Re: Distinguished Commissioner Award
Carol Breuer (CBreuer@VINES.COLOSTATE.EDU)
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 08:34:36 MDT
Last night, while looking for something else, I came across a copy of
the requirements for the Distinguished Commissioner Service Award.
Since there has been people wondering about this, I will post it here.
To upgrade commissioner service and to recognize Commissioners
and Exploring service team members who are providing quality
1. Complete training as outlined by the local council,
including earning the Scouter's Key for Commissioners.
2. Serve as an active commissioner or an active Exploring
service team member for 5 consecutive years and be currently
registered with the Boy Scouts of America.
3. Recharter at least 90 percent of the units in your area of
service for a minimum of the past 2 consecutive years. this
applies to council commissioners, assistant council
commissioners, district commissioners, assistant district
commissioners, unit commissioners, council Exploring service
team chairpersons, division/district/cluster Exploring service
team chairpersons, and Exploring service team members.
4. Assist units so that more than 50 percent achieve National
Quality Unit Award in your area of service for a minimum of the
past 2 consecutive years.
5. Roundtable/huddle commissioner recognition is based on
completing requirements No. 1 and No. 2 listed above, plus the
following. In place of items No. 3 and No. 4, roundtable/huddle
commissioners are to conduct at least nine roundtables/huddles
per year for the past 2 consecutive years.
1. The following recognition items are available from the
Distinguished Commissioner Service Award Plaque
Distinguished Commissioner Service Bolo Tie
The title on both commissioner recognitions will read,
"Distinguished Commissioner. The plaque is approximately 5 x 7
inches. The medallion is cast in three colors:
Council Commissioner -- silver
District Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner,
and Roundtable Commissioners -- gold
Unit Commissioner -- bronze
The title on both Exploring recognitions will read
"Distinguished Service Team.
Distinguished Explorer Service Team members -- silver
An embroidered square knot (silver knot on red background, may
also be presented.
2. Local councils certify the eligibility of individuals, and
present the recognition. (There is no national application.)
I have been a commissioner for a long time now, but I was very
surprised (and pleased and yet humbled too) at our District Dinner last
February to be one of several to receive the Distinguished Commissioner
Award. It certainly is an excellent way to recognize dedicated
commissioners for their efforts (often behind the scenes) in bringing
the Scouting program to the youth we serve.
Carol Breuer, Fort Collins, CO
Asst. District Commissioner
Longs Peak Council
. . . I used to be an eagle, NC-155
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City