Commissioner Basic Training
Basic Training for Unit Commissioners is a three part course focusing on why we have Unit Commissioners, why the unit is the Commissioner's top priority, and how the Commissioner can help a unit succeed.
Commissioner Basic Training is offered at least twice each year in the spring and fall, with special sessions held when needed. Basic training consists of one half day of classroom lectures and demonstrations, followed up by supervised field visits to assigned units, where new Unit Commissioners are accompanied by their mentoring (experienced) commissioner on a visit to an assigned Pack, Troop, Crew or Ship.
Once a new Unit Commissioner has completed Commissioner Basic Training he may wear the "Unit Commissioner" shoulder patch and the "Trained" patch.
All Scouter's are welcome to register for and to attend the Commissioner Basic Training course. For dates, times, cost and details, contact the Scout Office, any LBAC District Executive, a LBAC District Commissioner or Council Commissioner.
Continuing Education for Commissioners is updated on a monthly basis at every District Commissioners' staff meeting. In addition, is a vital part of the continuing education of our Commissioners, we offer a one day Commissioner College, twice annually, once each spring and fall. College courses vary from session to session and from year to year covering all aspects of Commissioner performance, from Organizing the Unit Committee to Commissioner Lifesaving: First Aid for the Troubled Unit. Courses are rotated so that Commissioners may complete the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral level courses within 2 years.
Awards of recognition, in the form of Bachelor's Master's and Doctoral degrees in Commissioner Science are presented at our annual District or Council Recognition Dinners, to those attending. A College Dean plans and presides over the college. Faculty and staff members are senior and experienced Commissioners and "Distinguished Alumni."
All Commissioners are welcome. For dates, times, cost and details, contact the Scout Office, any LBAC District Executive, a LBAC District Commissioner or Council Commissioner.