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Northeast Georgia Council Commissioner Service Corps

Apalachee District - Tom Boland - 770.271.3331 or
Chattahoochee District - Dan Smith - 770.532.9114 or
Cherokee District - Ambrose Jackson -
Currahee District - William Tucker - 706.491.8215 -
Etowah District - Scott Eastin -
Mountain District - Ned Rand - 706.492.7515 or
Sweetwater District - Al Rosado -
Exploring/Venturing - David Joyce -
Council Commissioner - Carter Wood at


The Commissioner Concept

The commissioner is the liason between the local council and Scouting units. The commissioner's mission is to keep units operating at maximum efficiency, maintain regular contact with unit leaders, counsel leaders on where to find assistance, note weaknesses in programs, and suggest remedies. The commissioner is successful when units effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members. 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. more>>


Commissioner Positions
  • unit commissioner
  • assistant district commissioner
  • district commissioner
  • roundtable commissioner
  • assistant council commissioner
  • council commissioner
Commissioner Qualifications
  • trained Scouter (or willing to be trained)
  • meet basic BSA membership requirements
  • willing to visit and regularly contact Scout units
  • willing to attend district activities
  • be pro-district and pro-council
  • willing to attend commissioner staff meetings
  • willing to live by the Scout Oath and Law

Our annual Commissioner College is set for Saturday October 13th at Blackshear Place Baptist Church in Oakwood, GA. This is a must attend one day training for all commissioners. Commissioner College is a four year course offering Basic Training for the 1st year participant, Bachelor's Program for the 2nd year participant, Master's Program for the 3rd year participant, and PHD for the 4th year participant. To register go to If you have any questions contact the College Dean Ida Long at 706-889-0751 at If you do not have access to the internet you can register by contacting Amy Garrett at 706 693 2446 ext 123. Please register October 5th. The fee is $15 which includes the event patch, meal, and training.

National Site Links of Interest
National Commissioner’s Podcasts Council Commissioner Manual Unit Visit Tracking
Commissioner Newsletter Administration of Commissioner Service  
Commissioner Resources
Commissioner Helps for Packs, Troops, and Crews  


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