Another chapter within my Scouting journey has taken place. I was recently approached and asked if I would consider being the next District Commissioner of Skyloo District within Cascade Pacific Council. I talked to the District Director, District Exec and Council Commissioner. After awhile, I did decide that I would accept this position. I did call the former District Commissioner and speak with her to let her know that I accepted the new position and that it would be announced at the upcoming District Committee meeting. I did not want a surprise like that to come out of no where and have her taken by surprise.
Also, at the sametime I resigned my positions as Assistant Council Commissioner for Commissioner Tools and Communications. I also resigned as Skyloo Cubscout Roundtable Commissioner. To which I basically assumed due to the fact the District also need a Roundtable Commissioner. I still go to the Council Commissioner meetings due to my new position. I will also be the Commissioner Tools Champion for the District.
During the District Meeting and after, I was asked what my goals were and what does a District Commissioner actually do. Looking at the National BSA website for Commissioner’s , the motto in part reads “help Scout units succeed”. I took that phrase and put that on the back of my new business cards that I just ordered. The image is above and I also used it on the Skyloo Twitter and Facebook Header Image.
My goal is simple and straight from National. In the end each Unit within Skyloo District will have a Unit Commissioners that helps and guides them to be the best unit possible. Each Commissioner will be fully trained for their position. To focus on the four areas outlined by the National Commissioner program.
I will also have a Roundtable Commissioner and staff for each breakout to have an inviting and energetic monthly Roundtable.
I will have four Assistant District Commissioners (ADC) within Skyloo. Two of the ADC’s will each other their respective Stakes. The other two will cover the East and West side of Skyloo. This will allow easier support of each section of Skyloo.
We will work to get the Packs connected first to a Unit Commissioner and then the Troops. It will be a little different within the LDS Stakes since all units are tied together within a Ward.
The other goal for all the Units is to use and complete the 2017 Journey to Excellence and to log Service Hours. While these are metrics that bubble upwards, the information helps the District, Council and National understand what is happening within the Units.
Overall, I have another Wood Badge ticket before me that will help the units put on a good program for the youth that they serve. If you look at the Wood Badge coin, one that I carry with me, you will see the five goals of Wood Badge still being used to this day.