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Commissioner Service to Minsi Trails Council

Links to Commissioner Resources:

National Commissioners Resource Page

National Commissioner News Letter

 

To learn more about commissioning locally in Minsi Trails Council:

Please email Tamie Swain, Minsi Trails Council Commissioner

Local Commissioner Training

A trained Commissioner is an effective Commissioner!  Commissioner training has the following elements:

  1. Commissioner Position Specific Basic Training – On line or instructor-led within 30 days
  2. Completion of the onboarding progress record within 30 days
  3. Continuing education (monthly and annually)

Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...

POSITION-SPECIFIC BASIC TRAINING

Online Commissioner Basic Training

Assuming you have completed Youth Protection Training and are a registered Commissioner, Basic Training courses are available for all Commissioner roles and are available in the BSA Learn Center.  After logging into my.scouting  (https://my.scouting.org/ html icon ), click on the BSA Learn Center logo on the right side of the landing page then click on the block for Commissioners and select the Learning Plan for your role from the dropdown.  A learning plan will consist of a number of modules that should be completed before your first meeting, within 30 days and 90 days.

If a Commissioner is not familiar with the Scouting movement, Acclimation modules are available. The Acclimation modules include:

  • Aims and Methods of the BSA
  • BSA Organizational Structure
  • What is Cub Scouting?
  • What is Boy Scouting?
  • What is Venturing?
  • What is Sea Scouting?
  • What is Exploring?
  • What is Learning for Life?

These Acclimation modules are also available in the BSA Learn Center.  At the minimum, a Commissioner new to the BSA should take the first two modules and then complete the modules for the types of units they will be serving.  These modules are all optional for those with Scouting experience.

Instructor-Led Commissioner Basic Training

Learners who prefer to complete their courses in a classroom environment can find course dates by contacting their local district or council Commissioner Staff.  Instructor-Led Basic Training will still be available at: www.scouting.org/commissioners/training/basic-training .  The student will still need to complete the onboarding worksheet with a mentor and the training must then be entered with the proper training code in Training Manager in order for the commissioner to be considered trained.

ONBOARDING PROGRESS RECORD

The final phase of Basic Training is to complete the onboarding worksheet working with a mentor.  The onboarding worksheet is a set of 10 – 12 tasks that the mentor and protégé will do together and can be completed in a short time frame. 

When these activities are complete, check off the items on the interactive onboarding worksheet and submit them.  Your training record will automatically be updated and you will be designated as “Trained” in Training Manager.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing Education provides a variety of learning experiences to add knowledge and current information useful to commissioners. It includes a short training topic at every monthly district and council commissioner meeting.  Select topics are based on current learning needs. A session can be led by an appropriate commissioner, a professional, a member of a district or council committee, or even some talented person outside Scouting.

Monthly Training

District and Council Commissioners are responsible for seeing that every member of their staff receives adequate training. After onboarding and being commissioned, commissioners should attend training the monthly district commissioner staff or Council Commissioner Cabinet meeting. Thus, every month commissioners are enhancing their knowledge of the program and how they can best serve units through continuous training.

Annual Training Event

One of the principal responsibilities of the council commissioner is to see that a complete program is in place to train every commissioner in the council. In addition to enhancing their knowledge at the monthly cabinet meetings, a commissioner should plan to attend an annual training event, which can be in the form of a commissioner conference or College of Commissioner Science or both. Nationally developed courses, resource materials, and training recognition provide the structure for good commissioner training. It is the local council’s mission to provide fun, sparkle, motivation, and frequent training opportunities so that commissioners will learn good unit service skills.

National Level Training

Each year, National level commissioner training is held at the Philmont Training Center, Florida Sea Base, the Summit, and at Scouting U’s Westlake Campus. These training opportunities are led by a top-flight very experienced faculty and feature tools, techniques, discussions and idea sharing that enhance the abilities of all commissioners. Details and registration information can be found on the Training web page. 

Additional (Regional or National) Training Courses available for download:

Basic Training

Continuous Training

College of Commissioner Science

Upcoming Commissioner Colleges

National Level Commissioner Training

Bachelor Courses

Continuing Education Courses

Doctorate Courses

Masters Courses

Training Codes for Commissioners PDF icon

Commissioner College Courses Archive

 

 

Monroe District Meetings For the Month of February only this meeting will occur at the Pocono Township Vol. Fire Co. Building, Tannersville Join us...
Click here for the Save the Date flyer. Click here for the Unit Participation Guide. Click here for the Station Leader's List. Click here for...
Saturday, February 18, 2023 (9AM-4PM) at Camp Minsi Come experience winter at Camp Minsi with a day of fun on the frozen water of Stillwater...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
2023 Klondike Derby  Klondike Derby Leaders Guide - Full list of rules and event details. Day of Event Schedule    7:30am-8:30am...
we will be holding a Northampton Winter Webelo event on Feb 25th at Camp Trexler/ Akelaland. The event is for Webelos and AOL scouts. This is...
The Northampton District Committee meeting is held the first Wednesday of every month at the Council Office.  Please contact Mike Caffrey...
Carbon/Luzerne Meetings The District Roundtable and a combined Commissioner/Committee meeting will be held at Tweedle Park in Weatherly every...
Monroe District Meetings Join us every second Thursday of each month at 7pm for our in person/zoom Roundtable and District Meetings at the...
  University of Scouting is a supplemental training opportunity for Scouts and Scouters. It is the only time during the year where you can...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
22nd Annual ALLENTOWN TRADE-O-REE Scout Patch Collecting and Memorabilia Show www.AllentownTOR.com Hosted by:  OA...
The Northampton District Committee meeting is held the first Wednesday of every month at the Council Office.  Please contact Mike Caffrey...
Carbon/Luzerne Meetings The District Roundtable and a combined Commissioner/Committee meeting will be held at Tweedle Park in Weatherly every...
This event has been postponed to later in the year Still accepting nominations for Fellowship and District Award of Merit for 2021 Contact Mike...
Monroe District Meetings Join us every second Thursday of each month at 7pm for our in person/zoom Roundtable and District Meetings at the...
Minsi Trails Council Spring 2023 Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)   This is the second of the courses required to be taken to...
    For your convenience you can now pay online  For printable event flyer please click here For current Minsi Trails Council PWD...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
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PROFESSIONAL OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
(610) 264-8551
10 AM – 5 PM (Monday  – Friday)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

 

SCOUT SHOP HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
(610) 264-8551
10 AM - 5 PM  (Monday-Friday)
10 AM - 2 PM (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O Box 20624, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624