aims of the movement as applied to the characteristics and needs of the youth served.
  • Discuss each of these as needed.
  • Have someone read the commissioner concept for the group.
  • The mission of a commissioner is To keep units operating at maximum efficiency maintain regular contact with unit leaders counsel with leaders on where to find assistance note weaknesses in programs and suggest remedies
  • Refer to the Commissioner Fieldbook and introduce it as the single most important resource for all commissioners.
  • Refer to the Commissioner Fieldbook and introduce it as the single most important resource for all commissioners.
  • Introducing the Commissioner Quiz.
  • Allow time for reading and clarifying each question as needed.
  • Continuation.
  • The Commissioner Job Descriptions are located on the inside cover of the Boys ’ Life Program Notebooks, available at Scout Store.
  • Look these up.
  • Review what has been covered in this first section This is the end of the part 1. Commissioners are to visit a unit and report back at the next meeting.

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  • 1. Commissioner Basic Training Welcome!Page 1 GCR 2005
  • 2. A Few Items of Clarification Prior to Basic Training If you are not registered as a Commissioner, please fill out one of the registration forms at this time.Page 2 GCR 2005
  • 3. a) Assuming you are currently registered in some adult leader capacity, but not as a Commissioner, go to the top left corner, under ADULT APPLICATION, and add the word “Multiple”. This will save your institution a $15 registration fee. b) In the upper right, the District Position: 1) Unit Commissioner if serving one unit or ward. 2) Asst. District Commissioner if serving on multi-unit or stake level. 3) District Name is Zion.Page 3 GCR 2005
  • 4. a) In the lower left, position code: 1) 80 for Unit Commissioner - serving one ward 2) 82 for Assistant District Commissioner - stake leader b) Scouting Position: Unit Commissioner or Asst. District Commissioner. c) Please provide: 1) Email address. 2) Cell phonePage 4 GCR 2005
  • 5. Page 5 GCR 2005
  • 6. a) If you are serving as a Primary Counselor and have not previously registered: 1) Upper right – Pack, Unit Number, & District Position 2)Lower left – Position Code MC & 80 3)Scouting Position – Member Pack Committee & Unit Commissioner g) If you are serving as a Primary President and have not previously registered: 1) Upper right – Troop, Team, Crew, Unit Number, & District Position 6)Lower left – Position Code MC & 80 7)Scouting Position – Member Troop/Team/Crew Committee & Unit CommissionerPage 6 GCR 2005
  • 7. Page 7 GCR 2005
  • 8. h) One more thing: Disclosure/Authorization Form. 1) Sign and Date it.Page 8 GCR 2005
  • 9. More Clarification Prior to Beginning The sub-units (LDS Stakes) are covering the cost of these handbooks in Zion District, allowing each to have a copy of the “Commissioner Fieldbook.” Handout copies of the Commissioner FieldbookPage 9 GCR 2005
  • 10. What is the relationship between LDS Priesthood Leaders and BSA District and Council volunteers? Church members are always encouraged to follow their Priesthood Leaders. We hope that the Leaders are "up" on BSA policies as they provide direction to those under them. District Staff people are responsible for Training and Roundtable and are available for help and clarification as needed.Page 10 GCR 2005
  • 11. What is the relationship between LDS Priesthood Leaders and BSA District and Council volunteers? Church members are always encouraged to follow their Priesthood Leaders. We hope that the Leaders are "up" on BSA policies as they provide direction to those under them. District Staff people are responsible for Training and Roundtable and are available for help and clarification as needed.Page 11 GCR 2005
  • 12. Where Do these Leaders and Volunteers find their Policies and Procedures?Page 12 GCR 2005
  • 13. Where Do these Leaders and Volunteers find their Policies and Procedures?Page 13 GCR 2005
  • 14. Where Do these Leaders and Volunteers find their Policies and Procedures?Page 14 GCR 2005
  • 15. District and Council Representatives Training and Roundtable presentations are to be presented as they are found in the BSA manuals. What you will be introduced to in this course has been a staple with BSA for a long time and its implementation brings positive results for leaders as well as those at the center of all our efforts:Page 15 GCR 2005
  • 16. The Center of All Our Efforts: The Boys and Young Men. Photo courtesy of Tony and Kris Long.Page 16 GCR 2005
  • 17. Commissioner Basic Training Part I of 4: Why Commissioners?Page 17 GCR 2005
  • 18. Part I Learning Objectives • Know the purpose of the Boy Scouts of America. • Know the mission of the council and district. • Explain the four-function concept of council and district operation. • Describe the commissioner unit service role and its relationship to supporting a unit in a quality program. • Describe the methods and steps of good unit program planning.Page 18 GCR 2005
  • 19. Aims & Methods of Scouting Aims: Character Development Citizenship Training Personal FitnessPage 19 GCR 2005
