Jason’s Scouting Bio

I am the proud father of three Eagle Scouts (two sons and a daughter).  My primary roles in Scouting for over a decade have been as a Chaplain and as a Commissioner, serving unit leaders at the local level, as a District Commissioner, and eventually in various Assistant Council Commissioner roles within Circle Ten Council, the last being to serve all our Venturing Crews and Sea Scout Ships.

It was suggested during a WoodBadge course to develop a ‘Scouting Resume’, similar to a job resume — for applying for camp staffs and other Scouting roles.  Here’s mine:

COMMISSIONER – since June 2011 

Originally began serving as a Unit Commissioner (UC) in June 2011, to support a new Coppell Troop (845) that was being formed (chartered in September 2011) — and have served as a UC for various units since.

Was most recently the Assistant Council Commissioner (ACC) for all Venturing Crews and Sea Scout Ships within Circle Ten Council.  Have previously been ACC for Communications and ACC for Recognition across our 400 Commissioner Corps — served as an ACC from 2014 to 2023.

Also previously served as District Commissioner (DC) for the Five Trails (was Western Star) District and as the Assistant District Commissioner (ADC) for the city of Coppell within our District.

Routinely serve as a “Campsite Commissioner” or as a “Chaplain” within various Boy Scout camps:

  • Winter Camp 2012 – Camp Trevor Rees-Jones  [Commissioner & Chaplain]
  • Winter Camp 2013 – Camp Trevor Rees-Jones  [Commissioner & Chaplain]
  • Winter Camp 2021 – Camp Trevor Rees-Jones  [Campsite Commissioner]
  • Winter Camp 2022 – Camp Trevor Rees-Jones  [Campsite Commissioner]
  • Winter Camp 2023 – Camp Trevor Rees-Jones  [Lead Commissioner]
  • Summer Camp 2015 – Camp H. Roe Bartle in Missouri [PA-2 Chaplain]
  • Summer Camp 2020 – Camp H. Roe Bartle in Missouri [PA-4 Chaplain]
  • Summer Camp 2021 – Camp H. Roe Bartle in Missouri [PA-2 Chaplain]
  • Summer Camp 2022 – Camp H. Roe Bartle in Missouri [LS-1 Chaplain]
  • Summer Camp 2023 – Camp H. Roe Bartle in Missouri [LS-2 Chaplain]

Am a huge advocate University of Scouting (UoS) since 2009.  In January 2015, I earned the Doctorate of Commissioner Science and I served as the Dean of our College of Commissioner Science for 2016 and 2017.  Have also earned the Commissioners’ Key as a UC (May’14), DC/ADC (Dec’17), and CC/ACC (Jan’22).

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ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTER – February 2010 to December 2015

I began serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster (ASM) for Troop 840 in Circle Ten Council with my oldest son,  later in Troop 845 with my younger son, as well as Troop 844 with my daugher.  While my primary Scouting role is as a Commissioner, I’ve served ad-hoc as an ASM/unit-adult throughout the years:

  • Summer Camp 2010 – Camp Cherokee, Clements Scout Ranch
  • Summer Camp 2011 – Camp Constantin [Scoutmaster]
  • Summer Camp 2012 – Camp H. Roe Bartle in Missouri [Scoutmaster]
  • National Jamboree 2013 – ASM1 for Troop D241
  • Summer Camp 2014 — Camp Cris Dobbins in Colorado
  • Philmont Cavalcade 2015 — with Troop 845
  • Summit SBR High Adventure 2018 — “Marksman” program
  • Philmont Cavalcade 2019 — with Crew 138
  • Sea Base St. Thomas 2023 — with Ship 46

CUBMASTER – March 2007 to November 2011

I started serving as a Cubmaster/CM as my oldest son was wrapping up his Wolf (2nd grade) year with Pack 92 in the Longhorn Council (LHC). Unfortunately, all of the Pack’s leadership were Webelos II parents.  There weren’t any Webelos I scouts or parents, and the Bears chose to move to a different Pack instead of rebuilding the Pack’s leadership.  When everything was done, there were three scouts left – two Tigers and my Wolf.

In March 2007, we three parents looked around the table at each other – I became Cubmaster, Julia became Committee Chair, and John became a Den Leader, for a Pack with 3 boys.  My younger son (and wife) joined the Pack in the Fall, as Tigers, and we began Scouting.

In August 2008, after operating as a new/small Pack for one year, we did a temporary merger with a healthy Pack (857) from Circle Ten Council (C10) – in order to give the boys a richer experience.  We brought a healthy soon-to-be Wolf den, my older son (Webelos I) and a newly recruited a Tiger Den to Pack 857.  During that time, I served as the Asst. Cubmaster for Pack 857 – acting as the Cubmaster for the contingent from what had been Pack 92/Rockbrook-Elementary.

In December 2009, our 15 Rockbrook scouts separated from Pack 857 and chartered as Pack 91 within Circle Ten Council.  In November 2011, I transitioned out as the Cubmaster, in preparation for my younger son’s crossover to Boy Scouts, with 44 Cub Scouts in Pack 91.


  • Ordeal member – April 2011
  • Brotherhood member — May 2012
  • Associate Chapter Adviser for Tech & Comms — 2012, 2013, 2021
  • Lodge Brotherhood Adviser — since January 2022
  • Vigil Honor – April 2023


  • High Adventure Triple Crown (Philmont, SBR, Sea Base) — July 2023
  • Silver Beaver — April 2018
  • Distinguished Commissioner Service (council-level) — February 2018
  • James E. West Fellow @ Heart of America Council — January 2018
  • The Good Shepherd (adult religious award) — January 2015
  • Doctorate in Commissioner Science — January 2015
  • Commissioner Excellence in Unit Service — January 2014
  • District Award of Merit — January 2014
  • William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Knot — Oct 2011 for Pack 91
  • Cub Scouter Knot — May 2011
  • Cubmaster Knot — April 2010


Cub Scout – 1977 through Dec 1980 in Southeast Wisconsin (now Three Harbors) Council – left as a Webelos II, but did not find a Scouting program to cross over to when my family relocated to Texas.

NRA Certified Rifle/Pistol Instructor & Range Safety Officer — for shooting sports & merit badges

National Camp School: Chaplain — March 2016

National Jamboree 2013 – Asst. Scoutmaster for Troop D241 from Circle Ten Council
National Jamboree 2017 – Shooting Sports Staff
World Jamboree 2019 – Shooting Sports Staff & Chaplain at Duty-to-God Program

Philmont Training Center — 2016 District Commissioner training week
Philmont Training Center — 2017 District Key-3 training week

Tribe of Mic-O-Say since 2012 — (Honorary) Warrior, Spirit Beaver

Indian Princesses — Brave, Spirit Beaver & Sachem (religious lead) for Tejas Tribe

Sea Badge 2016TX – August 2016 … Participant
Sea Badge 2017TX – November 2017 … Scribe & Chaplain

Wood Badge 94 – August 2010 @ Philmont … Participant, Beaver patrol
Wood Badge 98 – August 2011 @ Philmont … Assistant Scribe & Course Chaplain
Wood Badge 110 – August 2014 @ Philmont … Troop Guide & Course Chaplain

NYLT 2014s6 – December 2014 … Asst. Scoutmaster for Quartermasters
NYLT 2018s1 – March 2018 … Asst. Scoutmaster for Troop Guides
NYLT 2021s1 – March 2021 … Course Director
NYLT 2022s2 – July 2022 … Course Director

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