Maramech Hill Commissioners

 

Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.

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.

How are commissioners selected?

Selection process and criteria vary depending on the position.

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

Unit commissioners should—

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

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

Assistant district commissioners should—

  • Be able to recruit and work through a team of unit commissioners.
  • Have excellent people skills
  • Have a broad Scouting background or be fast-track learners
  • Know and practice Scouting ideals

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

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

District Commissioners are approved and appointed by the council executive board, with the concurrence of the Scout executive, on the recommendation of the district nominating committee.

District commissioners should—

  • Be widely respected in the community
  • Be an enthusiastic leader of adults
  • Have the ability to recruit a complete team of commissioners for their districts
  • Have the ability to guide and motivate commissioners to visit units regularly, identify unit needs, and help unit adults to meet needs
  • Be a role model of Scouting ideals

 

Unit
Town
Commissioner
Phone
       

Packs

Pack 68 Oswego    
Pack 107 Elburn    
Pack 316 Oswego    
Pack 317 Plano    
Pack 319  Big Rock    
Pack 331  Oswego    
Pack 332 Oswego    
Pack 334 Bristol    
Pack 335  Somonauk    
Pack 336 Oswego    
Pack 340 Yorkville    
Pack 341 Sugar Grove    
Pack 342 Newark    
Pack 345 Sandwich    
Pack 347 Sugar Grove    
Pack 348 Boulder Hill    
Pack 350 Yorkville    
Pack 363  Oswego    
Pack 384 Oswego    
Pack 569 Aurora    
Pack 633 Oswego    
Pack 712 Oswego    
       

Troops

Troop 5 Somonauk    
Troop 7 Elburn    
Troop 12  Oswego    
Troop 19  Big Rock    
Troop 31 Oswego    
Troop 34  Bristol    
Troop 40  Yorkville    
Troop 41 Sugar Grove    
Troop 42 Newark    
Troop 45  Sandwich    
Troop 48  Boulder Hill    
Troop 63 Oswego    
Troop 68 Oswego    
Troop 71  Plano    
Troop 265 Oswego    
Troop 7247 Oswego    
       

Teams

Team 68 Oswego    
       

Venture Crews

Crew 13 Big Rock    
Crew 42 Newark    
Crew 48 Boulder Hill    
Crew 68  Oswego    
Crew 242 Oswego    
Crew 7452 Montgomery