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The Latin Scot

Suggestions for a new commissioner?

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Hey all! With my time cleared up now and my health more or less restored, I have been asked to serve as a commissioner by my district committee leaders. They told me to register as a unit commissioner, but they specifically want me to help with training new Cub Scout leaders, facilitating Cub breakout sessions at Roundtable, and above all being on-hand to support Cub Scouting at the district level. I am taking every training course I can find online and doing everything possible to make sure I am as well-versed in Scout policies and procedures as possible (luckily my mom was a commissioner for a decade so I have ready access to most of the primary materials). However, I know there is a lot that I don't know, and so I come before the wisdom of those on these boards to ask:

Does anybody have any advice, suggestions, or encouragement to help me get off on the right foot in this new position? I want my service as a commissioner to be meaningful to all those with whom I interact, so any help or counsel will be most appreciated. Thanks everybody!

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Don’t forget Cub day camp and resident camps. Be a presence there at least visiting, and try to get as many Cubs there as possible. 

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Really, you are in a good spot to make your district's Cub program top-notch. I know from your posts that you have the passion.

You are doing well by devouring all the training you can get your hands on.  Mainly, I would say, just be available and approachable.  By the very nature of the program, Cub leaders will welcome all the help and expertise you can provide.

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