The District Chair is the top volunteer Scouter of the District, whose job is motivate a talented team of
people. They preside at district committee meetings and represent the district on the council executive
board. They are responsible for the membership, program and finance functions of the district. Major tasks
- Identify and recruit enough of the right people as operating committee chairs.
- Initiate plans and help committee chairs recruit an adequate number of members to carry out the functions
of the district.
- Plan (with the district executive) and preside at district committee meetings.
- Work with the district commissioner and district executive to stimulate and to coordinate the work of the
district, to ensure the success of the Scouting units.
- In cooperation with the district executive, ensure the completion of district goals.
- Represent the district on the council executive board, once elected.
- Recognize individuals, committees, and chartered organizations for their Scouting accomplishments.
- Support local and national Scouting policies, procedures, and practices.
- Help to secure support for Scouting from top community leaders throughout the district.
- Encourage district’s role to attain public support of Scouting.
- Track and attain goals for district’s achievement items.
DISTRICT VICE CHAIR
The job of the District Vice-Chair is to aid the District Chairman in carrying out the functions of the district.
They are responsible for the membership, program and finance functions of the district. Major tasks
- Responsible to the District Chair
- Recruit the Activities, Advancement &; Recognition, Camp Promotion, Civic Service, Outdoor, and Training
- Ensure District operating committee chairs and committee members are trained to carry out the functions
of the District
- Help District operating committee chairs recruit members of their committees
- Plan (with the DE) the District's annual program planning conference and program review meeting
- Coordinate with operating committee chairs the District's annual program calendar
- In cooperation with the DE, set goals for the District program committees, track their progress, and ensure
the completion of those goals
- Recognize individuals and committees for their Scouting accomplishments
- Support local and national Scouting policies, procedures, and practices
- Encourage the District's role to attain public support of Scouting
The District Commissioner is the "quality control" officer who recruits, leads and trains a staff of
Commissioners who coach unit leaders of every unit to succeed. The Commissioner is responsible for the
unit service function of the district. They are approved and appointed by the council executive board with
the concurrence of the Scout executive upon the nomination of the district nominating committee. Major
- Identify and recruit enough of the right people as commissioners so that all Scouting units in the district
receive regular, helpful service, including:
- Assistant District Commissioner
- Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
- Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
- Enough Unit Commissioners for each to serve only three units
- Train members of the commissioners staff.
- Conduct commissioner basic training
- Conduct orientation/personal coaching.
- Guide commissioners toward Arrowhead Honor and Scouter’s Key.
- Supervise and motivate unit commissioners to visit each unit regularly, identify unit needs, and make plans
to meet unit needs.
- Administer the annual commissioner service plan, which gives specific purposes for commissioner contact
with units at designated times of the year.
- Coach the chartered organization representative.
- Involve unit adults in training and roundtables.
- Oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time and with optimum membership.
- Guide roundtable commissioners to ensure that monthly roundtables are well-attended, and provide
practical and exciting unit program ideas.
- Plan an preside at monthly meetings of the district commissioner staff.
- Work with the district chairman and district executive to stimulate and coordinate the work of the district
(District Key 3).
- Help meet district goals.
- Represent the district as a member of the council commissioner cabinet.
- Support local and national Scouting policy, procedures, and practices.
- Attend district committee meetings to report on conditions of units and to secure specialized help for units.
- Promote the use of the Journey to Excellence program for packs and troops and a standard of good unit
operation and set objectives to increase the number of JTE units.
DISTRICT MEMBERS AT LARGE
District members at large are Scouters responsible for the various operating areas within the district. They
lead and staff the various committees of the district, including finance, membership, program, camping and
advancement as well as various special projects.
- Responsible to district chair.
- Work as part of a cohesive team in the implementation and execution of District Scouting policies and
- Plan and implement a year round plan to support and strengthen the Scouting programs of the District
- Ensure that programs and activities remain in accordance with national policy.
- Recruit and train district people as required.