  • 20. Aims & Methods of Scouting Met hods Boy Cub Scouting: Scouting: • Ideals • Home & • Patrols neighborhood • Outdoors centered • Advancement • Parent • Personal involvement Aims: • Advancement growth • Adult plan Character Development association • The den Citizenship Training • Leadership • Ideals development Personal Fitness • Uniform • Uniform • Activity programPage 20 GCR 2005
  • 21. Aims & Methods of Scouting Met hods Venturing: Varsity: • Association with youth & Boy adults • Advancement Cub Scouting: • Ethical • High Scouting: • Ideals adventure & decision sports making • Home & • Patrols neighborhood • Activities • Group • Outdoors centered • Service activities • Advancement • Learn and • Parent • Personal • Personal teach others involvement development Aims: • Advancement growth • Adult • Special • Recognition plan programs & • Curiosity, Character Development association events exploration & • The den Citizenship Training • Leadership • Leadership adventure • Ideals development Personal Fitness development • Leadership • Uniform • Uniform development • Activity programPage 21 GCR 2005
  • 22. Missions of the… …DistrictTo organize andsupport successfulunits –Training & Council and DistrictRoundtable. achieve their purposesAnd maintain BSA by fulfilling their Four-standards. Function Plan: • Membership/Relationships Available to all youth of area. …Council • Finance (FOS) $100/boy Provide adequate funds for To guide and A COUNCIL is a voluntary camps, stores, offices, and support its districts. association of citizens professionals to work with you and me – the volunteers. which promotes the Scouting program within a • Program Maintain standards & policies. geographical area. • Unit Service Serve chartered organizations.Page 22 GCR 2005
  • 23. The Commissioner Concept The commissioner is the liaison between the local council and Scouting units. The commissioner’s mission is to keep units operating at maximum efficiency, maintain regular contact with unit leaders, counsel leaders on where to find assistance, note weaknesses in programs, and suggest remedies. The commissioner is successful when units effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members.Page 23 GCR 2005
  • 24. The Commissioner Concept The commissioner is the liaison between the local council and Scouting units. The commissioner’s mission is to keep units operating at maximum efficiency, maintain regular contact with unit leaders, counsel leaders on where to find assistance, note weaknesses in programs, and suggest remedies. The commissioner is successful when units effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members. A Commissioner Mission: is Successful Effective when Units are Local Scouting Keep units operating Council Unit Regular contact Deliver the Effective Units Aims of Counsel leaders are ones Scouting Help fix problems that LiaisonPage 24 GCR 2005
  • 25. What is a Commissioner’s Most Important Resource?Page 25 GCR 2005
  • 26. Our Most Important Resource IsPage 26 GCR 2005
  • 27. Our Most Important Resource It Contains: Commissioner Orientation Orientation Projects The Commissioner Concept The District Commissioner Staff Providing Unit Service Your Commissioner Style Be a Lifesaving Commissioner How to remove a Volunteer Counseling Youth Protection Unit Charter Renewal Unit Commissioner Training Resources Self-Evaluation Distinguished Commissioner Service AwardPage 27 GCR 2005
  • 28. Discovering What You Know (or Don’t) We are going to take the 15 question Commissioner Quiz. We will also go over the answers.Page 28 GCR 2005
  • 29. Commissioner Quiz The Unit Commissioner T or F 2.Reports to the District Executive. F 3.Must be an expert in training adults and youth. F 4.Is only concerned with reregistering a unit on time. F 5.Should be familiar with the official literature used by units T for their program. 6.Only visits the unit committee on a regular basis. F 7.Must know the unit program planning process. T 8.“Sells” the unit leader on district and council functions as F a primary responsibility. 9.Periodically communicates with the chartered organization T representative to offer help. T 10.Regularly attends Roundtables. 11. Guides the unit through the annual service plan. TPage 29 GCR 2005
  • 30. Commissioner Quiz The Unit Commissioner T or F 2. Should earn the Commissioner’s Key. T 3. Attends monthly meetings of the district committee. F 4. Is not involved in the presentation of the unit charter. F 5. Must be familiar with the monthly program themes. T 6. Encourages assigned packs, troops, teams, and crews T to earn the Journey to Excellence Award.Page 30 GCR 2005
  • 31. Commissioner Job DescriptionPage 31 GCR 2005
  • 32. Commissioner’s Role What are the five major roles of a commissioner? See Commissioner Fieldbook, page 11Page 32 GCR 2005
  • 33. Commissioner’s Role What are the five major roles of a commissioner? • Friend • Representative • Unit “doctor” • Teacher • Counselor See Commissioner Fieldbook, page 11Page 33 GCR 2005
  • 34. Review We have learned about: Aims and Methods of Scouting The Commissioner Service Role Thank you for participating!Page 34 GCR 2005
  • 35. Page 35 GCR 2005