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    Service to Scouting Presentation Service to Scouting Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • Consider Commissioner Service! A Presentation By: Philip Bodkin District Commissioner Polaris District, Greater Niagara Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America
    • The Unit Commissioner:
      •  Commissioners were the original Scouting Professionals.
      •  A Unit Commissioner works within Scouting’s framework:
        • The Council & District Organization
        • The Unit organization
      •  A Unit Commissioner will generally serve 1–3 Packs, Troops or Crews.
      •  A Unit Commissioner is a VITAL Asset.
    • What does a Unit Commissioner do?
      •  Provides friendly, personal help to foster:
        • Scouting ideals to boys
        • Membership growth
        • On-time charter renewal
      •  Cooperates with other Scouting personnel related to specific programs, but you are not responsible for the program itself
      •  You will be Helping units succeed!
    • What is a Charter?
      •  A Charter is the document between the local council and the Chartering Organization establishing the operation of a Scouting Unit.
      •  What will you do? You will work with the Unit Leadership and the Organization to complete the paperwork and submit the document.
      •  Than what? You will Present the new charter at a unit ceremony.
    • Unit Contact & Visitation:
      •  What is Unit Visitation?
        • Visiting a unit’s committee meeting
        • Attending a unit event…
          • Dinners/Parties, Derbies/Regattas, Songfests, Camporees, Shows, Scouting for Food
          • Courts of Honor and other ceremonies
        • Telephone calls with unit Scouters
      •  At least once per month per unit
          • Record each contact via the
          • Unit Visitation Tracking System
    • What are you looking for?
      •  Are Scout Leaders trained?
      •  Are boys participating?
      •  Is the membership healthy?
      •  Are the Scouts advancing?
      •  Does the Unit have anoutdoor program?
      •  Is the unit organization functioning well?
      • This requires regular unit contact
    • Sometines it’s “Lifesaving”
      •  You will be the person to spot problems early and address issues.
      •  You will be a “coach-counselor” and use persuasion, not dictation.
      •  You will get help from District Commissioner’s staff and Professionals.
      •  You prevent little problems become big ones
    • Are there Meetings?
      • Yes… there are some meetings:
      •  Bi-Monthly Quality Leader Events “QLE’s” are encouraged…
        • Try to go with a unit Scouter
        • Take a training class
        • Fellowship with other Scouters
      •  Monthly Commissioner’s Staff Meeting
        • Unit Commissioners discuss unit sssues
        • Share with other Unit Commissioners
    • What else can I help with?
      • Attend, Assist and encourage unit participation at…
        •  Join Scouting Nights
        •  Scouting for Food
        •  Camporees
        •  Pinewood Derby
        •  Popcorn Sale & Friends of Scouting
    • Where can I learn more?
      • www.CommissionerService.info/wny
      • www.Scouting.org
      • Contact a Professional at GNFC: (716) 891-4073
      • By Contacting Philip Bodkin Directly:
      • (716) 570-7938
      • [email_address]