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Commissioner's Corner
October 2014



Service Focus for October – Semi-Annual Unit Self Assessments
October is a busy month for Unit Commissioners. This is the month in which our Unit Commissioners sit down with their unit’s leadership team and complete the Semi-Annual Unit Self- Assessments.  Templates for pack, troop, and crew assessments can be found at the MCC Commissioners website or by clicking or copying the following link: 

Completing the self-assessment with your unit leaders is the best way to help your unit’s leadership team carefully evaluate the quality of the program they are delivering. The assessment also helps everyone think about the improvement actions needed for their annual program plan.  Finally, the assessment is the best tool available for helping Unit Commissioners determine how best to support their unit. Remember, a copy of each unit’s self-assessment should be forwarded to your Assistant District Commissioner or District Commissioner by the end of November.

October is also the month for pack and troop uniform inspections. These are scheduled twice each year – once in May and again in November.  Looking sharp builds team spirit and individual self-confidence. 


SAVE THE DATE! College of Commissioner Science:
Saturday, January 24, 2015   

Our next College of Commissioner Science is scheduled for Saturday,
January 24, 2015.  Please hold the date.  The College of Commissioner Science is for ALL Commissioners!

  • Council Commissioners Assistant Council Commissioners
  • District Commissioners Assistant District Commissioners
  • Roundtable Commissioners Unit Commissioners

Are you currently serving in a Commissioner role? Do you know how to be a "best friend" to a Unit and its leaders? Are you meeting the expectations of your stewardship and seeing that your Units and Unit Leaders are receiving the full value of Scouting programs? Are you delivering what's expected? Do you know what to deliver?  Are you knowledgeable about how to use the new online Commissioner Tools being rolled out across the country?

Come learn more about your position and how to be a better Commissioner! Central Piedmont Community College, Levine Campus, Matthews, NC. Sponsored by Central North Carolina Council and Mecklenburg County Council


The Commissioner’s Toolbox—Coming Soon to a Council Near You!

The latest news is that the new Commissioner’s tools will be available for roll out across the country in November.  Some early Councils are already piloting the tools. MCC has not yet decided when we will go live with these tools, but we will ensure that everyone has time for training and adequate familiarization.  This is a big deal. These tools will replace every tool we use today including:

  • UVTS
  • Unit Self Assessments
  • Unit Health Reviews
  • Annual Service Plans

The functions related to these tools will remain but the tools used to implement these functions will be on-line in real time. Commissioners will be able to examine the performance of their units with more useful information and transparency than ever before.

The tools are being designed to be intuitive and will have an online help manual and pop-helps that can be accessed by right-clicking. Additionally, there will be a training video available at our upcoming Commissioner’s College in January. Introductory webinars on how to use the tools are available for all Commissioners on the following dates:

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at 3 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. MT, 12 p.m. PT

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014,
at 3 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. MT, 12 p.m. PT

Go to the following webpage to register:

 “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” 
(Will Rogers)



John Sequeira
Council Commissioner
Mecklenburg County Council
Boy Scouts of America

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