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.
As a unit commissioner, your role is different from that of other Scouters. The insignia you wear displays a wreath around Scouting's trefoil representing your commissioner to serve chartered organizations in the operation of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews. The quality of Scouting depends upon the men and women who wear the wreath of service (Commissioner Fieldbook for Unit Service).
Unit commissioners provide guidance and advice for the packs, troops, teams, or crews they are assigned to serve. If you are interested in serving as a unit commissioner in the Hawkeye Area Council, please contact your district commissioner or district executive.
Commissioner Service Information
Commissioner Training Opportunities