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Commissioners are District and Council leaders who help Scouting units succeed. They coach and consult with the adult leaders of Packs, Troops, Crews, Posts and Ships. Commissioners are experienced Scouters who help chartered organizations and unit leaders to  to ensure that each unit has strong leadership. They encourage training, promote the use of the unit committee, encourage a relationship with the chartering organization, and help maintain the aims of Scouting by using the methods of Scouting.

The Commissioner is the liaison between the local Council and Scouting units. The Commissioner’s mission is to keep units operating at maximum efficiency, maintain regular contact with unit leaders, counsel leaders on where to find assistance, note weaknesses in programs, and suggest remedies. The commissioner is successful when units effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members.

Commissioner Training

A trained Commissioner is an effective Commissioner. Commissioners should take Commissioner Fast Start training online. Basic training has been changed from one course for all Commissioners to position-specific courses for unit commissioners, assistant district commissioners, assistant commissioners and Roundtable commissioners. Commissioner Basic Training and Roundtable Commissioner Training are taken online at Commissioners are encouraged to attend the annual College of Commissioners Science that is provided by your Council.

College of Commissioner Science

The College of Commissioner Science is a day of training for commissioners covering basic through advanced learning experiences in unit service. The objectives are to help commissioners expand their skills and unit service philosophy. The goal of this experience is to promote the increased effectiveness of the individual commissioner.

This ongoing training opportunity will benefit new commissioners and experienced unit commissioners. Participants do not have to be a commissioner to attend. Any adult leader that is interested in the numerous resources available in the Scouting movement is invited to attend.

Commissioner Tools

Commissioner Tools is a new tool available on the new my.Scouting Tools. Commissioner Tools are used by commissioners to record both unit contacts and monthly roundtable attendance. The tools are intended to help commissioners better perform (not change) current functions by improving efficiency and easy access of information.


Contact your District Commissioner or District Leadership to determine the unit commissioner assigned to your unit.

Here is the current roster of Commissioners for the Eno River District:

PositionCountyNameEmail Address
District CommissionerAllShane Digan[email protected]
Assistant District Commissioner (Orange County) (Roundtable)OrangeChris FitzSimons[email protected]
Unit CommissionerOrangeEd Lowdermilk[email protected]
Unit CommissionerOrangeAllen Samuelson[email protected]
Unit CommissionerOrangeNeal Tonks[email protected]
Unit CommissionerOrangeSammy Rape[email protected]
Unit CommissionerOrange & DurhamGregory Morris[email protected]
Assistant District Commissioner (Durham County)DurhamJeff Mixon[email protected]
Unit CommissionerDurhamTodd Taft[email protected]
Unit CommissionerDurhamDavid Scocca[email protected]
Unit Commissioner DurhamEddie Hanson[email protected]
Assistant District Commissioner (Granville & Vance Counties)Granville & VanceVacant
Unit CommissionerGranville & VanceKevin Rumsey[email protected]
Assistant District Commissioner (Chatham County)ChathamShay Blakemore[email protected]
Unit CommissionerChathamStephen Walker[email protected]
Unit CommissionerChathamArlene Baker Cheek[email protected]
Assistant District Commissioner (Roundtable)N/AGary Bird[email protected]
Roundtable CommissionerN/AEthan Beattie[email protected]
Roundtable CommissionerN/AWes Weaver[email protected]