Council and District Operations

2011 Application for Renewal of Local Council Charter and 2012 National Service Fee Agreement (No. 513-539)
This application is available as a fill-in form and needs to be completed and signed by the council president, council treasurer, and Scout executive with the original going to the Mission Impact Department, S210, by February 1, 2011.

  • Cover Letter This letter provides council leadership with a listing of what is due as a part of the council renewal process by February 1, 2011.

2012 Council and District Growth Plan Workbook (No. 513-943)

A Guide for Volunteers on Good Volunteer-Professional Relationships (No. 14-144)

Suggestions for volunteers on how to develop good working relationships with Scouting professionals.

A Handbook for District Operations (No. 34739)

This manual provides you with details on the roles and responsibilities for each of the operating committees on the district committee and the commissioner staff. It also provides you with an outline for monthly work plans for each committee as you support the operations of your district.

A Plan for Functioning Districts (No. 513-622)

This diagram illustrates the cycle of responsibilities for the district

A Professional Workshop On Good Volunteer-Professional Relationships (No. 14-146)

A workshop designed to help local council staff leaders and regional staff to teach good volunteer relationship skills to local professionals.

Advancement Committee: Policies and Procedures

This book helps council and district advancement committees understand and implement the advancement programs and procedures of the Boy Scouts of America.

Analysis of Unit Progress (34818A)

Use multiple copies of insert No. 34200 with this folder to display information about different subjects. The four progress charts have been designed as examples of the type of simplified records that are necessary to successful achievement of objectives in a district.

Commissioner Fieldbook for Unit Service (No. 33621)

This is a book for unit commissioners and for those who coach and guide unit commissioners.

Commissioner Helps for Packs, Troops, and Crews (No. 33618)

The main responsibility of a commissioner is to keep Scouting units alive, healthy, happy, and reregistered on time. This booklet helps the new commissioner deal with problems related to the units he or she has been assigned.

Council and District Plan Book (No. 513-002)

Good planning is as indispensable to Scouting as it is to any business or other important undertaking. The Council and District Plan Book helps council and district officers define functions, responsibilities, and objectives.

Council Nominating Committee Worksheet (No. 513-331)

The local council nominating committee has the important responsibility of selecting a slate of council leaders who will be responsible for achieving the council objectives and by so doing increase the effectiveness of Scouting.

District Committee Training Workshop (No. 34160)

This guidebook provides a syllabus to help councils provide basic training for members of the district committee.

District Committee Volunteer Duties Cards (No. 34266)

Download these responsibility cards in PDF format and print them on cardstock to create pocket-sized reference cards for your district committee leadership.

District Key 3 (No. 513-630)

The district Key 3 consists of the district chairman, district commissioner, and district executive. These three crucial positions work together to define and serve the needs of the district.

District Nominating Committee Worksheet (513-332)

A district committee is responsible for increasing the effectiveness of Scouting throughout a district through the achievement of district goals. Thus, the task of the district nominating committee selecting a slate of competent officers and members at large for the next year is an extremely important one.

District Roundtables (No. 14-633B)

This important part of commissioner service is covered in detail in the annual Roundtable Planning Guides that provide complete methods and month-by-month suggestions for each of the monthly roundtables.

District Support Items

A quick-reference list of District support items available online and in hard copy.

Good Volunteer-Professional Relationships: A Strategic Issue for Professionals (513-145)

Suggestions for Scouting professionals on how to develop effective relationships with volunteers.

Leadership Training Committee Guide (No. 34169)

This book is used by the district and council training committees and the council staff. It outlines the council and district responsibilities for leadership training, each area of the Scouting program, and the recognition program and awards that adult leaders can earn.

Membership Committee Guide (No. 33080)

This series of documents provides information and resources relating to building membership at the council, district, and unit levels.

Orientation Guide for Council Officers and Executive Board Members (33161)

As council commissioner, you are truly a Scouter extraordinaire—a model of exceptional Scouting service throughout the council. You lead a large corps of commissioners who will help all units become successful and provide an increasingly better Scouting program for the youth of your council territory. Because of you, your enthusiasm, and your administrative ability, thousands of youth will be touched by Scouting values.

Selecting a Council Commissioner (No. 14-160)

The council commissioner leads this corps of commissioners to help all units become successful and provide an increasingly better Scouting program for the youth of the council.

Selecting District People (No. 34512)

This book is designed to help key district leaders determine the number of people needed to operate an effective district, and then to locate, select, and recruit them.

The Chartered Organization Representative (No. 33118)

The purpose of this pamphlet is to help the chartered organization representative understand your responsibilities.

The Council (No. 33071)

This guidebook explains how the local council functions to carry out the purpose of the BSA, with recommendations for membership, finance, program, and unit service.

The District (No. 33070)

This wide-ranging overview provides information on how the district carries out the operational mission of the council.

District New Unit Chart (No. 522-904)

Records completion dates for each of the 12 steps to organize each unit.

Forms & Worksheets

Progress Chart

Progress Chart Insert

Self-Evaluation Guide for Successful District Operation