June 13, 2020, by Victor Rivera
Congratulations to the 2019 Distinguished Commissioner Service Award Honorees
On behalf of our Longhorn Council Scouters, Board members, Charter Organization Partners, LHC Staff, Council Commissioner, and friends- we say thank you and congratulations to our latest group of Longhorn Council Distinguished Commissioner Service Award honorees. Commissioners are the “Scouting glue” who keep units together and help them reach their goals. Let’s take a look at our awardees. Drum roll please…
The 2019 Longhorn Council Distinguished Commissioner Service Award Honorees
Lance Cromwell Chisholm Trail District
Dave Thilges Pathfinder District
Cindy Thompson Orion District
John Hearrell Mustang District (now serving Orion District)
Tessa McKee Brazos Valley District
Again, we congratulate and recognize our local heroes for their tireless efforts.
Let’s see why a “Commissioner” is a vital volunteer for a unit to be in touch with. For those who don’t know, they will learn the importance of a Unit Commissioner’s role. We know our professional Scouters, the DE’s and the entire LHC Field Team, are only a phone call or an email away for anyone in their district. What some folks don’t realize is that the unit leaders and District Executives rely heavily on the Unit Commissioner otherwise known as the “friend of the unit.”
From our BSA National Scouting website’s Commissioners page:
As commissioners, we share the BSA’s mission: To prepare youth to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Every member of the BSA has a great Scouting experience.
- Supporting unit growth and retention through the journey to excellence.
- Contacting units and capturing in commissioner tools their strengths, needs, and a unit service plan that enables continuing improvement.
- Linking unit needs to district operating committee and other resources.
- Supporting timely unit, district, and council charter renewals.
- Supporting unit leaders by collecting and distributing information, enabling program training, and providing networking opportunities.
To read more about Commissioners please visit: https://www.scouting.org/commissioners/
Your District Executive (Professional Scouter) or LHC Council Commissioner, Ken Gordon, can help you get in touch with your Unit Commissioner. Who knows- perhaps you can join the team and become a local hero by being a Longhorn Council Commissioner.
The Longhorn Council Commissioner, Ken Gordon, is a volunteer who oversees and leads all of the individual scout units in our area
To meet or contact your District Executive (DE) click the link below:
Yours in Scouting,
Victor Rivera | Director of Marketing and Communications
Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council
850 Cannon Drive | P.O. Box 54190
Hurst, Texas 76054-3191
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