Commissioner's Corner

Welcome to the Commissioners Corner for the Saugahatchee District, Chattahoochee Council. Commissioner service is an exciting aspect of Scouting for adult Scouters where the expertise and experiences gained from their own Scouting experiences as well as their professional lives is used to assist the Packs, Troops and Crews in their District.

 

I’m Gordon Bugg, District Commissioner for the Saugahatchee District. For any questions about Commissioner service or if you’d like to volunteer, please feel free to e-mail me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is a Commissioner?Commissioners at the District level have a number of specialized areas, but the most important is the Unit Commissioner. The Unit Commissioner is assigned to work with units (usually three or four, and can be Packs, Troops, Crews or any combination) as an advisor and mentor, primarily to the adult leaders of the unit to insure that the adult leaders can focus on providing the best possible Scouting experience to the young men (and in the case of Crews, young women) in their units. Commissioners serve as an “outside of the unit” resource and sounding board for the units, helping units resolve issues as well as sharing ideas and practices seen in other units. The purpose of the Commissioner is to enable to unit to achieve the goals of Scouting: Instill young men (and women) with values that will help them build character, train them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develop personal fitness.

What does it take to be a Commissioner? Anyone who works well in diverse groups, is a good listener, is able to see different points of view and has good verbal and written communication skills. A willingness to serve is key. Keep in mind, Commissioners are working primarily with the volunteer adult leaders in the unit. A Scouting background is not a requirement, although it does help get up the learning curve. Good Commissioners are in short supply, so if you read this and would like more information, please feel free to contact me at the e-mail listed above.

What training is required?To become a Unit Commissioner, the regular BSA Adult Leader registration form is used and submitted to the District Commissioner. Once the background check is completed, you will receive your BSA Adult Registration card and member number. Specific training for Unit Commissioners includes: “Youth Protection”, “This is Scouting”, and “Commissioner Fast Start” – all of which are done on line through the National training site at www.myscouting.org, and “Commissioner Basic”, a 6 hour live contact course which is scheduled locally.


More information can be seen at the Chattahoochee Council website at: www.chattahoochee-bsa.org

Saugahatchee District Units and Assigned Commissioners (updated 30 Dec 2011)

Unit Commissioner e-mail

Pack 13    
Pack 15 Gordon Bugg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pack 29 Gordon Bugg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pack 36    
Pack 354    
Pack 356    
Pack 373    
Pack 390    
Pack 800 Karla Meadows This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pack 811 Amanda Hazi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pack 822 Karla Meadows This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pack 858 Gordon Bugg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Troop 7    
Troop11    
Troop 15 Gordon Bugg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Troop 29 Gordon Bugg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Troop 218    
Troop 354    
Troop 356    
Troop 371    
Troop 373    

Crew 634    
Crew 15 Amanda Hazi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Crew 356    


For information on contacting specific units and leaders, please see the “Units” tab.

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