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All Commissioners are encouraged to review their Basic Training Manual and Fieldbook to stay ready to render excellent unit service.

Other resources, such as Commissioner Administration of Unit Service and Commissioner Helps for Packs, Troops and Crews, can also offer great tips.

The following training topics may also be helpful, although Unit Commissioners are strongly encouraged to discuss their understanding of these topics with their District Commissioner, as well as any questions or comments. They are intended to supplement the materials available in the publications described above.


Mission of Council and District   [PDF, 399K]

Recruiting New Commissioners   [PDF, 120K]

Volunteer-Professional Relationships   [PDF, 97K]

Orienting and Training Commissioners   [PDF, 231K]

Role of District Commissioner   [PDF, 93K]

Annual Service Plan   [PDF, 71K]

Role of Assistant District Commissioner   [PDF, 169K]

How to Remove a Volunteer   [PDF, 84K]

Commissioner Lifesaving   [PDF, 360K]

Roundtables and the Commissioner   [PDF, 66K]

Counseling Skills   [PDF, 226K]

Unit Charter Renewal   [PDF, 110K]

Helping Staff with Priorities   [PDF, 101K]

No Lapse-No Drop Commitment   [PDF, 66K]

Effective Service in Urban Communities   [PDF, 171K]

Unit Service in Rural Communities   [PDF, 110K]

Preventing Commissioner Burnout   [PDF, 127K]

Consider Spouse and Family Needs   [PDF, 88K]

 

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