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Maramech Hill Commissioners

 

Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.

Roles the Commissioner Plays

A commissioner plays several roles, including friend, representative, unit "doctor," teacher, and counselor.

The commissioner is a friend of the unit. Of all their roles, this one is the most important. It springs from the attitude, "I care, I am here to help,what can I do for you?" Caring is the ingredient that makes commissioner service successful. He or she is an advocate of unit needs. A commissioner who makes himself known and accepted now will be called on in future times of trouble.

The commissioner is a representative. The average unit leader is totally occupied in working with kids. Some have little if any contact with the Boy Scouts of America other than a commissioner's visit to their meeting. To them, the commissioner may be the BSA. The commissioner helps represent the ideals, the principles, and the policies of the Scouting movement.

The commissioner is a unit "doctor." In their role as "doctor," they know that prevention is better than a cure, so they try to see that their units make good "health practices" a way of life. When problems arise, and they will even in the best unit, they act quickly. They observe symptoms, diagnose the real ailment, prescribe a remedy, and follow up on the patient.

The commissioner is a teacher. As a commissioner, they will have a wonderful opportunity to participate in the growth of unit leaders by sharing knowledge with them. They teach not just in an academic environment, but where it counts most—as an immediate response to a need to know. That is the best adult learning situation since the lesson is instantly reinforced by practical application of the new knowledge.

The commissioner is a counselor. As a Scouting counselor, they will help units solve their own problems. Counseling is the best role when unit leaders don't recognize a problem and where solutions are not clear-cut. Everyone needs counseling from time to time, even experienced leaders.

How are commissioners selected?

Selection process and criteria vary depending on the position.

Unit Commissioners are appointed by the district commissioner with the approval of the council executive board.

Unit commissioners should—

  • Have excellent people skills
  • Have a Scouting background or be fast-track learners
  • Know and practice Scouting ideals

Assistant District Commissioners are appointed by the district commissioner with the approval of the council executive board.

Assistant district commissioners should—

  • Be able to recruit and work through a team of unit commissioners.
  • Have excellent people skills
  • Have a broad Scouting background or be fast-track learners
  • Know and practice Scouting ideals

Roundtable Commissioners are appointed by the district commissioner with the approval of the council executive board.

Roundtable commissioners should—

  • Be congenial and enthusiastic performers
  • Have the ability to recruit a roundtable staff
  • Have a good Scouting program background in the program for which they will run roundtables
  • Be a good planner

District Commissioners are approved and appointed by the council executive board, with the concurrence of the Scout executive, on the recommendation of the district nominating committee.

District commissioners should—

  • Be widely respected in the community
  • Be an enthusiastic leader of adults
  • Have the ability to recruit a complete team of commissioners for their districts
  • Have the ability to guide and motivate commissioners to visit units regularly, identify unit needs, and help unit adults to meet needs
  • Be a role model of Scouting ideals


 

Unit
Town
Commissioner
Phone

Packs

Pack 68 Oswego Rich DeCarlo
Pack 107 Elburn Chuck Schmidt (630) 557-2497
Pack 316 Oswego Tammy Webber (630) 554-2038
Pack 317 Plano Tim Tyler (630) 552-7862
Pack 319  Big Rock Mike Hauge (630) 466-1484
Pack 331  Oswego Ric Kayer (630) 554-1406
Pack 332 Oswego Bill Doody (630) 551-4792
Pack 334 Bristol Gina Scoughton (815) 786-9566
Pack 335  Somonauk Joe Munder (630) 768-8861
Pack 336 Oswego Ric Kayer (630) 554-1406
Pack 340 Yorkville Jason Peeler (815) 981-1313
Pack 341 Sugar Grove Chuck Schmidt (630) 557-2497
Pack 342 Newark Marcia Newkirk (630) 552-7876
Pack 345 Sandwich Joe Munder (630) 768-8861
Pack 347 Sugar Grove Mike Hauge (630) 466-1484
Pack 348 Boulder Hill Mike Lewandowski (630) 926-7652
Pack 350 Yorkville
Pack 363  Oswego Ric Kayer (630) 554-1406
Pack 384 Oswego Jeff Shawl (630) 699-4569
Pack 569 Aurora George Webber (630) 554-2038
Pack 633 Oswego Tammy Webber (630) 554-2038
Pack 712 Oswego Bill Doody (630) 551-4792

Troops

Troop 5 Somonauk Gina Scoughton (815) 786-9566
Troop 7 Elburn George Webber (630) 554-2038
Troop 12  Oswego Ric Kayer (630) 554-1406
Troop 19  Big Rock Jason Peeler (815) 981-1313
Troop 31 Oswego Marcia Newkirk (630) 552-7876
Troop 34  Bristol Gina Scoughton (815) 786-9566
Troop 40  Yorkville Jeff Shawl (630) 699-4569
Troop 41 Sugar Grove Mike Hauge (630) 466-1484
Troop 42 Newark Marcia Newkirk (630) 552-7876
Troop 45  Sandwich Joe Munder (630) 768-8861
Troop 48  Boulder Hill Mike Lewandowski (630) 926-7652
Troop 63 Oswego Ric Kayer (630) 554-1406
Troop 68 Oswego

Rich DeCarlo

Troop 71  Plano Tim Tyler (630) 552-7862
Troop 265 Oswego Tammy Webber (630) 554-2038
Troop 7247 Oswego Mike Lewandowski (630) 926-7652

Teams

Team 68 Oswego

Rich DeCarlo

Venture Crews

Crew 13 Big Rock Tim Tyler (630) 552-7862
Crew 42 Newark Chris Vavrinek (630) 386-1364
Crew 48 Boulder Hill Chris Vavrinek (630) 386-1364
Crew 68  Oswego

Rich DeCarlo

Crew 242 Oswego Bill Doody (630) 551-4792
Crew 7452 Montgomery Chris Vavrinek (630) 386-1364
 

Pack 317, Troop 71



Pack 332, Pack 712, Crew 242 



Crew 007, Crew 13, Crew 7452




Pack 107, Pack 341



Pack 331, Pack 569



Troop 5, Troop 34


 

Pack 363


 

Pack 340, Pack 350, Pack 633


 

Troop 7



Pack 342, Troop 31



Pack 319, Pack 347, Troop 41



Pack 348, Troop 48, Troop 7247


 

Pack 335



Pack 336



Pack 68, Troop 68, Team 68, Crew 68


 

Pack 384, Troop 12, Troop 40



Troop 63, Troop 265, Troop 2121



Troop 42, Troop 45, Crew 42