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Commissioner Thesis: Impact of Commissioner Service on BSA Unit Health and JTE Attainment

First and foremost, thank you to the over 1,200 BSA volunteers who participated in the survey, including over 700 in Circle Ten Council and another 500 from the rest of BSA.

CLICK HERE to download the Research Report

This report was intended to quantitatively measure the impact of Commissioners on BSA Units and JTE Attainment, from the perspectives of both Commissioners and Unit Leaders.  Commissioner-DoctorateThe major research sections include:

  • Commissioner Engagement Statistics
  • Presumptions and Realities Regarding What Commissioners Do
  • Journey-To-Excellence (JTE) Enablement
  • The Relevance of Commissioner Service

The report includes 30 quantitative data charts, along with comparative tables, to try to truly quantify the impact of Commissioners in the BSA.  The original project description can be found here for those that are interested.

Survey: How can Commissioners Better Serve Units?

A research project was recently launched to assess the effectiveness and contribution areas of Commissioners, in support of helping Scout Units thrive.

The research survey is part of a Commissioner’s Doctorate project (see thesis description here) focused on the Circle Ten Council’s units and commissioners. However, because of the great outpouring of feedback from various Facebook/LinkedIn groups during the survey’s beta — the survey is now opened up for national usage.  Your response to this survey will enable the researcher to quantify how units want/need service from their Commissioners, as well as what are the effects of good/poor commissioner service, at a national level. But to do that, we need your help.

The survey takes between 5-10 minutes, depending on your role:


Important Note: If enough folks from your Council (we ask in the survey) respond, so that the data is definitive, then we can make a cut of the data available to the Council leadership and commissioner staff.

So, please feel free to distribute this link within your council.

Thanks for your service and support!

[Cross-posted across a few facebook/linked-in groups]

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