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District Commissioner: Neil Phipps
“The commissioner is the liaison 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, coach leaders on where to find assistance, note weaknesses in programs, and suggest remedies.  The commissioner is successful when the units effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members.” ~ Administration of Commissioner Service Manual, Boy Scouts of America

What does a Unit Commissioner do?
  • Visit with units on a regular basis at unit meetings, leader meetings and outings.
  • Acts as a friend, coach and counselor to the unit and unit leaders.
  • Represents the district and council to the unit.
  • Assists the unit in addressing problems before or after they arise.
  • Shares knowledge and experience with the leaders.
  • Uses resources available to address questions or concerns.
  • Assists with administrative tasks, such as rechartering.
  • Offers encouragement and support.
  • Ultimately helps your unit succeed!

Who is my Unit Commissioner?
  • The Commissioner Staff is made up of 11 Assistant District Commissioners and 37 Unit Commissioners.
  • Unit Commissioners are generally assigned to a related group of units, such as a pack, troop and crew with the same chartering organization.
  • Not all units have a Unit Commissioner assigned.  When no Unit Commissioner is assigned, the Assistant District Commissioner acts as the Unit Commissioner.
  • See the Commissioner Chart to find your Unit Commissioner.

I want to help units!  How do I become a Unit Commissioner?

If you’re interested in becoming a Unit Commissioner in Gravois Trail, please contact the District Commissioner (Neil Phipps), or District Director (Joshua Bollam).  The Commissioner Staff meets monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month.  We are currently looking for a new location for the 2014-2015 program year.