About the College of Commissioner Service

College of Commissioner Service

The College of Commissioner Service (CCS) is designed to help  our volunteer serving commissioners grow in their role and continue their knowledge of practices that benefit their pack, troop, or crew. The college is being held November 11, 2023 in-person at Northern Star Scouting Base Camp, and with Virtual program options.

Who should attend?

All commissioners. who have completed Commissioner Basic Training. will benefit from joining the College of Commissioner Service, learning new skills, enjoying fellowship and getting the latest information. Other Scouting volunteers are also welcome.

What Courses Are Available to Take?

Bachelors in Commissioner Service

The Bachelors Program is the Level of training available to anyone who has completed Commissioner Basic Training. This training offers a series of eight courses like practical solutions to common unit problems and serving Scouts with special needs.  These and other courses will add to your Basic Training skills.

Masters in Commissioner Service

The Masters program is advanced training that follows Bachelor of Commissioner Service training. This training provides eight hours of advanced training to teach critical skills that allow commissioners to assist units and unit Leaders with concepts such as "lifesaving a unit" and skills to help develop new leader. You'll broaden your commissioner skills to effectively work with specific unit needs or special needs of Scouts.

Doctorate in Commissioner Service

The Doctorate program is the next Level of training after the Master’s Degree and includes carrying out a project that will benefit Scouting.  Students attend eight hours of advanced level training courses that includes a presentation of your final project.

Advanced Studies Degree

The Advanced Studies Program provides eight hours of elective course curriculum that supplements other commissioner training. The Advanced studies Program is intended for commissioners who have already completed the Masters or Doctorate programs and are interested in gaining further knowledge from a wide range of topics. Roundtable courses are also offered as part of this study area.

Continuing Education

A non-degree opportunity for commissioners of any level to participate in a group discussion on key unit issues commissioners need to address.  A great way to stay current with changes and new requirements in Scouting.


Basic Commissioner Training will be offered to new commissioners.

2023 College of Commissioner Service

Contact us

Patrick Hahn

District Executive

Donna Larson

College President

Bruce Haverly