||National Course Description
||The Commissioner Concept
||An overview of Commissioner Service and the single most important resource — The Commissioner Fieldbook.
||Supporting Timely Unit Charter Renewal
||Learn how to guide units and chartered partner organizations through the renewal process, including membership inventory and use of the online charter renewal tool
||Commissioner and the District
||Learn typical structure and functions of the District, the relationship of District professional staff and volunteers, and how to use the resources of the District to better support the units you serve using the Journey to Excellence score card.
||Insights on effective unit contacts, what to look for, and how to be a help. How to track your contacts with the Commissioner Tools System.
||Practical Solutions to Common Unit Needs
||A Commissioner’s primary purpose is to help units succeed, develop a better program, and operate effectively. Frequently Commissioners are called upon to assist units with concerns that could hinder the unit’s success. Participants in this course will become familiar with how to respond to these concerns using Commissioner Helps and Early Warning Signals.
||Steps in handling unit problems, and using the Journey to Excellence. How to focus on your main job and not be side tracked by other demands on your time.
||Unit Journey to Excellence
||Learn about the elements of the Unit Journey to Excellence and what it takes to ensure success in every unit.
||A commissioner’s style—how they provide service—is as important as what they do in the service process.
||What Would You Do?
||This is a group participation/discussion session on some fascinating situations that commissioners might encounter. (Class size may have an effect on the preferred outcomes.)
||Essentials of Serving Scouts with Disabilities
||Virtually every unit will experience having a youth who has disAbilities. This course will provide Commissioners with knowledge to share with unit leaders so they can provide a program which provides these youth with the Scouting opportunities to succeed.
||Both commissioners and professionals share responsibility for building good working relationships in Scouting. No matter what your job or task in the council, skill in working effectively with your professional is important. This course looks at a few general qualities and practical tips for building a good relationship.
||The Commissioner and Diversity
||The United States of America is a unique microcosm of the world’s people. Its makeup is unlike any other country in the world. This has been one of the key elements of our power and success as a nation. In the past, this country was called “the great melting pot.” Customs and cultures from many lands were expected to blend together like ingredients in a cream soup. But was this really accurate? Today, we have a better understanding. We’re starting to realize that the United States is more like a beautiful tapestry with the variety of threads with different colors and textures woven together to make this work of art.
||Explains Collaborative Assessments using the Unit Service Plan, Assigning Responsibilities and how to monitor progress.
||Selecting Quality Leaders
||Help your units understand how to find quality leaders. This class outlines an effective process for finding the right person to fill their unit’s leadership needs.
||Serving Scouts with disAbilities
||Virtually every unit will experience having a youth who has Special Needs (disAbilities). This course will provide Commissioners with knowledge to share with unit leaders so they can provide a program which provides these youth with the Scouting opportunities to succeed.
||Webelos to Scout Transition
||Participants of this course will become familiar with the timetable of events that should occur and the responsibilities of the participants (Packs, Troops, District and Commissioners). The timetable is year-round and focuses on facilitating a good decision by the Webelos Scout in how and where he will continue his Scouting experience.
||Introduction to Venturing Commissioner Science
||Many Commissioners do not understand Venturing and how it fits into the overall BSA program. This course is a brief overview of the structure and methods of Venturing.
||Venturing Crew Visitation
||How best to serve the needs of Venturing Crews at the Unit, District and Council level and how to combine telephone calls, texts and emails with personal face-to-face meetings.
||Venturing Personal Safety
||To serve as a Venturing commissioner, all crew leaders need to have basic knowledge about abuse of adolescents and the Youth Protection policies of the Boy Scouts of America. Due to the coeducational membership of Venturing, youth protection takes on added dimensions.
||Venturing Monthly Program
||The major resources for this program are the Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner and Staff Basic Training manual, No. 33013, Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner Training, No. 34256A, and the Venturing Monthly Program Forum, No. 34342.
||Emphasizing Duty to God
||The purpose of this course is to explain how and why Scouting encourages boys to be reverent through Program Delivery, Special Observances, Faith based Partnerships and BSA Religious support and Baden-Powell’s Thoughts on Scouting.
||Commissioners and Advancement
||This course describes why and what a Commissioner should know about advancement. A Commissioner should be prepared to assist a unit with basic questions about Advancement and know the District and Council Advancement Chairs and how to contact them when necessary.
