Commissioners College

Purpose and Objectives of the College of Commissioner Service

The purpose of the College of Commissioner Service shall be to offer commissioners of the Heart of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America a vehicle for continuing their education through advanced learning experiences in unit service. The College's objectives are to help commissioners expand their skills beyond those of Commissioner Basic Training and to expand the unit service philosophy. The goal of this experience shall be to promote the increased effectiveness of the individual commissioner.

This ongoing training opportunity will benefit new Commissioners and experienced Unit Commissioners.  Any adult leader that is curious about the numerous resources available in the Scouting movement is invited to attend.

2014 College of Commissioner Service

  • Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
    • Doors open at 7 AM
    • Opening at 7:45 AM
    • Graduation at 3:30 PM
  • Location: Cerner Riverport Campus
  • Address: 6711 NE Birmingham Rd., Kansas City, MO
  • Cost: $25 per participant

2014 Registration Details

Online registration closed, walk-ins welcome

More Information:

Terry Chapman
Dean of the College
(816) 453-0680

Brian Tobler
Staff Advisor
(816) 569-4985


Degree and Learning Opportunities

  1. Associate's Degree (inlcudes Commissioner Basic Training) — The beginning of the Commissioner experience.
  2. Continuing Education (C.Ed) — Continues the educational, expanding knowledge to increase the effectiveness of unit service.
  3. Bachelors (B.C.S.) — An entry-level program for Commissioners who have completed basic commissioner training.
  4. Masters (M.C.S.) — Offers advanced problem solving and administrative skill instruction.
  5. Doctorate — A two year program (D.C.S.) — Challenges candidates to identify, develop, and present a project or service concept to a panel of their peers.
  6. Bachelors of Roundtable Service — For Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing Roundtable Commissioners and their staffs to design new approaches to make Roundtables "can't miss events."
  7. Masters of Roundtable Service — This course involves advanced practices on how the Roundtable Commissioner effectively fills his/her role.
  8. Doctorate of Roundtable Service — The two year doctorate program with a Roundtable emphasis.

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