||Roundtables and Commissioner Service
||The purpose of the Roundtable is to help units succeed by providing useful program ideas, information on policy, and current information on council and district events and training opportunities.
||The Roundtable Commissioner Team
||During this presentation we will review the duties and responsibilities of the Roundtable Commissioner Team. We will do this by looking at the individual responsibilities of each member of the Roundtable Commissioner Team.
||Using the Roundtable Program Guides
||We will review the Roundtable Planning Guides for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts to include Varsity Teams and the Venturing Monthly Program Forum. We will do this by looking at the Roundtable guides for each program and understand the parts and pieces of each. We will also investigate the importance of using the planning guides.
||A quality and consistent Roundtable and a strong marketing campaign will attract and retain participants over time and impact their overall ability to lead their Scouting units. Sometimes this means that a district and/or council has to overcome internal concerns and some longstanding “you don’t need to go” types of sentiments that may have developed from a weak or ill marketed Roundtable.
||Cub Scout Roundtables
||Cub Scout Roundtable is a form of commissioner service and supplemental training for volunteers at the unit level. The objectives of Roundtables are to provide leaders with program ideas, information on policy and events, and training opportunities. It is a forum for sharing experiences and enjoying fun and fellowship with other Scout leaders. When skillfully executed, the Roundtable experience will inspire, motivate, and enable unit leaders to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.
||Boy Scout Roundtables
||Boy Scout Roundtable is a form of commissioner service and supplemental training for volunteers at the unit level. The objectives of Roundtables are to provide leaders with program ideas, information on policy and events, and training opportunities. It is a forum for sharing experiences and enjoying fun and fellowship with other Scout leaders. When skillfully executed, the Roundtable experience will inspire, motivate, and enable unit leaders to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.
||Recruiting, Training & Recognizing the Round Table Team
||Potential roundtable staff members are everywhere— all you have to do is look. In recruiting your roundtable staff, be sure to look for people who are creative and innovative, and who have a ‘‘can do’’ attitude. We will discuss how you can build an effective roundtable staff.
||Nor Cal Specific Course Descriptions
||Unit Service Plan (JtE)
||Commissioner Tools provides easy-to-use, intuitive tools to manage virtually all aspects Commissioner Contacts reporting system. The Detailed Contact report combined with the Unit Service Plan are designed to help Unit leaders Identify goals they may wish to achieve to improve the Scouting experience for all their youth. Learn about how Commissioners can use these tools and how you can promote them for your units.
||My.Scouting Tools provides easy-to-use, intuitive tools to manage virtually all aspects of the Scouting program. The tools in this program (Training Manager, Organization Manager, Member Manager, My Dashboard) are designed to make leaders jobs less time consuming by simplifying the administrative tasks of Scouting. Learn about these tools and how you can promote them to you units.
||The upcoming changes to the Cub Scout program will be presented including the advancement requirements, the schedule for the change, the new awards and how to transition current Cub Scouts to the new program. Also, the new Venturing program will be discussed including the new award names and requirements.
||Summer Camp Commissioners
||This course describes the task of the Summer Camp Commissioner and focuses on the things that they can do to help a unit and its youth make the most of their summer camp experience.
||Commissioner Tools for RT
||New Commissioner Tools for Roundtable.
||Incorporating STEM in your Roundtable
||STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is a huge initiative in the Boy Scout organization. We will explore a “hands-on” method to incorporate STEM in your Roundtables. Whether you are a Boy Scout or Cub Scout, STEM can enhance your Roundtable
||Inclusion of Scouts with Disabilities
||Health and Safety
||This is a review of the national plans for insuring that scouting is run with the lowest practical level of risk of injury and disease.
||Ask the Commissioner
||A forum for discussion for Commissioners on subjects of your choosing with a selection of your Council Commissioners.
||Tracking Roundtable attendance with Commissioner Tools
||How to use Commissioner Tools to log and track your unit leaders attendance at your Roundtable events.
||Commissioner Annual Service Plan
||Discussion for Commissioners on how to plan for and complete an annual service plan.
||Special Needs – Camping
||Discuss the methods and goals for enabling effective camping experiences for Scouts with special needs.
||Changes in Volunteers
||Finding New Volunteers